Great articles. This raises so many more questions. Why is it that Authoritarian govts (Russia/China) better at geopolitics than democratic govts? - Is it because it helps to have a time horizon greater than 4 years in an increasingly low growth, uncertain world with large imbalances? - Is this why Authoritarianism is on the rise across the world? - Are western democracies, tired of fickless responses going to turn to authoritarian leaders as a show of power?

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