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.
US Strategy to Support Democracy
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.
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.
News & Perspectives:
United States: Congress Should Reauthorize Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
JOINT STATEMENT June 22, 2021
Juneteenth Captures the Paradox of American Democracy
PERSPECTIVES June 18, 2021
Russia: President Biden Should Hold Putin Regime Accountable for Authoritarian Abuses
PRESS RELEASE June 15, 2021
Joint Letter: US Must Prioritize Human Rights in Shaping Future Policy Toward Iran
ADVOCACY LETTER May 10, 2021
Diverse Coalition Provides Blueprint for Implementation of New US Anti-Money Laundering Law
ADVOCACY LETTER May 5, 2021
United States: Freedom House Applauds Recognition of Armenian Genocide
PRESS RELEASE April 24, 2021
In the Media
How Juneteenth Observance Can Rekindle Our Democracy
Threats To Democracy Are Growing Around the World — And The U.S. May Be One Of Them
National Security Relies on Global Democracy
April 26, 2021
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