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Xi, Putin, and the irony of Biden's war on autocracies

Xi, Putin, and the irony of Biden's war on autocracies

Cooperation between Russia and China is conceptually — and historically — shallow. So why are we working to make it deeper?

Middle East

Counter-revolutionary? A deeper look at Israel’s relationships with Arab autocrats

Tel Aviv has been canny about keeping its neighborhood undemocratic, and the balance of power in its favor.

Middle East

Middle Eastern autocrats sigh relief: the U.S. signals Democracy Summit will not change policy

U.S. Middle East policy is likely to maintain long-standing support for the region’s autocratic rule in the belief that it will ensure stability.


Is Tunisia transitioning to a liberalized autocracy?

If it is to avoid going in that direction, there urgently needs to be a unified opposition and pressure from the outside.