‘Azeem Ibrahim is one of the world’s most prominent commentators. Here he tackles some of the biggest problems facing the globe and within his usual clarity tells us some home truths.”
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
10th Secretary General of NATO and former UK Defence Secretary.
'We have taken the benefits of liberal democracy for granted. This is an uncomfortable and uncompromising book about why it is in danger. Azeem Ibrahim shows how we need to understand the authoritarian challenge so that we are better placed to resist it.'
Sir Lawrence Freedman
Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London.
'Azeem Ibrahim has translated deep research and familiarity with democratic politics into a study of the authoritarian challenge, which is readable, impressive and worrying.'
General Robert S. Spalding
Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, White House (2017-2018).
“Azeem Ibrahim is a thoughtful and articulate author. This book on the challenges facing liberal democracy could not be more timely. Liberal democracy needs its champions to speak out and Professor Ibrahim is doing just that”
Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KC KCMG
UK Foreign Secretary (1995-1997).
'This is a very important book -- in an age of new competition between autocracies and democracies, Dr Ibrahim explains what is at stake and what the democracies might do about it.'
Baroness Helena Kennedy KC FRSA HonFRSE
Founding Co-Chair, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford University (2011-2018).
“An essential book to understanding why democracies are in difficulty - and how to address the challenge posed by rising authoritarianism."
Emma Sky OBE
Director, International Leadership Center, Yale University.
Democracy is in trouble, and autocratic leaders are far more popular than they should be. Azeem Ibrahim brilliantly spins the globe to tell us not only how we got here, but why. And he doesn’t just leave us with a worrying diagnosis: Ibrahim explains the need for a truly international, forceful response. The Authoritarian Century is a masterful overview of our leaders today. A must-read!
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy Magazine.