Category: Dictatorships

Global public ‘not buying’ China’s sharp power propaganda

     

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be further consolidating his control of the ruling Communist Party, but Beijing’s overseas influence operations are looking a little ragged. The Central Committee’s just-concluded… Read more »

Belarus opposition ‘gaining momentum’: Taking ‘steps towards dual power’?

     

Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of continuing mass protests… Read more »

China’s ruling CCP faces ‘long-term struggle’: Xinjiang an ‘untenable operating environment’

     

The four-day plenum of China’s Communist Party (CCP) is being held amid a deteriorating global economy, historically tense ties between China and the US, and an increasingly difficult international environment… Read more »

Is 21st century democracy heading for failure?

     

New Authoritarian Challenges to Liberal Democracy is the rubric under which an impressive, international array of experts, politicians and practitioners this week discussed such questions as “Is Democracy in The… Read more »

Time to unite T-12 of techno-democracies vs. digital authoritarianism

     

China has adopted a proactive and strategic approach to embrace the age of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a digital technology package that the regime has actively employed not… Read more »

EU sanctions Russia for Navalny poisoning, Belarus leader for crackdown

     

The European Union agreed Monday to impose targeted sanctions against Russian officials and entities allegedly involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny but officials insisted the move should… Read more »