Democracy’s “Fourth” Wave?

The exportation of the “Western model of democracy” is no longer a path to a potential expansion of democracy. The frustrated Arab spring and the uprising of the Islamic State have proved that the emergence of a new wave of democracy is unlikely – although not impossible in the near future. Thomas Carothers, from the […]


VIDEO: Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?

The past few years have marked the beginning of a tumultuous period for global governance. Across the world, we have seen threats to international order and a disruption of longstanding political norms and values as authoritarians get smarter and persist undeterred. With authoritarianism on the rise in many of the world’s most strategically important regions, […]

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