Tag: Freedom House

Ukraine democratic transition ‘being driven from bottom-up’

     

Ukraine is set to launch its case against Russia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, seeking an order to halt Moscow’s support for pro-Russia separatists in… Read more »

Malawi’s corruption prompts democracy group pull-out

     

Malawi’s endemic corruption has prompted the National Democratic Institute to cease funding governance and civil society organizations after five years, reports suggest. “The government and other stake holders should come… Read more »

Autocracies fear ‘existential threat’ of democratic contagion

     

Think of two significant trend lines in the world today, writes Brookings analyst Robert Kagan. One is the increasing ambition and activism of the two great revisionist powers, Russia and… Read more »

‘Dual threat’ from authoritarians, populists saps democracy, watchdog says

     

The resurgence of authoritarian powers and the emergence of “populist and nationalist forces” in democratic states have prompted a deterioration of democracy and growing threats to civil liberties, U.S.-based watchdog… Read more »

Democracy jobs

     

National Endowment for Democracy Job #1701 – Program Assistant, Grant-making Resource Center Job #1692 – Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia Job #1690 – Grants Officer for Eurasia Job #1689 – Grants… Read more »

Succession planning flurry follows Eurasian autocrat’s death

     

The recent death of Uzbekistan’s seemingly perpetual president has drawn fresh attention to the uncertainties of one-man rule elsewhere in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region, writes Freedom House… Read more »

Revitalizing Democracy Support in Troubled Times

     

The world has experienced a decade of decline in democracy, and the downward trajectory is accelerating, Freedom House reports: Nativist sentiments in the United States and Europe are weakening support… Read more »

Zambia Elections Show Closing Democratic Space in Southern Africa?

     

  Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results, which are being challenged by the main opposition party, the BBC reports: The electoral commission said Mr Lungu… Read more »