Category Archives: Communist regimes

Cuba’s authoritarian state – image vs. reality

     

  A Cuban exile group is forwarding complaints to federal authorities about alleged human-rights violators in Cuba who now live in the United States, with the goal of deporting people… Read more »

The real China model: ‘autocracy with democratic characteristics’?

     

There is a growing fear in the West that developing countries are finding the so-called “China model” more appealing than liberal democracy, notes Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political… Read more »

How to challenge China’s power play

     

  The United States and China are locked in a geopolitical competition that will largely determine the rules, norms, and institutions that govern international relations in the twenty-first century, according… Read more »

How West can resist ‘long arm’ of China’s sharp power

     

China, not Russia, is the biggest threat to the United States in the decades to come, according to former secretary of defense Robert Gates who served the previous two U.S…. Read more »

Why North Korea is wary of China’s ‘Market Leninist’ model

     

In Kim Jong-Un’s attempt to unleash the economy and hold on to his dictatorship, he seems to be taking a lesson from China’s Communist Party: change, or die, the New… Read more »

Competitive Strategies Against Authoritarian Political Warfare

     

Disinformation is only one of a range of tools deployed by Russia and China in practicing a unique form of authoritarian political warfare: comprehensive coercion, according to a new analysis… Read more »

Congress takes Australia’s lead on countering China’s influence operations

     

Senior Australian government ministers accused China on Tuesday of exerting undue pressure on Qantas Airways Ltd to change its website to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory. Australian Prime… Read more »

China must account for ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen massacre

     

The United States urged China to account for the “ghosts’” of a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 as tens of thousands in… Read more »

Democracies’ immune system against extremism is failing

     

Moral and cultural organisations must strive harder to rid the body politic of populist infection, in central Europe and elsewhere, says Tomáš Halík, a professor of sociology at Charles University in… Read more »