With the coronavirus crisis posing the most serious threat to his reelection prospects yet, President Donald Trump is resorting to tactics from his populist playbook to shore up support. In recent days the president has declared support for those protesting lockdowns, claimed China may have spread the coronavirus on purpose, […]
In Austria, the far-right has emerged from a Russia scandal largely intact and is poised to perform well in snap elections on Sunday just four months after the country’s government collapsed. The 2015 migrant crisis and deep anti-immigrant sentiment have empowered far-right parties across Europe. In Austria, the wave of […]
On Sunday, the far-right populist Alternative for Germany party is expected to dominate elections in two East German states, highlighting divisions between East and West 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The elections have implications far beyond the former Communist East. They will test the strength of […]
Financial experts and economists have seen signs an economic recession is looming, which could inflame tensions linked to the rise of nationalism and right-wing populism in recent years. “Generally, tough economic times tend to exacerbate a lot of the negative trends that we associate populism and democratic backsliding,” Sheri Berman, […]
On Wednesday, a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault collapsed – and collapsed swiftly. Both companies issued terse explanations, but FCA explicitly blamed French politics. The major challenge with the proposed deal was always going to be with the French government, which controls 15% of Renault and, with populism […]
The proposed Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger pits the declining logic of globalism against surging worldwide populism. Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs. But the only way this merger works is for the combined companies to streamline costs, and that has to […]
Steve Bannon is supporting efforts to transform an Italian monastery into a “gladiator” school for right-wing politicians across Europe. The project is being lead by Benjamin Harnwell, a former European Parliament staffer and director of the right-wing Dignitatis Humanae Institute. The school drew protests in December from several hundred locals. […]
Global CEOs have become increasingly pessimistic about global economic growth in the past year and expect their businesses to suffer in the short to medium term as a result. CEOs have traditionally seen the US as the most attractive place to invest, but it is close to losing that crown, […]
A World Economic Forum survey suggests that the global public is in fact open to immigration and say that national interest is not a zero-sum game. The survey dispels populist ideas such as “America First” which pushes countries into conflict with one another. Research suggests that upward mobility is too […]
Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash after arguing that European leaders should seek to assuage the concerns of a growing right-wing populism across the continent by refusing to offer “refuge and support” to migrants. “Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message – ‘we are not […]
The annual Bilderberg Meeting is happening in Turin from June 7 to 10. The powerful politicians, financiers, and CEOs from Europe and North America are attending. Discussions are held under the Chatham House rule, which means people can’t be identified by what they say. Participants are banned from revealing what […]
It seems clear now that Trump’s populist base has lost the war for control of his economic agenda. But that doesn’t mean its supposed rival, the globalists, have won either. The biggest non-loser in Trump’s economic is big business. I say non-loser here because that’s the best anyone can get […]
Every year, Eurasia Group puts out their Top Risks report, and the world pays attention – from Wall Street to Washington. Here is their ranking for the top risks facing the world in 2018. The following is a transcript of the video: The biggest risks facing the world in 2018 […]
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