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(Global) Autocracy vs democracy

Kaush Arha writes for Atlantic Council: The competition between autocracy and democracy is the defining challenge of the twenty-first century—one that will in part play out through control over the digital and physical infrastructure that increasingly binds the world together.

read the analysis: Rallying the world’s democracies with ‘trusted connectivity’ – Atlantic Council

Rallying the world’s democracies with ‘trusted connectivity’

A woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks past a 5G data network sign at a mobile phone store in Paris, France, on April 22, 2021. Photo by Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters.

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USA – Protecting democracy and containing autocracy (Brookings)

Michael HaisDoug Ross, and Morley Winograd

Democracy has been under increasing assault in the U.S. over the course of this century. Sixty percent of white working class Americans agreed with the statement that “because things have gotten so far off track in this country, we need a leader who is willing to break some rules if that’s what it takes to set things right.” Although only 40% of all Americans felt that way in 2017, almost 47% of them voted in 2020 to support a candidate for president who exhibited blatant authoritarian behavior. For the first time since the 1930’s, the competition between democracy and autocracy to determine how we will be governed in the future is in doubt.

Protecting democracy and containing autocracy