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Why The Trumps Of Europe Will Likely Fail

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 02.14.2017 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

Donald Trump’s trans-Atlantic strategy seems to be to make Europe crater again. The first transition call with European Union officials that began w...

France's Wild Presidential Race Is Mired In Scandal, Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

France’s presidential candidates are beginning to ramp up their campaigns months before the election, but the race is already mired in scandal, rumo...

Can Francois Fillon Survive Allegations Of Fraud?

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Ronald Tiersky

The French presidential campaign is in complete disarray.

Le Pen Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Hoping To Score Trump-Style Upset

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.05.2017 | World

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with a promise to shield voters from globalization and make the...

The Rise Of Europe’s Far-Right Is 'A Wake-Up Call’ For Democracy, Says Turkish Novelist

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.26.2017 | World

Elif Shafak is a celebrated novelist who lives in London and Istanbul. Her books include The Forty Rules of Love, Three Daughters of Eve and The Archi...

France's Far-Right Leader Calls On Europeans To Follow U.S. And 'Wake Up'

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2017 | World

KOBLENZ, Germany (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and “wak...

2017 Will Be A Major Test For The Rise Of Europe's Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.12.2017 | World

Europe is still reeling from a tumultuous year after the fractious Brexit vote, multiple terror attacks and an ongoing refugee crisis. On the heels of...

Anti-Immigrant French Candidate Marine Le Pen Visits Trump Tower

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and some of her campaign staff were spotted Thursday morning at Trump Tower, prompting speculation that th...

As Liberal Europe Withers, Whither the European Union?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

It wasn't long ago that Germany's Angela Merkel was anointed as the last defender of liberal Western values. She was even expected to hold America's D...

Why Putin and Populists, Like Trump, Love Each Other Deeply

Julian Baggini | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Julian Baggini

LONDON ― All over the West, populists have an unusual poster boy: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-righ...

The Political Future Of France Has Never Been More Uncertain

Anne Sinclair | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Anne Sinclair

The French were clearly angry; the opinion polls gauged the drop in popularity on a daily basis. His adversaries began forming coalitions against him. And a book, which he wanted published despite it being impolitic, finally brought him down.

French PM: Europe At Risk Of Collapse; France, Germany Must Lead

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.17.2016 | World

BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth...

France's Far-Right Leader Le Pen Hopes For Victory Like Trump's

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.13.2016 | World

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s U.S. election was a victory of the people against the elite, France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen sai...

Donald Trump and Brexit Break Down the World System

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 11.09.2016 | World
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

The post-World War II societal model anchored in consensus and coalition-building has broken down. The model was applied in North America, Western...

Brexit, Trump, and Five (Wrong) Lessons About 'The Populist Challenge'

Cas Mudde | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Cas Mudde

If populism wasn't already the political buzzword of the 21st-century before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom (UK) and the rise of Trump in the United States (U.S.), it surely is now. Media stories about populism have been proliferating at an exponential rate, as have populism "experts". Everything is populism and everyone is a populism expert.

Is Trump A Clumsy Le Pen?

James W. Russell | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
James W. Russell

What kind of political animal is Donald Trump? His campaign caught the Republican establishment, including the conservative think tanks, completely off guard.

France's Marine Le Pen Backs Trump And Denounces Clinton

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.01.2016 | World

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - France’s far-right National Front party leader, Marine Le Pen, voiced support for U.S. Republican presidential candidate D...

To Save the EU, Citizens Need to Wake Up and Refuse to Be Lied to

Alexander Görlach | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Alexander Görlach

BERLIN -- Europe needs a new elite, one that is prepared to not just tell people what they want to hear, but to embody a coherent future as a community of values, of human rights, of solidarity.

France Must Fight Terrorism Without Harming The Spirit Of Liberty

Carlo Strenger | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Carlo Strenger

Political moderates, in addition to showing zero tolerance for radical Islamism, must relentlessly attack and expose the lies of right-wing populists. Because when they claim that they can vanquish Islamist terrorism quickly and effectively, they either don't know what they are talking about, or worse, are willing to lie to the electorate to come to power.

Revisiting Ukraine's Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.

Leader Of France’s Far Right National Front Backs Donald Trump For President

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

Donald Trump can now count on the support of a far-right French leader notorious in Europe for making anti-immigration, anti-refugee and Islamophobic ...

Remember Brexit? You Better! It Threatens YOU too.

David Ropeik | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

As international markets settle down, as the global news media turn their fickle attention to other bogeymen, as Brexit Shock fades (everywhere but in...

Remaining In The EU Is A Privilege, Not A Sacrifice

David Sassoli | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
David Sassoli

The strategy right now -- supported by the Eurosceptic minority -- seems to be to provoke uncertainty and deepen the economic disaster created by the UK. It will only result in self-inflicted wounds.

The United Kingdom's Strange Defeat

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The result of last Thursday's Brexit referendum marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard right over the moderate right and of the radical over the liberal left.

What Brexit Means for The Rest of Us

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

If Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union has taught the world anything, it's that the liberal "It can't happen here" mentality has been ...