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Is Vladimir Putin a dictator? Here’s what experts have to say.

Is Putin a dictator or not?

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Does Mubarak's Release Mean the Arab Spring Was a Total Failure?

Checking in on the Arab Spring, nearly four years later.
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Tamarod Protests: Is Egypt Ready For Its Second Revolution In 2 Years?

Millions of people have signed onto the Tamarod campaign to force Mohammed Morsi from office. But if Egypt just replaces its leader without making systemic changes, it will be back to square one.
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Nicolas Maduro: The Venezuelan Opposition Plans Its Next Move Against Maduro's Illegitimate Government

In a gathering of Venezuelans in Mexico City, three opposition legislators hint at what's comming for the country.
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Venezuela Election Protests: There's a Serious Threat Of Dictatorship Under Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has formally asked the Supreme Court to annul the results of the April 14th presidential election.
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Venezuela President 2013: Nicolas Maduro Victory Ushers New Wave Of Restricted Press

Working class Venezuelans will find it more difficult to learn about the opposition as the law continues infringing upon media outlets’ freedom of expression.

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Venezuela Election 2013: Day Before Election Capriles, Opposition Close Gap with Maduro

Venezuela's election to replace Hugo Chavez may be a closer race than expected, with Henrique Capriles gaining steam in final hours against Nicolas Maduro.
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Vatican City Confidential: Inside the World's Smallest Dictatorship

While media attention is focused on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the harsh conditions of the pope's subjects have been ignored.
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Egypt Constitution 2012: Democracy is Shaky After Morsi Power Grab and Silence From the US

With a draft constitution ready for referendum, conflict between Egypt's political forces could erupt if the U.S. fails to speak out against Morsi's power grab.
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Russia Freedom of Speech: Internet May Be Next Censorship Battleground

Russia has expanded its battle for freedom of expression into a new realm: the Internet. Pending approval from President Putin, the new law could more widely censor websites in Russia.
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Putin Channels Stalin to Censor the Internet in Russia

These actions have elicited unfortunate comparisons to the beginning of Stalin’s terror in the late 1930s.

UK Communications Data Bill Would Destroy Internet Freedom and Lead Us On the Road to Totalitarianism

Internet privacy issues are debated in London’s Parliament as the British government review the Communications Data Bill Draft. They want to monitor whom you are talking to, when and where.
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How Much Longer Will Hugo Chavez Be President of Venezuela?

Upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela, coupled with Hugo Chavez's recent cancer treatments, have many in the opposition hoping that this year will be a year of change.
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Kofi Annan Syria Plan Lets Assad Set the Terms

Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan legitimizes the Syrian government as a part of the solution to the current crisis, and ultimately harms the opposition movement.
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Is Egypt a Democracy? Their Treatment of U.S. NGOs Highlights That They Still Have Work to Do

The adverse treatment of NGO’s in Egypt reflects a lingering authoritarian influence
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Arab Spring Won't Bring Democracy to Middle East

Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa won't lead to an immediate democratic transition.