Freedom's Retreat Killing Democracy Softly
Modern autocrats are less prone to violence and overt repression than their totalitarian predecessors—but that only makes the threat they pose all the more insidious.
Authoritarianism Demonizing Democracy
Today’s authoritarians are just as threatened by pluralism and dissenting ideas as the single-party states that preceded them.
The Autocratic Model Putin’s Russia: Enabler of Repression
The findings of Freedom House’s Nations in Transit report point to Russia’s role as model and enabler for Eurasia’s autocracies.
Crisis in Ukraine The End of Russia’s Isolation
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.
The Battle for Ukraine Putin’s Real Target: Democracy in Russia and Beyond
Vladimir Putin considers stable, prosperous, rule-of-law democracies along Russia’s border as a threat because of what they represent: the possibility of an alternative to autocratic rule in Russia.
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