Why is the propaganda of authoritarian regimes often so blatantly false? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses Russia’s disinformation campaign surrounding the emerging global food crisis across the Middle East and Africa, Saddam Hussein’s influence operations, and the politics of dictatorship.
Shifting the Narrative: Biden’s Summit for Democracy
In anticipation of President Biden’s Summit for Democracy, Morgane Holley explores how current foreign policy narratives may serve as an indication for how the summit will likely address key democratic challenges.
The Regrettable Resurrection of Orwell’s 1984
In this article, William Lloyd examines the unfortunate resurgence of George Orwell’s 1984, and what it can tell us about the state of the world.
As long as NATO appeases Turkey’s authoritarianism, the Alliance’s commitment to human rights and democracy is put in question.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 2: Steve Bannon’s Clash of Civilizations
Who are the enemies of the West, according to the alt-right? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s beliefs about he thinks ails Western civilization these days, in the second part of an occasional series on the Nationalist wing of the Trump administration.
Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 1: Steve Bannon’s Decline of the West
What do the power brokers in the White House believe? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s ideology, in the first part of an occasional series on Trumpism’s authoritarian nationalism.
Withering Rights: Civil Liberties in the Age of Vladimir Putin
James Monteith on the state of Russian civil liberties under Vladimir Putin.