Hacks, leaks & disruptions: Russia – from digital outlier to cyberpower

     

A set of measures to defend digital democracies against disinformation campaigns, hackers and cyberattacks is urgently required, according to Hacks, leaks and disruptions: Russian cyber strategies, a new report from… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence: enabling authoritarians, jeopardizing democracy

     

At a moment of great anxiety about the state of modern liberal democracy,  artificial intelligence in China appears to be an incredibly powerful enabler of authoritarian rule. Is the arc… Read more »

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Human rights abuses: mavericks needed to counter rogues & enablers

     

  The survival of the rules-based global order is at greater risk than at any previous point in the 21st century, with ominous implications for democracy and human rights in… Read more »

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How nationalism supports vibrant democracies

     

Countries with a benign form of nationalism are less likely to experience democratic breakdown, some analysts suggest. True, political leaders have harnessed nationalism to undermine democracy. But that need not always be true. My… Read more »

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Arab world needs democracy, not ‘liberalizing autocrats’

     

In April Jamal Khashoggi gave a speech, saying the dangerous idea of the benevolent autocrat, the just dictator, is being revived in the Arab world, notes The New York Times…. Read more »

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