The Modi government has significantly diminished the level of personal freedom in the country.
The index spotlights fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association and assembly.
There’s no need to wait for EU membership to increase the level of freedom in these countries.
Appeasing Beijing can come with financial and reputational costs.
China's military budget is three-and-a-half times larger than Russia’s.
Venezuela is now the poster country for economic disaster.
The Human Freedom Index tracks the evolution of freedom globally.