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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 24, 2016

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Dan Peleschuk shows how media outlets operating abroad can help counter the propaganda of the regimes that exiled them. Greg Rushford warns that, in his quest for better relations with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is causing grave damage to ...

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To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Dan Peleschuk shows how media outlets operating abroad can help counter the propaganda of the regimes that exiled them.

Greg Rushford warns that, in his quest for better relations with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is causing grave damage to the rule of law.

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Dan Peleschuk shows how media outlets operating abroad can help counter the propaganda of the regimes that exiled them.

Greg Rushford warns that, in his quest for better relations with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is causing grave damage to the rule of law.

And now for this week’s recommended reads:

Don’t miss the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Democracy, which focuses in particular on the problems facing liberal democracy in Europe. In the issue, Ivan Krastev reflects on the unraveling of the post-1989 order and explains why migration is at the heart of Europe’s identity crisis.

For the Carnegie Endowment, Maiko Ichihara, Niranjan Sahoo, and I Ketut Putra Erawan lay out how Asian democracies can deepen their support for political reform in Burma.

In the Atlantic, Larry Diamond sounds the alarm about the threat Trump’s campaign is posing to the foundations of American democracy.

The Washington Post’s Kristine Guerra reports on how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte justifies the extrajudicial killing of thousands in his war on drugs. David Alpert explains why term limits are a bad idea. And in the “Monkey Cage” blog, Nigel Gould-Davies shows how Thailand’s King Bhumibol helped legitimize his country’s political system during his long reign.

For the Guardian, David Runciman explores the possibility that education has become a fundamental divide in our democracies.

The Economist argues that time is on the side of the West in its conflict with Russia.

In the Daily Beast, Tom Sykes wonders why Lindsey Lohan has decided to praise Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian regime.

CIVICUS has released a new tool, including an interactive world map, that will track repression of civil society around the world in real-time.

In the photo, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte attends a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 20.

Photo credit: THOMAS PETER-POOL/Getty Images

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