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Explore cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies.

Explore cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies.

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United States

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Explore cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies.

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English


Episodes

Breaking the Truth: A Conversation with Samuel Woolley

1/28/2020
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samuel Woolley discusses how human psychology helps drive individuals to share, consume, and believe disinformation, how these processes are already impacting politics globally, and how emerging technologies might exacerbate the challenge. Samuel Woolley is an assistant professor at UT-Austin’s Moody College of Communication and program director of disinformation research at the Center for Media Engagement at UT. Christopher Walker,...

Duration:00:26:26

Authoritarian Technology and Disinformation: A Conversation with Natalia Antelava

12/17/2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Natalia Antelava discusses innovative approaches to reporting on two dual trends—the disinformation crisis and the impact of authoritarian technologies—in an increasingly crowded and noisy global information space. Natalia Antelava is co-founder and editor in chief of the award-winning media start-up Coda Story, an outlet dedicated to sustained, in-depth reporting on key trends that covers stories within a larger context. Christopher...

Duration:00:24:25

Investigating Transnational Kleptocracy: A Conversation with Miranda Patrucic

12/3/2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Miranda Patrucic discusses how the cross-border networking of investigative journalists can be an effective tool for countering the challenge of modern transnational kleptocracy by following the money across international borders. Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. Christopher Walker,...

Duration:00:24:40

Demystifying Deepfakes: A Conversation with Sam Gregory

11/21/2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Sam Gregory discusses how synthetic media produced by artificial intelligence, often referred to as “deepfakes,” may soon be used by malicious actors to undermine democracy—and how civil society can prepare for this challenge. Sam Gregory is program director of WITNESS, where he has led a series of strategic shifts responding to complex and changing realities around technology, social media, and human rights. Christopher Walker, NED...

Duration:00:29:45

Countering Kleptocracy from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Tutu Alicante

11/14/2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Tutu Alicante discusses the transnational elements of Equatorial Guinea’s kleptocracy, including its impact on regional and international institutions, and how coalitions of transnational civil society groups can respond. Tutu Alicante is the founding executive director of EG Justice and author of “To Catch a Kleptocrat: Lessons Learned from the Biens Mal Acquis Trials in France.” Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and...

Duration:00:30:34

Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev

10/22/2019
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: Adventures in the War Against Reality, travels to the frontlines of...

Duration:00:31:18

Democracy and the Tech Revolution: A Conversation with Marietje Schaake

10/8/2019
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 University as the first international policy director for the...

Duration:00:23:10

Dictators in Moneyland: A Conversation with Oliver Bullough

9/26/2019
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 Soviet Union and illicit money flows. His latest book,...

Duration:00:31:36

Contextualizing China’s Corrosive Capital: A Conversation with Martin Hala

8/15/2019
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 covering topics related to China in the Czech Republic and farther...

Duration:00:29:43

China’s Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman

6/27/2019
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 analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s...

Duration:00:32:35

Social Media and Risks to Digital Freedom: A Conversation with Ronald J. Deibert

4/16/2019
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 of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the...

Duration:00:32:09

Digital Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Alina Polyakova

3/26/2019
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 professor of European studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced...

Duration:00:31:13

Curbing Authoritarian Influence in Europe: A Conversation with Andrea Kendall-Taylor

3/5/2019
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 Security (CNAS). Christopher Walker, NED vice president for...

Duration:00:34:56

The Intersection of Globalization and Polarization: A Conversation with Moisés Naím

2/20/2019
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 also the chief international columnist for El País and La...

Duration:00:27:20

Democracy and the Illiberal Temptation: A Conversation with Marc Plattner

2/5/2019
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 Journal of Democracy and previously served as a vice president...

Duration:00:31:41

The Evolution of China’s Belt and Road: A Conversation with Nadège Rolland

1/8/2019
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 Asian Research, and author of the book, China's Eurasian Century?...

Duration:00:28:50

New Frontiers in Digital Censorship: A Conversation with Glenn Tiffert

12/13/2018
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 other information users can pursue to protect the authenticity...

Duration:00:27:57

China and the Global Challenge to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

12/3/2018
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 Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Christopher Walker, NED...

Duration:00:40:07