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What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.

2015 has been a year of real reforms in Ukraine

Ukraine has made major progress by passing more reform legislation in 2015 than in all other years of its independent history. What will 2016 bring?
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Youth agree: A stable Ukraine will help a generation [video]

Youth discuss why the international community should support Ukraine and why stability in Ukraine is important for the security and stability of Europe.

“His absence will be deeply felt in Russia and around the...

The United States has called on the Russian government to conduct a prompt investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader shot...
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The beginning of a new relationship with Cuba [video]

Visitors to the newly re-opened Cuban embassy in Washington were enthusiastic about the prospect of expanded contact with the Cuban people.

How Nigerian women stood up for themselves and fought election violence

The staff of Nigeria's Women’s Situation Room worked to protect women and children, ensure women's right to vote and respond to threats and violence.

Archivists document a nation’s history — the good and the bad

An accessible archive is an important part of any country with a complex history, including Ukraine, so U.S. archivists are helping Ukrainian archivists.

Voting rights are a cornerstone of democracy

The civil rights movement may be an American story, but it continues to inspire democracy around the world. “We may be diplomats, but we should...
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International Day of Democracy: Shareable quotes

September 15 is the International Day of Democracy, a day to honor the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and free and transparent elections.