Analysts covering democratic and authoritarian regimes are taking special note of recent protest movements in Iran, China and Russia. They caution that the authoritarian regimes in these three countries are strong, and a certain set of circumstances must line up for dictators to fall.
The experts say that protesters in these countries have won policy concessions from their authoritarian regimes, such as China’s recent loosening of COVID-19 restrictions following mass public outcries. But the experts do you expect such disaffection toward state actors to bring down regimes, saying however that protest movements give hope. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has this report.
Jan 3, 2023
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