Over the past couple of decades, a loss of trust among governments and their constituents has occurred. Whether the issue is perpetual warfare, crisis handling, economy, or foreign and domestic policies, governments, particularly in the West, are losing the popular support they initially had amongst Millennials and Generation Z.

The paradigm shift amongst lack of faith in Western governments is a gift to autocrats, despots, and even populists themselves. One of the chief architects of hybrid and information warfare, Vladimir Putin, directly benefits from the lack of cohesion among Western states.

The Slow Collapse of Western-Based Order