Current World Dictators

Here is a comprehensive, up-to-date list of current world dictators and authoritarian regimes. We define a dictator as the ruler of a land rated “Not Free” by the Freedom House in their annual survey of freedom. Click to visit current dictators category.

 

World Map of Current Dictatorships

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Current World Dictators

Dictator of Kosovo Russian Dictator Cuban Dictator Belarus Dictator Azeri Dictator Iraqi Dictator Dictator of Syria Dictator of Iran Turkmenistan  Dictator Pakistani Dictator Dictator of  Tadjikistan Dictator of  Kazakhstan Dictator of  Uzbekistan Chinese Dictator Dictator of Bhutan Dictator of Laos Dictator of  Cambodia Dictator of Burma Dictator of Vietnam Dictator of Brunei Dictator of North  Korea Dictator of Cote  d'Ivoire Algerian Dictator Dictator of Guinea Dictator of Tunisia Dictator of Egypt Dictator of Libya Dictator of Chad Dictator of  Cameroon Dictator of Sudan Dictator of Eritrea Dictator of  Equatorial Guinea Dictator of Somalia Dictator of the  Republic of Congo Dictator of Rwanda Dictator of Angola Dictator of  Zimbabwe

Map of World Freedom in 2013:

Freedom in the World Map 2013
Freedom in the World Map 2012

Map of Freedom 2011

Download Freedom in the World 2012 report by Freedom House. Below is a list of countries classified as NOT FREE in 2011 (authoritarian regimes/dictatorships) by the Freedom House:

Afghanistan – Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
Algeria – Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
Angola – Mr. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola
Azerbaijan – Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
Bahrain – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain
Belarus – Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of Belarus
Brunei – Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
Cambodia – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
Cameroon – Paul Biya, President of Cameroon
Chad – Idriss Deby, President of Chad
China – Xi Jinping, President of China
Congo, Dem. Rep. of – Joseph Kabila, President of Congo
Côte d’Ivoire – Laurent Gbagbo, President of Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba – Raul Castro, President of Cuba
Djibouti – Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti
Egypt – Hosny Mubarak, President of Egypt
Equatorial Guinea – OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO, President
Eritrea – Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea
Ethiopia – Girme Wolde Giorgis, President of Ethiopia
Gabon – Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon
Iran – Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad, President of Iran
Iraq – Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq
Jordan – King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan
Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of Kazakhstan
Laos – Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone, President
Libya – Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, Leader of Libya
Myanmar (Burma) – Thein Sein, Prime Minister of Myanmar (Burma)
North Korea – Kim Jong-il, President of North Korea
Oman – Qaboos bin Said Al-Said, Prime Minister of Oman
Qatar – Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani
Russia – Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Rwanda – Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
Saudi Arabia – King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia
Somalia – Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia
Sudan – Omar H.A. Al-Bashier, President of Sudan
Swaziland – Mswati III, King of Swaziland
Syria – Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
Tajikistan – Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan
Tunisia – Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, President of Tunisia
Turkmenistan – Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, President of Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Uzbekistan – Islam Abdughanievich Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
Vietnam – Nguyen Minh Triet, President of Vietnam
Yemen – Ali Abdallah Salih, President of Yemen
Zimbabwe – Robert (Gabriel) Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe