Latest from Brian Klaas

Republican ‘election audits’ have been used before — by dictators

Donald Trump’s Republican Party seems to be taking its cue from authoritarians around the world.
  • Oct 18, 2021

The false choice defining the current debate over U.S. democracy

We shouldn’t dismiss vital political reforms just because they’re currently hard to translate into reality.
  • Oct 6, 2021

Exile used to be safe. Now dictators are hunting down their enemies abroad.

Unless Western leaders push back, attacks will increase.
  • Sep 23, 2021

We’re sleepwalking toward a cyber 9/11

The Internet of Things creates myriad security risks — but no one seems to be paying attention.
  • Sep 14, 2021

America should support democracy — but we have to be smarter about it

The debacle in Afghanistan shows the limits of democracy promotion. But we shouldn't give up.
  • Aug 26, 2021

This is the moment for Biden to take a bold stand against dictators

Biden should explain to Americans and the world that he will be a pro-democracy president.
  • Aug 4, 2021
  • Opinion

It’s time to make ourselves public policy guinea pigs

Not all public policy problems need to be ideological.
  • Jul 31, 2021

Haiti shows why toxic leaders often end up ruling in dangerous places

To get better leaders, places like Haiti must make it safe to lead
  • Jul 14, 2021

Britain rehearses American-style culture wars

For now, the potential recruits aren’t tuning in.
  • Jul 6, 2021
  • Opinion

To stop Republican authoritarianism, subsidize local journalism

The decline of the local press is eroding a key check on the power of politicians.
  • Jun 22, 2021