Brian Klaas is an associate professor of global politics at University College London, where he focuses on democracy, authoritarianism, and American politics and foreign policy. He is the co-author of How to Rig an Election and author of The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy and The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy. His most recent book, Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us, was published in November 2021. Brian is a contributor to The Washington Post and is a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, BBC News, Sky News, NPR News, BBC Radio, Bloomberg and CNBC. He has advised the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union and several major international non-governmental organizations. Brian received his doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford.