WHY FREEDOM MATTERS!

By Chris Walsh | April 7, 2015

Too often we take freedom for granted in the United States, but it’s never guaranteed. National assessment data shows only 24 percent of our high school seniors are “proficient” in civics, a trend going back more than a decade. The Bush Institute’s Freedom Matters! and new film, What is Freedom, help close that gap.

THE BUSH INSTITUTE TALKS WITH RENA PEDERSON ABOUT “THE BURMA SPRING”

By Freedom Square | February 10, 2015

In her new book, “The Burma Spring,” journalist Rena Pederson captures Aung San Suu Kyi’s unexpected odyssey into a political leader who is fighting for the soul of her nation.

BUSH INSTITUTE RELEASES CALL TO ACTION ON NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS

By Brittney Bain | January 8, 2015

This week the George W. Bush Institute’s Human Freedom initiative released Light Through the Darkness, a comprehensive call to action for putting the issue of North Korean human rights in the spotlight of international attention.

THE YEAR IN REVIEW FOR THE BUSH INSTITUTE’S HUMAN FREEDOM INITIATIVE

By Freedom Square | January 8, 2015

The Bush Institute’s Human Freedom team focused on new and innovative ways in 2014 to support freedom advocates, press for U.S. leadership to advance freedom in the world and build up its FreedomCollection archive.

NORMANDO HERNANDEZ ON OPENING RELATIONS WITH CUBA

By Freedom Square | December 19, 2014

The Freedom Collection talked with freedom activist and former Cuban political prisoner Normando Hernandez about opening relations with Cuba.

YEAS AND NAYS ON NORTH KOREA

By Arch Puddington | November 25, 2014

The vote was 111–19, with 55 abstentions. The countries behind the 19 No votes fall into several categories.

A TASTE OF JUSTICE FOR THE NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE

By Chris Walsh | November 21, 2014

On November 18, the North Korean people were finally treated to a morsel of justice. With a vote of 111 to 19 (notable dissenters included China, Cuba, Iran, and Russia), a United Nations committee called on the Security Council to take action against North Korea for its systematic human rights violations.

NORTH KOREA’S ACCOUNTABILITY ANXIETY

By Amanda Schnetzer | November 17, 2014

North Korea’s regime is feeling accountability anxiety for its gross human rights violations against the North Korean people.

JOSEPH KIM: A STORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA

By William McKenzie | October 31, 2014

This post originally appeared on the George W. Bush Institute blog.   Twelve years ago, the trajectory of Joseph Kim’s young life gave no earthly hint that the North Korean boy would end up a university student in America. No…

ON THE FRONT LINES OF BREAKING INFORMATION BARRIERS: STORIES FROM NORTH KOREA’S REFUGEES

By Freedom Square | October 28, 2014

Two new Freedom Collection interviews tell stories from North Korean refugees about joining the struggle to free their country and break North Korea’s information barriers.  Both Kim Seong Min and Kim Seung-chul escaped the horrors of North Korea and established…