The Globalist

The Free World Shrinks?

Are established democracies sliding back on democratic commitments?

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National Income Vs. National Freedom

A nation’s income level doesn’t always correlate to its freedom level.

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Lands of the Unfree

A quarter of countries are not free. Where are they located?

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Land of the Increasingly Non-Free

Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.

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Turkey’s Erdogan: Leader-for-Life?

The country’s leader since 2003 has been adept at evading term limits or restarting the clock on them.

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Strict Executive Term Limits: US Still a Leader?

The country might be constitutionally backward on other fronts, but it is still a model on executive term limits.

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China’s Term-Limit Rollback

Post-Mao term limits became important when China’s presidency took on the country’s lead role, but Xi Jinping is ending them.

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Russia’s Long-Serving Leaders

Putin embarked on yet another re-election bid, making full use of his constitutional changes over the years.

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Western Europe: The Fastest-Closing Gender Gap

Which world regions have the widest gender gaps and which are closing slowest?

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The Economic Participation Gender Gap: Two More Centuries?

Across five economic dimensions, women’s inclusion in recent years has been slower than in other areas of life.

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