authoritarian state


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Synonyms for authoritarian state

a government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people

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Economic entanglement with authoritarian states must be scaled back, diversified, and diverted to states with the capacity and willingness to compete on a level playing field.
But central banks -- primarily those of the gold bug authoritarian states -- bought 116.5 tonnes of gold in the first three months of 2018, the most in any first quarter since 2014 and up 42 per cent year-on-year.
He became Supreme Leader of the secretive authoritarian state in December 2011.
He said the pact is a stepping stone to an authoritarian state run by the two families that have been at the centre of Kenya's politics since Independence.
it might have been an authoritarian state trying to clamp down on uncomfortable opinion."
In addition, it seems that the trend towards an authoritarian state is no longer an option and the challenge is whether Macedonia will move in the direction of a reform state?
Looking at both right-wing and left-wing populism, author Jan-Werner MEller offers definitions and a critique of populism, arguing that populism, as the opposite of pluralism, is an exclusionary form of identity politics that poses a danger to democracy and leads to an authoritarian state. He examines recent examples in the US, Latin America, and Europe, such as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Silvio Berlusconi and provides suggestions for how liberal democrats can deal with populists and how to counter their claims that they represent the majority.
This shows the lack of a visionary leadership in today's Maldives that is gradually becoming an authoritarian state. Owing to its short-sightedness and flawed diplomatic approach, the archipelago has teetered on the brink of self-imposed isolation in the name of foreign policy.
The MENA region was the one to register the biggest decline in average score, as the political climate continued to regress to its pre-2011 authoritarian state in much of the region, while Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen descended further into chaos and war.
When asked about whether Turkey is turning into a more authoritarian state after President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's remarks that the parliamentary system in Turkey changed into a de facto presidential one with last year's presidential election -- in which the Turkish people elected their president for the first time in the political history of the republic -- he declined to talk about Turkey's domestic matters.
If we do not want to become an authoritarian state, we'd better not to adopt such laws, copied from the neighboring countries," he said.
We consider it a law that facilitates a switch to an authoritarian state," Aykan Erdemir, a lawmaker for the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), told AFP.
But the Campaign Against the Arms Trade said Qatar is an "authoritarian state with a terrible human rights record ".
North Korean experts are believed to have played a crucial role in helping Hamas build its vast network of "terror tunnels," designed to enable deadly infiltration attacks into Israel, based on the model of the authoritarian state's own complex tunnel network under the Demilitarized Zone with South Korea - believed to be the most sophisticated such network in the world.
Chapters discuss why the concept of "peak oil" is quite real, and fracking has only delayed the problem of energy scarcity; why world population growth will potentially overwhelm food supplies; the dangers of incoming climate change and weather-related disaster (emphasizing that despite current arguments over "global warming", the Earth is actually due for another ice age in the near future), and why the populous, authoritarian state of China may be driven to start a war with the United States.