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autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
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This favour was dispensed to you from under an overbearing scowl, which is the true expression of the great autocrat when he has made up his mind to give a battering to some ships and to hunt certain others home in one breath of cruelty and benevolence, equally distracting.
It was a warm night, however, though September, and I did not mind until I came in clad as he commanded to find the autocrat himself still booted and capped.
free existence in most European nations, including Germany," he said, noting that NATO faces new challenges such as terrorism, the rise of autocrats and dictators, fallen states and entire regions sinking into chaos.
SIR - Mr Hugh Jones expresses his concern that "if EU autocrats continue to do nothing about the swathe of illegal immigrants crossing the Mediterranean many of these will reach our shores via Calais" (Western Mail, May 18).
On average, the deaths of autocrats have prompted moves toward democracy, which appear 13 percentage points more likely than when following failed attempts.
After World War II, Asia was ruled by many autocrats who essentially came to their people and said, "My people, we're going to take away your freedom, but we're going to give you the best education, infrastructure and export-led growth policies money can buy.
The UN, which is supposed to be a platform where safeguards to fundamental rights should be protected and cherished, rather than those who systematically violate them, is losing credibility by conferring legitimacy to autocrats as the likes of Al-Sisi.
Heydemann: Arab autocrats are not going back to the future Steve Heydemann, writing for WaPo's Monkey Cage, argues that "premature deindustrialization" and large-scale structural unemployment naturally leads to the inability of post-Arab Spring authoritarian regimes to generate a new social contract.
Adapted from a study conducted by Milan Svolik, the authors' research examines whether revolts that overthrow dictators are short-term exceptions to conventional wisdom that autocrats are most susceptible to coups.
Summary: Hegazy promises Egypt youth that current authorities will not leave room for terrorists and autocrats to lead Egypt future.
In Egypt they first led the fight against autocracy, supported Islamists against the autocrats and later supported the autocrats against the Islamists.
As with the personal assets -- often corruptly acquired -- of other fallen autocrats, such as Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the treasure hunters are facing major obstacles as they seek to identify assets and determine who has ownership of them.