Protest Signs

Photo credit: Camilo Rueda López

A skeptical new president is not the only obstacle the former rebels must overcome. 

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Left: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
Right: United States President Donald J. Trump and President Putin. (Photo: Kremlin.ru) 

Putin's policy of cultivating foreign leaders can backfire in democracies.

Now that peace with Ethiopia is official, the one-party regime must give democracy its due.

FIFA must prevent a repeat of Mohamed Salah’s humiliating treatment in Russia. 

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Heavily-armed soldiers without identifying insignia guard the Crimean parliament building after taking up positions there earlier in the day on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A few reminders of the Russian dictator’s track record as President Trump heads to his summit in Finland.

Prime Minister Pashinyan speaking

A transition that moves too aggressively, or not aggressively enough, could dash the hopes of the velvet revolution.

As President Trump prepares to meet with Putin, Freedom House urges the president to demonstrate a strong defense of American interests and democratic values. 

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

The decision to withdrawn the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council is counterproductive for U.S. security and foreign policy and will make it more difficult to advance human rights and aid victims of abuse. 

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