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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    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

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    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Maxim Samorukov & Michael Kofman

  • Commentary
    • American Purpose
    • April 5, 2021
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    By David Shullman & Patrick Quirk

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