The latest from Freedom House:

Regional leaders’ handling of a term-limit dispute could either strengthen or undermine recent democratic progress.

In response to President Trump congratulating Vladimir Putin for his re-election as Russian president, in a vote whose outcome was determined before ballots were cast, Freedom House issued a statement.

New Ukrainian laws regulating NGOs threaten the independence and effectiveness of civil society groups. 

Russia’s fake elections are now a model for autocrats in other countries, from Egypt to Venezuela—authoritarians who mimic Putin in deploying new strategies of repression.

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Russian organizations and individuals for election meddling and cyberattacks targeting the United States. 

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia will visit the United States beginning March 19. 

The election may be in the bag, but in many other ways Russia is going off the rails.