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Uzbekistan: The Year After

Uzbek president Islam Karimov died last year after ruling the country with an iron fist for 27 years. The brief looks at what has changed in the past year and whether we can hope for a thaw in Uzbekistan.

Strategy Brief:Why Democracy Matters

In the midst of a global backlash against democratic values, we as a global civil society need to play a stronger role in countering the narrative that democracy has failed by demonstrating its many benefits. 

The Assault on Press Freedom in Poland

Poland has become a crucial battleground in the drive by authoritarian-minded leaders to gain control over political discourse and limit media pluralism.