How to (Finally) Defeat Populism
Rust Belts exist around the world, and integrating them into the larger trans-Atlantic community is key to political stability.
The Feminine Appeal of Macho Populism
Donald Trump isn’t the only right-wing populist to govern with aggression—and do surprisingly well with women.
Trump’s Defeat Was World Historic
Populist authoritarians don’t usually leave through the ballot box. The Democrats’ success offers lessons for others.
Why a Biden Win Is Bad News for Boris Johnson
By casting his lot with Trump, the U.K. prime minister now looks like yesterday’s man. He is in for a rude awakening.
Poland’s Anti-Abortion Dream Has Become a Nightmare
The country’s Catholic conservatives have achieved a long-sought goal—and may have fatally weakened their power in the process.
Will Bolivia’s Elections Usher in a New Wave of Socialism in Latin America?
A year after the leftist leader fled La Paz, Morales is looming over the upcoming vote.
The tragic figure behind the Hungarian populist leader’s efforts to remake his country’s theater.
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Russia is consolidating its foothold in Georgia, Canada’s new brand of populism, and China’s repression of the Uighurs is a genocide.
Populism Isn’t Always Xenophobic. Just Ask Ontario’s Premier.
Doug Ford is challenging conventional wisdom by utilizing a more inclusive and malleable brand of populism. And it’s working for him.
The Pandemic Is the World’s Long Overdue Reality Check
Populists came to power peddling political fantasies—but the coronavirus has broken the fever.
Brazil Is Suffering. Bolsonaro Isn’t.
The Brazilian president is proving that right-wing populism has ways of overcoming self-inflicted disasters.
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Southeast Asia is turning a blind eye to the Rohingya, Israel-Jordan relations are deteriorating, and Kataib Hezbollah is losing influence in Iraq.
Why Populists Want a Multipolar World
Aspiring authoritarians are sick of the liberal order and eager for new patrons in Russia and China.
Globalization Will Look Very Different After the Coronavirus Pandemic
New barriers are going up at breathtaking speed. The pandemic will accelerate not the demise of globalization but its transformation.
The Coronavirus Is Exposing Populists’ Hollow Politics
As the crisis worsens, even more extreme groups may prosper.
The Coronavirus Has Paralyzed Europe’s Far-Right
The continent’s borders are closed, as extreme nationalists always wanted—but they’re one of the pandemic's victims anyway.
The Shocking ‘Coronavirus Coup’ in Hungary Was a Wake-Up Call
While the world is shut down, history hasn’t stopped. Authoritarians are seizing the opportunity.
China Isn’t Helping Italy. It’s Waging Information Warfare.
The populist Five Star Movement has become China’s chief enabler as Beijing spreads disinformation about the origins of the coronavirus while sending aid shipments to EU countries where it seeks influence.
India’s Muslims Accuse Police of Targeted Killings
As protests against a new citizenship law sweep the country, signs that the authorities are condoning and even instigating violence have India’s Muslims alarmed.