Search Results for: authoritarianism

‘Nowhere To Hide’: Who’s proliferating digital authoritarianism?

     

Is China pursuing a grand strategy to systematically proliferate digital authoritarian tools? China’s efforts vary by country, local context, and its own interests, argues Steven Feldstein, Chair of Public Affairs… Read more »

Finding a way out of digital authoritarianism

     

  While democrats once believed that innovations in information and communications technology and data analysis would promote more open societies, the actual effects of these tools have been mixed, according… Read more »

Competitive authoritarianism ‘inching westward’

     

In the nineteen-thirties, authoritarian regimes were on the rise around the world—as they are again today—and democratic governments that came into existence after the First World War were toppling. “American… Read more »

Ukraine on friction point between Russian authoritarianism & West’s democracy

     

Ukraine has overwhelmingly voted for fundamental change and is now led by people who are committed to making their country a modern democracy committed to liberty and the rule of… Read more »

How to weaponize truth against digital authoritarianism

     

  Is the DC-based Foreign Policy Research Institute the latest victim of an online disinformation program?  Aaron Stein, the Director of the Middle East Program and a 2019 Templeton Fellow at… Read more »

Twilight of Democracy? The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

     

Changes in U.S. and European democracies over the past decade are examined by Anne Applebaum, Atlantic staff writer, National Endowment for Democracy (NED) board member and the author of the forthcoming Twilight… Read more »

How to reverse global drift toward authoritarianism

     

Autocrats and populists are on the march around the world, including in European countries that were seen until recently as firmly in the democratic camp. The phenomenon, coupled with the… Read more »

‘Trojan horse for tyranny’: Disinformation boosting digital authoritarianism

     

Digital platforms have emerged as the “new battleground” for democracy, with disinformation the most commonly used tactic to undermine elections, according to a leading watchdog. “Populists and far-right leaders have… Read more »

Bipartisan democratic unity can counter ‘brotherhood of authoritarianism’

     

If Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party are allowed to crush Hong Kong’s democracy movement, it will mark a grave and significant victory for authoritarian ideology over democracy, says… Read more »

Disinformation catalyzing spread of authoritarianism worldwide

     

Seeking to find a way to wrest control of the narrative, Beijing has stepped up its efforts to sow discord and disinformation about the months-long Hong Kong protests through some… Read more »