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Global Democracy Retreats as Authoritarianism Marches Forth

China's President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse in Shanghai, China on May 20, 2014. Carlos Barria/Reuters

March 5, 2018

China's President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend a welcoming ceremony at the Xijiao State Guesthouse in Shanghai, China on May 20, 2014. Carlos Barria/Reuters
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In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I write about what democracy in retreat and authoritarianism on the march mean for the future of the liberal world order.

President Xi Jinping’s brazen gambit to perpetuate his unchecked rule has dashed Western dreams that global economic integration will inexorably democratize China. But that nation’s descent into despotism is just one example of a global authoritarian turn that jeopardizes the liberal international order. Indeed, that order risks crumbling entirely, as assaults on liberal democracy extend to the West itself.

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Read the full op-ed here.

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Democracy

World Order

China

Russia

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