Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-Right
No one wants to enter a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so the country is resorting to desperate and untested measures to form a new government.
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For
The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.
Brazil’s Military Is Not the Problem
Democracy will depend on whether civilians can exploit rifts between Bolsonaro and his base while regaining voter trust.
To Gut the Amazon, Bolsonaro Needs Local Help
The Brazilian president-elect can’t pursue his environmental policies on his own. After this weekend’s state elections, he’ll have the backing he needs.
The Military Is Back in Brazil
From security to economic policy, under Jair Bolsonaro, the armed forces will be a major player in politics.
‘Brazil Needs Peace and Not Hate’
Ahead of a runoff presidential election, Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad spoke with Foreign Policy about Brazil’s future.
How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner made hateful comments a hallmark of his political life. That hasn’t held him back.
It’s Not Just the Right That’s Voting for Bolsonaro. It’s Everyone.
Brazil’s populist firebrand is relying on conservative values, fear of crime, anger about corruption, and rampant fake news to gain support from across the political spectrum.
Italy’s Left-Wing Populists Won’t Stop the Far-Right. They’ll Strengthen It.
The Five Star Movement’s most prominent leftist, Alessandro Di Battista, is returning to politics, but don’t expect him to reverse the government’s anti-immigrant agenda.
The Party Is Over
The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay.
Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair
Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?
In Bavaria, Green Could Be King
Forget the rise of the AfD. The real story in this weekend’s elections may well be the rise of the Greens, which will reshape German politics.
Is Sweden Ungovernable?
The rise of populist parties has made it nearly impossible to form governments across Europe—and the deadlock only fuels support for populists.
Germany’s Return of the Repressed
The country’s far-right wants to revive ethnic nationalism. The left must come up with its own alternative.
In Italy, a Right-Wing Spin Doctor Repents
How Silvio Berlusconi’s top propagandist become one of Matteo Salvini’s toughest critics.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.
In Europe, the Only Choice Is Right or Far-Right
As left-wing parties have collapsed, the sole option remaining for voters is conservatism or right-wing populism.
How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzzy
The Jobbik party, once known for its overt racism and anti-Semitism, is trying to reinvent itself as the responsible voice of the center.