Are Democracies in Decline?
Democracy around the globe has been in decline for the past 14 years, according to the latest “Freedom in the World” report. While China is rated one of the worst-performing countries in the world, based on metrics such as governance, rule of law, and freedom of expression, this report also acknowledges its growing regional and global influence. The U.S. has notably slipped by 8 points over the last decade, falling behind its traditional democratic peers. Is the end of the liberal international order near?