It’s Been 25 Years Since Anyone in Italy Trusted the Government
Italian populism is still fueled by corruption scandals that are over two decades old.
East Germany’s Far-Right Problem Is 300 Years Old
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.
Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Translate Into German
A new movement wants to revolutionize Germany’s left-of-center politics—but the country’s voters won't follow in British and French footsteps.
The Reincarnation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The former president was excommunicated from Iran’s political elite—but he’s using grassroots economic populism to revive his career.
In Italy, a Right-Wing Spin Doctor Repents
How Silvio Berlusconi’s top propagandist become one of Matteo Salvini’s toughest critics.
It’s Time for the United States and Europe to Face the Politics of Cultural Displacement
Ethnic nationalism is about more than just economic anxieties.
NATO Isn’t What You Think It Is
An attack on one isn't really an attack on all and four other misunderstood facts about the Western defense alliance.
India’s Secularists Have an Authoritarianism Problem
Indians are increasingly forced to choose between Hindu nationalism and egalitarian dictatorship.
The Future of Europe, for Better or Worse, Is Sebastian Kurz
Austria's chancellor thinks he's cracked the code for neutralizing populists — by cooperating with them.
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.
Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist
Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.
Why Mexico’s Foreign Policy is About to Turn Left
If populism sweeps to power in Mexico, the country's foreign policy will return to the 1930s.
Macron Has Changed France’s Political DNA
One year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.
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.
Saving European Democracy Starts at Home
If French President Emmanuel Macron is serious about pushing back against xenophobic populists, he needs to revamp his own legislative agenda.
This Land Is Our Land
South Africa’s ruling party has failed to redistribute land to the black majority for over two decades. Can the new president defuse a ticking time bomb?
Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver
Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth.
Canada’s left is trying to tarnish Doug Ford’s image by branding him a racist. They’d be better off asking why so many minorities support him.
Hungary’s Strongman Has a Weak Spot
Viktor Orban may have won, but a narrow loss in the countryside suggests that corruption could one day be his undoing.