COVID-19 vs. Democracy: Brazil's Populist Playbook

By highlighting the deficiencies of authoritarian-populist president Jair Bolsonaro’s rule, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to leave Brazil’s democracy intact but even more brittle.

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Viral Alarm: When Fury Overcomes Fear

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the corrupt and rotten core of the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorial rule over China. It is a moment of revelation. Can it also become one that leads to chanhttps://www.ned.org/?page_id=29697&preview=truege?

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Authoritarian States are Using COVID Vaccines to Subvert Democracy

By Kevin Sheives and Ryan Arick