When Dictators Cry Conspiracy

Published: February 2016

Slandering democratic protesters as foreign stooges is a favorite tactic of authoritarian regimes. In this Foreign Policy article, Srdja Popovic offers ideas how to beat it.

This article is part of the Legatum Institute’s “Beyond Propaganda” project. The institute also hosted an interview with the author and a panel discussion, featuring him and other experts, about whether conspiracy theories are a threat to democracy.