Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are secondary to the interests of the state, and there is an absence of constitutional authority or supremacy over the government in an authoritarian regime.

Authoritarianism has been the norm in countries like Russia and China. However, there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism among democratically-elected governments in countries like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland.

5 Predictions of Major Global Issues in 2018

Predictions for the Islamic State, the global economy, ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, climate change, and the fallout from the massive cyber attacks of 2017.  Editor's note: This video was produced by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the University of Singapore. Global Security Review content was used to…