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Power 3.0 | Authoritarian Resurgence, Democratic Resilience

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Exploring how savvy authoritarian governments survive and thrive in a globalized information age, and the ways that democracies are contending with this challenge.


Countering Kleptocracy from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Tutu Alicante
Nov 14 • 30 min
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…
Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev
Oct 22 • 31 min
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…
Democracy and the Tech Revolution: A Conversation with Marietje Schaake
Oct 8 • 23 min
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…
Dictators in Moneyland: A Conversation with Oliver Bullough
Sep 26 • 31 min
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…
Contextualizing China’s Corrosive Capital: A Conversation with Martin Hala
Aug 15 • 29 min
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…
China’s Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman
Jun 27 • 32 min
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…
Social Media and Risks to Digital Freedom: A Conversation with Ronald J. Deibert
Apr 16 • 32 min
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…
Digital Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Alina Polyakova
Mar 26 • 31 min
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…
Curbing Authoritarian Influence in Europe: A Conversation with Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Mar 5 • 34 min
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…
The Intersection of Globalization and Polarization: A Conversation with Moisés Naím
Feb 20 • 27 min
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…
Democracy and the Illiberal Temptation: A Conversation with Marc Plattner
Feb 5 • 31 min
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…
The Evolution of China’s Belt and Road: A Conversation with Nadège Rolland
Jan 8 • 28 min
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…
New Frontiers in Digital Censorship: A Conversation with Glenn Tiffert
Dec 13, 2018 • 27 min
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…
China and the Global Challenge to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond
Dec 3, 2018 • 40 min
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…