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Rolling Back Democracy

Jun 21, 2017 | 13:07 GMT
Rolling Back Democracy
Since the turn of the millennium, the trend toward greater democracy has started to reverse itself, giving strongmen like Russian President Vladimir Putin room to rise.
(SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

In the wake of America's withdrawal from both the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and the Paris Accord on climate change, to say nothing of Washington's alienation of NATO allies, there lurks a mix of fear, bafflement, anger… and opportunity. Isn't there a little more room on the world stage now that one of its major players has shuffled off into the wings?...

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