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Canary in a Coal Mine: Lessons on the Path to Populism

"Democracy is not a given. It's something you have to constantly fight for."

This week, Cengiz Guenay, JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar, shares critical lessons from his research on the rise of authoritarianism and populism.

How can regional developments teach us about global shifts around the corner? What trends do we see? And what is the role of historical alongside contemporary comparison?

Learn more in this week's Four Minute Foreign Policy interview, concluding our two-part interview that began with Turkey and MENA.

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