Tag: Authoritarian

China’s authoritarian rule is coming back to bite it – and us

     

China’s Communist leaders are engage in an ideological conflict with liberal democracy on the global stage and, domestically, using modern-day totalitarian brainwashing, bizarre lies and industrial-level indoctrination to suppress Muslims…. Read more »

The Edge of Democracy: corruption a catalyst for slippery slope to populism

     

One of the most important economic and security topics of our time—kleptocracy and how to mitigate it – can be addressed by using economic transparency, analyst Clay R. Fuller told the… Read more »

Populists and authoritarians are ‘taking over the global economy’

     

  Populists and authoritarians now manage the largest bloc of the G-20 economies, according to a new analysis. When you add up the nominal output of the G-20 states plus… Read more »

Defending democracy a Sisyphean task

     

History does not follow a teleological path. There is no straight road towards freedom, notes David Motadel, an Assistant Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. Throughout… Read more »

‘Rebalancing’ to Asia falters in Laos?

     

Neither ‘Asian values’ nor any other form of regional exceptionalism can be invoked to justify authoritarian rule, President Barack Obama said in Laos today. “[D]emocracy can flourish in Asia because… Read more »

Post-putsch Turkish democracy still vulnerable

     

In a dispute between NATO allies, Turkey is demanding that the United States extradite Fethullah Gulen (left), a Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric, to face charges of engineering a coup attempt. But… Read more »