September 24, 2019

It’s ‘Dictator Day’ at the U.N. — with Trump in the middle

Featuring Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Source: POLITICO

Journalist Nahal Toosi

President Donald Trump kicks off the main session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday alongside a rogue’s gallery of dictators, populist lectern-bangers and would-be autocrats.

The initial speaking order at the world’s top diplomatic gathering is a coincidence, and yet it serves as a vivid reminder of democracy’s declining fortunes around the world. It’s also already drawing attention to Trump’s repeated encouragement, and occasional emulation, of authoritarian leaders.

Read the full article and more in POLITICO.

Authors

  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She works on national security ch...