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The execution of James Foley is an extremely sobering reminder of the dangers faced by journalists determined to document the suffering of civilians and of the grave dangers to fundamental freedoms posed by ISIS.

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Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
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Middle East and North Africa

Zainab al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress and a trustee of Freedom House, examines recent developments in Iraq.

written by
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

In the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, antidemocratic forces have been on the rampage, threatening to pull the United States into new conflicts against its will. In each of these cases, the crisis has origins in authoritarian rule, and only a policy built on the promotion of democratic governance has any hope of ensuring a lasting peace.

 

written by
Mehrunisa Qayyum
Guest Blogger


In most elections, the voters’ central dilemma is deciding whether to vote for candidate A, B, or C. However, in Egypt’s upcoming May 26–27 presidential election, citizens and organizing blocs are understandably asking themselves whether to vote at all.

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