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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Andrei Nastase

A reformist candidate won the vote, but in an ominous sign for upcoming national elections, the outcome was nixed on a dubious technicality.

Un candidat reformist a câștigat scrutinul, dar, ca semnal amenințător pentru alegerile naționale viitoare, rezultatul acesta a fost anulat prin tehnici dubioase

North Korean "Propaganda Village"

Entertainers view Kijeongdong, or the North Korean "Propaganda Village" while visiting Dora Observatory, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, Republic of Korea. © Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

As nuclear disarmament talks continue, the U.S. side should not lose sight of the Kim regime’s gruesome crimes against its own people.

Host nation Russia and its authoritarian ilk are unlikely to go far against even the smallest democratic powerhouses.

Jimmie Akesson Photo

Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats © Per Pettersson

With protean policies and social media savvy, populists have run circles around their mainstream opponents.

The Cambodia Daily Image

© U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The state has steadily purged critical voices from the information landscape ahead of national elections in July.

Жителі Криму борються за отримання базових прав людини в умовах переслідувань з боку російських спецслужб

Bridge between Crimea and Russia


Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

The maps and graphs below illustrate three major patterns that will affect the continent’s future path.

President Nicolás Maduro © Agencia de Noticias ANDES

The world’s autocrats seem more willing to dispense with the appearance of honest elections.