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Institute for the

Study of Modern

Authoritarianism

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Commentary

ISMA is dedicated to producing insightful commentary on the dynamics of modern authoritarian regimes.

Research

ISMA conducts cutting-edge work aimed at deepening our understanding of the mechanisms, ideologies, and impact of modern authoritarianism.

Events

ISMA organizes events that serve as platforms for academic exchange and public engagement.

What We Do

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ABOUT US

COMMITTED TO DEFENDING FREE SOCIETIES

Founded in 2023, ISMA is a public policy organization committed to defending free societies and opposing the worldwide slide into illiberalism

Latest Events

Jul 11, 2024

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Jul 11, 2024

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

SURVEY

Measuring Populist Attitudes in the U.S. Presidential Race

The results of ISMA’s initial survey are now available.

Apr 24, 2024

Writers, media members, and academics sing The UnPopulist's praises.

Apr 24, 2024

Writers, media members, and academics sing The UnPopulist's praises.

The Reviews Are In

Apr 8, 2024

The UnPopulist works to defend liberal democracy against authoritarianism in the U.S. and around the world. ISMA’s raison d’être is to...

ISMA Publishes The UnPopulist

Mar 14, 2024

Welcome to the new home of the Institute for the Study of Modern Authoritarianism The Institute for the Study of Modern Authoritarianism...

ISMA Launches New Website

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