Bolstering satisfaction in democracy will require addressing multiple issues. But acknowledging that democratic discontent has deeper roots is a necessary starting point.
The global system is now in a multipolar era. Alternatives to the U.S. dollar are rising. And so too are new, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence.
Just as oil-producing nations pushed for oil refineries to add value to crude oil, so governments today want the world’s Big Tech companies to build data centres on their own soil.
Large-scale manufacturing of quantum computers could come much earlier than might otherwise be possible.
India, Japan, and Europe seeking to drive a wedge between China and Russia.
Trump is popular in authoritarian countries.
Minorities in Asia are increasingly on the defensive as their rights and access to opportunities are either being eroded or severely curtailed.
Plant-based meat products are often seen as healthier than real meat. But they’re not.
Protest movements are resurgent across the world.
“Civilizational leaders” like Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and Narendra Modi are shaping a new world order.
Major global powers are developing hypersonic weapons to counter each other.