A report from researchers at the University of Cambridge found a global rise in democratic "malaise." The subsequent rise in populism is "less a cause" and "more a symptom," they say.
Despite its political triumphs worldwide, the radical right has a crucial weakness: it utterly lacks a credible response to the most urgent threat facing the planet.
Populism today isn't about giving people "what they want." It's about having what people want, and enjoying it unashamedly.
Yes, the two business leaders agreed on some key issues and led unorthodox campaigns that upset traditional politics, but they were very different men.
President Donald Trump has said Johnson would make a "great prime minister," and he'll likely win the role before the end of July.
Outgoing South Carolina Republican congressman Mark Sanford cautioned Americans against accepting easy promises from a "Hitler-like character," comparing the Nazi Germany leader's post-World War I rise to today's political climate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won't have to feel the brunt of her policy prescriptions—she can claim that economic regulation based on the threat of climate change will magically fix the world's problems.
"The most pressing problem I see right now is the wealth and opportunity polarity gap, that's the big source of conflict," he said.
The French president pointed not only to potential threats from China and Russia, but also from the United States.
Citizens left out of the liberal order's long arc of alleged progress have embraced this populist movement.
Social media is intimate and personal: it seduces and elides, it cajoles and it lies.
The prime minister and the leader of the opposition refused to join TV debates, making the election result seem more of a foregone conclusion than ever.
Populist politics are likely to remain in the mainstream despite Le Pen's defeat, the third blow in six months to Europe's far right.
A good choice for France, but it would put the future direction of the IMF in jeopardy.
What is the right way to emerge intact from populism? That is the question.
The apparent defeat of right-wing populism is not as simple as it looks.
"The time has come for us to stop hoping that one more wall, one more scapegoat or one more war, will bring us the peaceful world that we desire," Ephraim Mirvis writes in Newsweek.
The dangers of surveillance might seem hypothetical—but history shows us we have a lot to fear.
Populism in the region echoes that in the U.S. but weaker institutional safeguards risk great autocracy and corruption.
The "clock" is now at two and a half minutes to midnight, 30 seconds closer than in 2016.
Transparency International says perception of wrongdoing among politicians is fueling mistrust.