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Autocrats see opportunity in disaster

A pandemic of power grabs

The world is distracted and the public need saving. It is a strongman’s dream

  • The Economist

All the world’s attention is on covid-19.

Perhaps it was a coincidence that China chose this moment to tighten its control around disputed reefs in the South China Sea, arrest the…

But perhaps not.

Rulers everywhere have realised that now is the perfect time to do outrageous things, safe in the knowledge that the rest of the world will barely notice.

Many are taking advantage of the pandemic to grab more power for…

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