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U.S forces provided security while million of Afghans cast ballots. (Getty Images)

Afghans Defy Taliban Threat To Vote In Droves

President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”

04/05/2014

Athens: the cradle of Western democracy. (Getty Images)

Study: Voice Votes Don’t Speak Volumes

Researchers found unless there was an overwhelming majority, listeners couldn’t tell if the vote went “yea” or “nay.”

02/08/2014

Egyptian soldiers guard a polling station in Cairo. (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt Holds Key Vote On Country’s New Charter

Two-day voting is a blow to the Muslim Brotherhood, which wanted the reinstatement of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

01/14/2014

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.

10/20/2013

The annual non-government organization, Freedom House, found that democratic rights declined for the sixth(Photo credit  DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Democracy Declines Worldwide For 7th Consecutive Year

Democracy declined across the globe in 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year of democratic government’s decline.

01/22/2013

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