Experts debate whether the rise of authoritarian countries in recent years has resulted in an irreversible fall in democracy.
Academics and political professionals were both surprised by President Donald Trump’s election and the rise of “strongmen” throughout the world
According to recently published article from Diplomatic Courier, for “Defeating the Dictators,” Dunst gathered an outstanding list of supporters from both the United States and the United Kingdom. It’s easy to see why British leaders like Lord Peter Ricketts and the Right Honorable Jeremy Hunt, as well as US President Barack Obama, praised the book. Senator Chris Coons and Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster are among the notables (among many more). There is very little in Dunst’s main thesis or its subsidiary arguments that anyone on either side of the political spectrum would find unpleasant.
Russia’s extended invasion of Ukraine provided specialists with more fodder for thought and speculation. Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, quickly became the democratic ideal—an elected leader standing up for his nation in the face of terrible savagery symbolized by the dictatorial and more totalitarian Putin.
How Democracy Can Overthrow Autocracy
In a recently published article from Human Rights Watch, the current popular opinion holds that autocracy is on the rise and democracy is on the fall. The surface attraction of the rise-of-autocracy concept, however, masks a more nuanced reality—and a bleaker future for autocrats. People continue to demand rights-respecting how democracy works when they see unaccountable rulers prioritizing their own interests above the public’s.
In nation after country—Myanmar, Sudan, Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda, and even Kazakhstan until the protests appeared to be hijacked by a political power struggle—large crowds have recently taken to the streets, even at the risk of detention or shooting. There are rarely rallies in support of dictatorial leadership.