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Promising advances in the status of freedom in the world during the past year have been matched by significant disappointments.
Arch Puddington is distinguished fellow for democracy studies at Freedom House.
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Aili Piano is managing editor of Freedom in the World and a senior researcher at Freedom House.
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Volume 22, Issue 2
The past decade began at a high point for freedom but ended with freedom in peril. Yet the setbacks of the last five years do not outweigh the democratic gains…
Volume 18, Issue 2
Although the overall state of democracy in the world differed little from that in 2005, a series of worrisome trends seem to be contributing to a stagnation of freedom.
Volume 33, Issue 2
In 2021, autocrats’ efforts to reshape the global order enabled heavier repression and brazen power grabs, while democracies faltered. Is this a tipping point?