Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, is a fellow at The New Institute, Hamburg and the author, most recently, of Democracy Rules (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021; Allen Lane, 2021).
Oct 19, 2021Jan-Werner Mueller
advises the media on how to avoid ushering in another Donald Trump presidency, clarifies the meaning of populism, and worries that we are underestimating authoritarian regimes.
Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.
warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.