The Authoritarian International

This talk is based on the author’s newly published book, The Authoritarian International. It investigates two established autocracies, Belarus and Russia, and two hybrid-regimes, Moldova and Ukraine, with the aim of explaining the concept of authoritarian learning and revealing the practices that are developed and the sources of that learning. As the book shows, there are clear signs of collaboration between countries in developing best survival practices between authoritarian-minded elites.