Authoritarian control

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Book

The AI powered state: China's approach to public sector innovation

This collection of essays aim to give policymakers a deeper understanding of how China is innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) in public services, challenging current misconceptions and illuminating nuances in the debate.
Report

The path of least resilience: autocratic rule and external powers in the Middle East

Despite the Arab uprisings of the last decade, most countries in the Middle East remain in the grip of autocrats, with a widespread view that this is the 'default setting' for the region.
Briefing paper

Watching Huawei’s “Safe Cities”

Huawei’s “Safe City” products have fueled concerns that China is “exporting authoritarianism.”
Report

Freedom on the net 2019

Freedom on the Net is a comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries around the globe, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users. It tracks improvements and declines in internet freedom conditions each year. The countries included in the study have been selected...
Commentary

Is the Morrison government ‘authoritarian populist’ with a punitive bent?

The Morrison Government’s authoritarian policy agenda has a punitive element that has become more evident since the election.
Policy report

A new Sino-Russian high-tech partnership

This paper is intended to start an initial mapping and exploration of the expanding cooperative ecosystem involving Moscow and Beijing. It will be important to track the trajectory and assess the implications of these Sino-Russian technological collaborations, given the risks and threats that could result...
Report

Interregnum: The regional order in the Middle East and North Africa after 2011

This report contends that the Middle East regional order since 2011 has changed in several ways and argues that the sovereign state system and territorial boundaries are more resilient than widely assumed.
Working paper

Restoration, transformation and adaptation: authoritarianism after 2011 in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran

Following the push for reform during the popular uprising in 2011, authoritarianism is once again dominating domestic politics and power relations in the MENA region. Drawing on data collected during field trips to Cairo, Tehran, Beirut and Kuwait city, the authors of this MENARA report...
Report

Social credit: technology-enhanced authoritarian control with global consequences

This report argues that democratic governments must become more proactive in countering the CCP’s extension of social credit. This includes planning ahead and moving beyond reactive reciprocal responses.