December 06, 2017

"Sharp Power": Rising Authoritarian Influence

11:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Authors of the upcoming report, "Sharp Power": Rising Authoritarian Influence, will discuss how authoritarian regimes employ "sharp" influence techniques to manipulate or distort the information that reaches target audiences, and how democracies can respond to these methods.


December 05, 2017

“Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence”: New Forum Report

“Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence,” a report published by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, examines Chinese and Russian influence in four young democracies in Latin America and...


November 16, 2017

The Meaning of Sharp Power: How Authoritarian States Project Influence

Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig discuss how Russia and China's authoritarian forms of overseas influence activities prompt a revisiting of "soft power" in an article published by Foreign Affairs. 


October 16, 2017

Globalization Chinese-Style: A JoD Book Review

Forum director Shanthi Kalathil reviews Nadege Rolland's "China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative" in the Journal of Democracy October 2017 issue.