US Democracy Report

January 19, 2012 - 1:05 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 photo, Egyptian women lineup under a map of the Arab world out side a polling center in Giza, Egypt. The Arab Spring upheaval that shocked entrenched regimes lsat year in the Middle East and North Africa was the biggest challenge to authoritarian governments since the downfall of Soviet Communism, the pro-democracy watchdog group Freedom House said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)