In what appears to be a global attack on already-troubled democracies, the world is witnessing several attempts to impose authoritarian rule hiding behind the guise of the ballot box. This signifies a resurgence of non-liberal democracy, which threatens the principle of separation of powers and checks and balances.
Recent developments in different democracies are startling.
From France and Israel to the escalating conflict between American Republicans and Democrats — which recently led to the banning of specific textbooks because of so-called “inappropriate” content — the world is witnessing a chain of unsettling events.
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In some corners of the world, we find presidents trying to impose constitutional amendments to maintain their positions indefinitely. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, three prime ministers have consecutively assumed office in the span of three months.
At the same time, the world is grappling with new wars that appear to have no solutions or end. Feuding parties no longer see war as an exception but as the new status quo. Such normalisation of war poses an imminent threat to global stability.