Thanks to its official state ideology ‘Juche’ North Korea is in rude health in 2017
Dictatorships articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here you will find the latest news on dictatorships around the world. Also see our section on the Political Dissidents who fight dictators around the world.
Rights groups warn that rulers across the region are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.
North Korea has one of the world’s biggest ground armies with more than 1 million active members
Yemen’s president for three decades was a wily political operator but a poor administrator
Salman, often referred to as ‘MBS’, has leapfrogged the king’s nephew Mohammed bin Nayef
2017 has already seen Zimbabwe’s social movements scaling down efforts to encourage government to act on high unemployment, rampant corruption and upholding with basic human rights due to threats of reprisals.
In Egypt, dozens of activists have been arrested in a series of sweeping raids in recent days
Egypt has blocked the website of an independent Turkish newspaper in English as it steps up censorship
North Korea is hardly a top destination for American travelers. But it’s not off limits.