Combating Authoritarian Influence

While democracies have been preoccupied with internal challenges, the authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, and other countries have pushed boundaries to exert greater influence abroad. These regimes are chipping away at the rules-based system that’s integral to the health of democracy and human rights through systematic actions in international institutions and engagement across a wide range of sectors.

Democracies must simultaneously address their own weaknesses and protect their institutions from external threats in mutually reinforcing ways if they want to prevent authoritarian rivals from making a world safer for autocracy.

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Going on Offense Against Authoritarians at the UN Human Rights Council and Beyond

Authoritarian States are on the offensive within the world’s multilateral institutions, and it is time to play more than just defense against them.

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Appetite for Obstruction: How Autocrats Subvert Democracy’s Infrastructure

Authoritarian powers are determined to tear at the fabric of rules-based institutions—like the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting—and, in the process, reset the rules of the road.

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Understanding Sharp Power