Power 3.0 | Authoritarian Resurgence, Democratic Resilience

Power 3.0 | Authoritarian Resurgence, Democratic Resilience

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Peter Pomerantsev discusses how changes in the modern information environment have been exploited by malign actors and facilitated the spread of disinformation around the world. Peter Pomerantsev is a senior visiting fellow and co-director of the Arena program at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. His newest book, This Is Not Propaganda: Advent... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Marietje Schaake discusses why democracy and human rights matter for the development and application of emerging technologies and offers ideas for identifying and establishing democratic governance norms in the context of the current technology revolution. Marietje Schaake is a former member of the European Parliament representing the Netherlands who is joining Stanford Unive... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Oliver Bullough discusses how transnational kleptocracy—the process by which illicit money is stolen in one location, laundered through anonymous off-shore vehicles, and spent in jurisdictions where it is safe from interference—corrodes democratic and rules-based institutions. Oliver Bullough is an award-winning journalist, author, and commentator, specializing in the former ... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Martin Hala discusses the impact of China's economic and political investments in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe, revealing these investments' surprising ability to influence and impact governance institutions in the region and beyond. Martin Hala is a sinologist based in Prague and is founder and director of Sinopsis.cz, an initiative ... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samantha Hoffman discusses how China’s authorities, driven by a preemptive concern for managing state security, are employing new technologies to augment authoritarianism, with consequences that extend far beyond China’s borders. Dr. Samantha Hoffman is a Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Cyber Center. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and a... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Ronald J. Deibert discusses the dramatic shift in perceptions of social media, which principally have been seen as providing space for free expression, democratic mobilization, and citizen empowerment.  Increasingly, however, a more problematic underside of social media has come into view that may have the effect of fueling authoritarianism. Ronald J. Deibert is a Professor o... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Alina Polyakova discusses how authoritarian regimes have bet big on technology—including social media manipulation as well as new applications of artificial intelligence—as a tool to control political debate at home and disrupt democracy abroad. Alina Polyakova is the David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct professo... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Andrea Kendall-Taylor reflects on the shifting landscape for democratic governance in Europe and assesses the impact of Russia and China’s authoritarian influence as they converge with one another and with other illiberal actors around the region. Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Secur... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Moisés Naím discusses how illiberal political actors and authoritarian regimes are leveraging the increasingly complex globalized information space to exploit societal cleavages created by political polarization, employing a problematic mix of media manipulation and disinformation. Moisés Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is ... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Marc F. Plattner discusses the convergence of interests between elected populist leaders and resurgent authoritarians and the ways these actors are exploiting the crisis of confidence in political parties evident in a growing number of democracies to undermine democratic institutions and promote alternative models of governance. Marc F. Plattner is founding coeditor of the Jo... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Nadège Rolland traces the trajectory of China’s Belt and Road Initiative since its launch in 2013, with a particular emphasis on understanding Beijing’s priorities and the underlying strategic objectives accompanying its marketed emphasis on overseas infrastructure development. Nadège Rolland is a senior fellow for political and security affairs at the National Bureau of Asia... Read more

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In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Glenn Tiffert explores how structural and technological shifts in the global information environment—enabled by algorithms, artificial intelligence, and private sector hosting services—are creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes such as China to censor and manipulate information at the source. Glenn also identifies opportunities that the academic community and ot... Read more

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In this inaugural episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic, and social institutions of democracies, including subnational governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and ethnic Chinese communities. Larry Diamond is coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and a senior fellow at Stan... Read more

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