Category: Authoritarianism

Democracy ‘erodes from the top’: How elites nurture illiberal populism


Liberal democracy is losing steam, say analysts Ayisha Osori, the Director, Ideas and Fellowship Collaborative at the Open Society Foundation (OSF). Udo Jude Ilo, the Interim Executive Director at the… Read more »

Democracies need ‘an alternative ideology’ to defeat autocratic actors


Democracies like Israel can only ultimately defeat autocratic actors like Hamas by “presenting an alternative ideology that is more attractive,” says Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow of the MENA Program at… Read more »