"Without debate, without criticism ... no republic can survive," said President John F. Kennedy. Do you have a free space to speak about your government?
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lauded the voluntary transfer of power in Ethiopia and thanked the people of Djibouti for hosting U.S. troops.
In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.
An attack on student protesters in July was among the incidents prompting President Trump's executive order pressuring Nicaragua to restore the rule of law.
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?
Ukraine is overhauling its law enforcement, including making over its police patrol cars and training new police officers.
In a strong democracy, the party that loses an election accepts its defeat, knowing the electoral system will afford it another chance next time.
The U.S. has sanctioned BANDES, Venezuela's national development bank, following the unlawful detention of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.