A Constitutional Crisis in Moldova Produces an Unexpected Alliance

Jun 18, 2019

Russia and the West seem to be on the same page when it comes to the resolution of the political crisis in Moldova. Moldova is overcoming its most serious political crisis since its independence from the Soviet Union, which ensued when the incumbent Democratic Party refused to step down despite...

Tories Ready to Stand Up for Trump and Bolton
Jun 17, 2019

Tories Ready to Stand Up for Trump and Bolton

Democracy Faces a Global Crisis
Jun 14, 2019

Democracy Faces a Global Crisis

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?
Jun 13, 2019

Which Country Has Meddled with the Most Elections?

Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks

Not All Terrorists Want to Claim Responsibility for Attacks

Jun 12, 2019

Why would right-wing terrorists decide not to claim responsibility for their crimes? In Germany, there has been an ongoing public debate as to whether radical-right terrorists take responsibility for their crimes, particularly after the radical-right terrorist group Nationalsozialistischer...

Trump Attempts to Get a Handle on Brexit’s Timing

Trump Attempts to Get a Handle on Brexit’s Timing

Jun 07, 2019

As Theresa May’s resignation becomes official, Donald Trump encourages her to “stick around” for a “great” trade deal. US President Donald Trump, like the pussycat in the nursery rhyme, has “been to London to visit the queen.” He even visited another female leader who, under normal...

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

Jun 06, 2019

Accusations of irrationalism, leveled against those in favor of climate change policies, make up the single most prominent argument. Research on climate change communication by radical-right actors, be they party or non-party, anti-liberal or anti-democratic, is still in its infancy. Indeed, so...

The Authoritarian Quest for a Sovereign Internet

The Authoritarian Quest for a Sovereign Internet

Jun 05, 2019

The next steps by the likes of China and Russia toward segmentation of the internet, and the way private companies respond, will make or break the World Wide Web. On February 12, the Russian State Duma passed a bill to create a “sovereign” internet, demanding independence from global servers...

Macron’s Risky Strategy to Consolidate the Center

Macron’s Risky Strategy to Consolidate the Center

Jun 05, 2019

The recent European elections have triggered dramatic changes in French politics but, with a murky political landscape, no one can predict where they might lead. The year 2019 has turned out to be rich in pretexts for political predictions. While India managed to hold an election that produced...

The Populist Radical Right Is an Electoral Threat That Is Here to Stay

The Populist Radical Right Is an Electoral Threat That Is Here to Stay

Jun 04, 2019

In the 2019 European Parliament elections, populist radical-right parties have further increased their vote shares. Academic scholarship and media coverage of the populist radical right has expanded considerably in the past few years, due to its rising prominence in global politics. In the 2019...

Populists in the European Elections

Populists in the European Elections

May 28, 2019

The results of the European elections have revealed some breakthroughs for populists. There is concern about the impact of populism on rational decision-making in many Western democracies. But there is no agreement on what "populism" means. All politics appeal — to some extent — to...

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 

May 28, 2019

Why these European elections were different: three key insights from Germany. After years of disinterest and declining turnouts, last week’s European elections were full of suspense and surprises. In Germany, the elections were an unprecedented triumph for the Greens. More than 20% voted for...

Political Fragmentation May Be the Prelude to Rebuilding Europe

Political Fragmentation May Be the Prelude to Rebuilding Europe

May 28, 2019

The results of the European elections reflect far more than the simple play of party politics and the media’s obsession with hyperreal contests. The European parliamentary elections have weighed in with tallies gleaned from 28 nations. Perhaps the most awaited results came from the United...

Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

May 25, 2019

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Maria Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot. At last month’s International Civil Society Week (ICSW) organized by the Civicus nonprofit in Belgrade, Serbia, a Russian protest-art collective, Pussy...

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