The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders to claim a resounding victory in parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for resurgent nationalism before other key European polls.
The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.
US president’s inauguration day proclamation uses language uttered by Kim Jong-un in speeches to military and in the secretive state’s propaganda, reports The Guardian.
The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.
CityLab magazine explore 5 kinds of cities we'll see in the Populist Era. Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?
The past 12 to 14 months have been a disaster for the Latin American left. The Guardian reports on how after dominating the region for the previous decade, the socialist left has receded and with it has gone much of the progressive idealism that led to poverty reduction, improved access to healthcare and education, and greater rights for indigenous groups.
The New Yorker run an article on Christmas Day about the psychological trends that helped Trump's victory. Research on psychological concepts like “cultural tightness” and “optimism bias” offers insight into the rise of Donald Trump.
In Kulesze Koscielne, a tiny conservative village in rural Poland, almost everybody goes to Church last Sunday, and almost everybody voted for the ruling populist party, joining a rural electoral wave that swept the party to power a year ago.
Latinos in the US do not need to be told about the dangers of Populism and its aftermaths. Many of them have experienced it first hand in their countries of origin: Hugo Chávez in Venezuela –after his death, the country is in crisis–, Cristina Fernández in Argentina – now facing corruption charges –, or Rafael Correa in Ecuador. So why is Populism now on the rise in the US and Europe? Growing inequality of incomes is one possible answer to understand why populism is on retreat in Latin America and growing in the West.