Is the United States Still “Free”?

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The National Interest—Paul R. Pillar Security, Africa All Americans ought to be concerned about this trend. Freedom House recently released its latest annual report on the state of political rights and civil liberties around the world. The picture is mixed as always, with many reasons for pessimism along with some glimmers of hope. The number of countries whose performance worsened in 2018 was greater than the number that improved, although the differential between backsliders and improvers was less than in 2017. A...

Cyber warfare is still a free-for-all. (vs148/shutterstock.com) SAN FRANCISCO—Between cyberattacks against power grids and election influence campaigns, nations are increasingly waging war through the internet with the rest of us stuck in the middle.