The nations of Eastern Europe all have their own versions of populist politics.
Focused on the Far Right
In the run-up to the European elections, US President Donald Trump shows where his sympathies lie.
A Welcome Victory for Moderate Forces
Spain’s election suggests a rejection of radicalism on both sides of the Catalan independence debate.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Populism”
There are fears that the growing populist forces on the right and left are paving the way for authoritarianism. Yet those same forces can …
Weak Polity, Strong Policy?
Strong support for central and eastern European leaders will impact the European elections.
Europe by Numbers: Trust Issues
Since right-wing populist parties began gaining power in Europe and the United States, common wisdom has held that their success is owed to the …
Close-Up: Matteo Salvini
As deputy prime minister and interior minister, the leader of the right-wing Lega party has quickly become the dominant force in Italian politics. His …
Europe‘s right-wing populists are shifting away from a total rejection of EU institutions. Instead, they are attempting to harness them to their own ideology, …
Flying High on Pessimism
The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, …
The Flaws of the Merkel Method
The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.
The EU Needs to Work with Italy
Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …
The Big Gamble
How long will Italy’s new government last?
Viktor Orbán’s victory will embolden other European populists, too.
Close-Up: Luigi Di Maio
Who is the young leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement?
The Czech Republic has voted for a billionaire populist. That’s not necessarily bad news for Brussels.
“Last Night in Sweden”
America‘s left and right have embraced Scandinavia. Neither is quite right.