After Mao, Deng Xiaoping tried to institutionalize collective leadership, but this did not stop Xi Jinping from grasping all the levers of power.
A review of Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed by Misagh Parsa.
Central African autocrats are using their stolen money to outmaneuver their opponents and deflect international criticism.
Russia’s ruling elite have used corruption not only to line their own pockets, but also as a tool of domestic political control and global power projection.
A review of China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative by Nadège Rolland.