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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.

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.

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…

Maduro Xi ZTE

March 5, 2018

Authoritarianism
Global Democracy Retreats as Authoritarianism Marches Forth

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…

Xi and Putin

October 10, 2017

Cambodia
Cambodia Draws Closer to Outright Authoritarianism

For decades, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the longest-serving nonroyal ruler in Asia, has played a delicate political game. While using a wide range of tactics—co-option of opposition party lead…

Hun Sen_6.28.2017

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…

Beijing-police-camera

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…

Hun Sen

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…

Rodrigo-Duterte

April 5, 2018

Botswana
Bucking Authoritarian Trend, Botswana Welcomes Its Fifth New President

Botswana inaugurated its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on April 1 after President Ian Khama stepped down the day before.

Botswana-President-Mokgweetsi-Masisi

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.