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.
The Fraser Institute has embarked on an ambitious and important effort to create a comprehensive index of human freedom. As a trailblazer in the study and measurement of economic freedom, the Fraser Institute has long recognized that existing attempts to measure freedom have been imperfect—blurring various definitions of freedom, using subjective rather than objective measures, and either failing to account for economic freedom or focusing exclusively on it.
The recent killing of two Canadian soldiers by self-professed, radicalized young men who became enamoured with a violent interpretation of Islam will bring up multiple assertions about the “root cause” for such attacks.