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The Rise of the Autocrats

Mihir Sharma | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Mihir Sharma

Across the world, nations are seeking out leaders who promise strength. What explains the sudden resurgence of the autocrats, 25 years after the end of the Cold War appeared to have heralded the final triumph of liberal democracy?

Where The West Went Wrong

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

By David Rohde April 1 (Reuters) - A quarter-century after the fall of the Soviet Union, authoritarian rulers such as Vladimir Putin a...

Is There a Difference Between a Third World Autocrat and a Wall Street Mogul?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For everyday Americans to once again be able to look forward to giving more opportunities to their children than they themselves experienced in life, America must rein in its own kleptocrats on Wall Street and end the descent into economic inequality that threatens our future.

How Not to Support Democracy in the Middle East

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama was apparently unwilling to take advantage of his highly publicized visits with the leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to break with his predecessors' coddling of these tyrannical regimes.

Human Rights Watch Slams Bush Admin For Supporting Autocrats

Washington Post | Nora Boustany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading human rights group said Thursday that the United States has lost its moral authority by supporting autocratic governments in strategic count...