07 Feb 2019

Freedom House World Report: Where did Freedom Decline and Advance in 2018?

In total, 68 countries lost points in their democracy score in 2018, according to the annual Freedom House report. These outnumbered the 50 countries that achieved net gains. In total, 86 (44%) out of a total 195 countries received a “Free” rating, while 59 (30%) were rated “Partly Free,” and

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13 Aug 2018

Russia, Iran and other states agree on Caspian Sea access

Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan have resolved a disagreement that lasted since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The countries reached a decision on the status of the Caspian Sea, giving it a special status that mixes legal parameters for both sea and lake regulations. The agreement, which Putin

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