Promoting U.S. Leadership
Freedom House believes that the United States has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty. The US has a unique capacity and a moral obligation to cultivate alliances with free nations and lend support to democracy advocates in authoritarian or transitional settings. As the world’s most influential democracy, the US has an essential part to play in the global struggle for liberty. Doing so ultimately protects the freedom, security, and prosperity of Americans by promoting stable democratic governance, preventing armed conflicts and failed states, and ensuring an international order based on human rights and the rule of law.
Principles for Safeguarding US Democracy
The United States has a unique capacity and a moral obligation to cultivate alliances with free nations and lend support to democracy advocates in authoritarian or transitional settings.
The Democracy Project
Even as Americans remain committed to the ideals of democracy, a majority see democracy in the US as weak and getting weaker, found a survey commissioned by Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center.
Policy Recommendations: Strengthening Democracy
Democracies should work to support their core principles at home and around the world.
Freedom in the World 2020: United States Country Report
The United States is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2020.
Freedom on the Net 2020: United States Country Report
The United States is rated Free in Freedom on the Net 2020.
Freedom House Welcomes Three New Trustees
May 4, 2022
Freedom House Grieves Loss of Peter Ackerman, Former Board Chair
April 29, 2022
Permanent Global Magnitsky Act Will Ensure Perpetrators Face Consequences
April 12, 2022
Freedom House, Human Rights First, 56 Organizations Urge Congress to Reauthorize & Strengthen Global Magnitsky Act
March 23, 2022
Freedom House Mourns Passing of Madeleine Albright, Formidable Diplomat and Champion of Freedom
March 23, 2022