March 06, 2020

The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

By Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Taylor’s article “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” coauthored with Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, can be found in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs.

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  • Commentary
    • Foreign Affairs
    • February 6, 2020
    The Digital Dictators

    Rapid technological change will likely produce a cat-and-mouse dynamic as citizens and governments race to gain the upper hand....

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz & Joseph Wright

  • Commentary
    • Journal of Democracy
    • July 15, 2021
    How Personalist Politics is Changing Democracies

    This rapid increase is alarming: Personalist rule brings with it a host of negative outcomes compared to other types of authoritarian systems....

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, Erica Frantz & Joseph Wright

  • Podcast
    • July 2, 2021
    President Biden’s Trip to Europe, with Jeremy Shapiro and Amy Mackinnon

    What concrete outcomes were achieved during President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Europe? Jeremy Shapiro and Amy Mackinnon join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discus...

    By Jeremy Shapiro, Amy MacKinnon, Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Jim Townsend

  • Video
    • June 29, 2021
    Bank of Russia Hiked Rates

    Elina Ribakova discusses how the spike in Covid-19 cases and new restrictions could affect the Russian economy with Bloomberg's Alix Steel and Guy Johnson. Watch the full vid...

    By Elina Ribakova

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