Aleksandar Vučić, current president of Serbia, and former primer minister from 2014-2017. 

Shannon O’Toole

The increasingly authoritarian government has steadily broken down press freedom over the past four years.


Uganda's Speaker of Parliament blocks efforts to repeal the Constitution's age limit for presidential candidates.

Prison officials in Tajikistan have repeatedly beaten Tajikistan's most prominent human rights lawyer Buzurmehr Yorov, according to family member reports. 

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks with former United States President Barack Obama. 

The next president could strengthen democracy in the country, or drag it back into old patterns of corruption and violence.

The Department of Homeland Security's announced plan would erode citizens’ right to anonymity and the fundamental guarantee of freedom of speech to all.

Following introduction in the U.S. Congress of a resolution to strengthen rule of law and respect for human rights in Azerbaijan, Freedom House issued a statement.

Zselyke Csaky

The leadership in Warsaw has gone well beyond the antidemocratic playbook pioneered by Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, brazenly fracturing the rule of law and threatening European integrity.

Credit: Voice of America.

Secession movements are sometimes justified, but statehood alone does not solve long-standing governance problems.


Freedom House’s Nations in Transit seeks proposals from scholars, researchers and think tanks based in any country for forward-looking briefs on the following themes.

Arch Puddington

A regime’s sports policy offers insights on its approach to governance and foreign affairs.


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