Brian Klaas

Dr. Brian Klaas is an Assistant Professor at University College London and a columnist for The Washington Post. Dr. Klaas is an expert on democracy, authoritarianism, US foreign policy, American politics more generally, political violence, and elections. His published works include The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy” (Hurst & Co, November 2017) and The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding & Abetting the Decline of Democracy (Oxford University Press, December 2016).


“Democracy is like a Sand Castle”

UCL assistant professor Brian Klaas discusses the West's role in global democratic decline and what should be done to reverse this trend.

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