human freedom index

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Governments worldwide use ‘enemies’ to justify repression

In the vast South Asia region, only Bhutan escaped growing repression since 2019.


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Freedom under attack in India

The Modi government has significantly diminished the level of personal freedom in the country.


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Human freedom waning in many countries

The index spotlights fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association and assembly.


3:19PM
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‘Mini Schengen’—moving toward freedom and markets

There’s no need to wait for EU membership to increase the level of freedom in these countries.


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NBA controversy underscores China’s bullying tactics

Appeasing Beijing can come with financial and reputational costs.


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China—world freedom’s greatest threat

China's military budget is three-and-a-half times larger than Russia’s.


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The tide of global freedom is receding—but there’s hope

Venezuela is now the poster country for economic disaster.