Authoritarian Reach
The world’s authoritarian regimes understand that domestic repression alone will not ensure their survival. Over the past two decades, they have extended their influence beyond their own borders in an attempt to silence critics, subvert democratic governments, and reshape international norms and institutions to serve their own interests.
Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach: Understanding Transnational Repression
Dozens of governments around the world systemically employ violence against exiles and diasporas, reaching beyond national borders to silence dissent.
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