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September 19, 2018

Authoritarianism
The Rise of Authoritarian Nationalism

Council on Foreign Relations 9/19 Academic Conference Call on the rise of authoritarian nationalism.

June 28, 2016

Cambodia
Cambodia’s Turn Toward Authoritarianism (Again)

Over the past year, any hopes that Cambodia, where national elections almost led to a change in government three years ago, was headed toward a democratic transition, have been fully dashed. Prime Mi…

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December 5, 2018

Digital Policy
Authoritarians Are Exporting Surveillance Tech, And With it Their Vision for the Internet

Justin Sherman is a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America. Robert Morgus is the deputy director of the FIU - New America Cybersecurity Capacity Building Partnership and a senior policy analyst a…

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August 7, 2014

Global Governance
Authoritarianism Undercuts Turkish Aspirations

Coauthored with Isabella Bennett, assistant director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program. When the Obama administration took office in January 2009, Turkey seemed poised …

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks before members of parliament from his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on April 29, 2014.

April 24, 2017

Turkey
No, Erdogan Was Not an Authoritarian All Along

A combination of European Union mishandling and domestic developments propelled Turkey to where it is now.

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April 19, 2017

China
Podcast: Human Rights in the Shadows of Authoritarianism

Who and what define a human right? And when rights are violated, what recourse do citizens have to seek redress? On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Eva Pils, reader in transnational law at King’s C…

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February 23, 2017

United States
Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Jack A. Goldstone, Shadi Hamid, and Kathleen R. McNamara discuss inequality and the rise of authoritarianism.

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July 21, 2016

Turkey
How Erdogan Made Turkey Authoritarian Again

It wasn't so long ago that the Turkish leader was seen as a model democrat in the Islamic world. What happened?

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September 16, 2016

Eritrea
Authoritarianism in Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis

One of the leading sources of refugees in Europe is the impoverished east African nation of Eritrea. Many fleeing describe chronic human rights abuses.

African migrants were rescued by a Maltese patrol boat after their dinghy started taking on water.

May 4, 2016

Asia
A Turn Toward Authoritarianism in the Philippines?

As I wrote last week, the Philippines’ presidential race is still extremely close, going into the final days before Election Day. But as numerous Philippine polling organizations have reported, Davao…

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