America, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Philippines, Venezuela, Nigeria, South Africa, Malaysia, and Brazil, though the latter may be in flux. Tunisia and Iran are problematic, but arguably hard to call. Saudi may be headed toward collapse, but I don’t think you can say they are less free just yet. Ethiopia is losing more political freedom, though still making very real economic progress.
Mexico and Colombia, if only by consolidating previous gains, and still there is a chance of a turnaround in Argentina at some point. Latvia? Where else? You could make a (modest) case for India and some of the smaller African countries.
Japan, South Korea, Canada, and much of Western Europe though many of these cases appear fragile to me.
Overall this is not a thrilling ledger. I haven’t listed most of the smaller countries, but in the longer run they often follow the lead of their larger neighbors.
File under Not Good.