ONE YEAR LATER, YOUNG BURMESE LEADERS GRADUATE

By Chris Walsh | June 30, 2015

Today, the inaugural class of the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum will celebrate their graduation from the year-long program, which focuses on the principles of liberal democracy, economic freedom, and principled leadership. The 18 graduates are from Burma, and represent young…

THE SIDE OF FREEDOM

By Amanda Schnetzer | June 30, 2015

President George W. Bush meets with Natan Sharansky in 2008. Photo by David Bohrer / George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.   In 2004, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky publishedThe Case for Democracy, a small but significant volume on…

CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY ANXIETY IN NORTH KOREA

By Chris Walsh | April 29, 2015

North Korea is nervous and it’s showing. Until the United Nations released a groundbreaking report in 2014 documenting the communist regime’s violations of fundamental human rights, Pyongyang didn’t much concern itself with external chatter of its abuses.

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.