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The findings of Freedom House’s Nations in Transit report point to Russia’s role as model and enabler for Eurasia’s autocracies. Read Arch Puddington and David J. Kramer's American Interest  op-ed.

In an interactive slideshow published in Foreign Policy, Freedom House looks at ten countries identified as the world's worst human rights abusers in 2013, according to Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s annual report on global political rights and civil liberties.

President Obama and his European counterparts can help end Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine by imposing new, tough sanctions against the regime of Vladimir Putin this week, writes David J. Kramer in The American Interest. Click here to read David's op-ed.

The United States needs to step up its aid to Ukraine, and impose more sanctions on Putin’s regime—and it needs to do so with or without Europe. Click here to read David J. Kramer and Arch Puddington's American Interest op-ed.

By treating Russia’s aggression against Ukraine as a discrete problem, the West has overlooked the broader strategic and moral dimensions of Moscow’s behavior, writes Freedom House board member Paula Dobriansky in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, his brazen disregard for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and his threats to defend Russian-speakers beyond Crimea, in other parts of Ukraine and in other neighboring states, represent an assault on the very concept of freedom and the ability of people to choose their own political destiny. The democratic community of nations has faced no greater test since the end of the Cold War. Click here to continue reading David J. Kramer's American Interest piece.

Sanctions may not stop Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine, but Western policymakers should embrace them for another reason: because they can put a nail in the coffin of the project that started the Ukraine crisis to begin with -- Eurasian integration. Click here to read Nate Schenkkan's Foreign Affairs op-ed.


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