European Parliament: illiberal take-over is not on the cards There are fears that the illiberal right-wing might take over in the 2019 European...


Matteo Salvini, the anti-immigration storyteller of Italian politics The anti-immigration narrative is granting him even more influence. Since the results of the...


Book review: Fascism – A Warning. By Madeleine Albright In her new book, former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, analyses Fascism in...


How can progressives reclaim action in times of growing right-wing populism? Study case in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany Right-wing populist parties are on the rise almost everywhere in Europe, including in the...


George Soros and Viktor Orbán: The battle between progressivism and populism Before the populist breakthrough of the 2010s, conventional wisdom was that once populists actually...


Lessons from history: Female activists in south eastern Europe Today’s Europe has an incredibly rich and diverse but poorly explored history of women’s...


#Metoo: From hashtag, to movement, to systemic solutions to combat sexual harassment Sexual harassment has been present in the lives of women forever, but has always...


#MeToo, the women’s revolution in need of progressive male ‘knights’s to transform the world For the last six months, not a week has gone by without there being...


A gender power battle to bring equality into the labour market is underway
The #Metoo movement unveiled a reality that most of us were afraid to admit...


Making Europe Great Again: The progressive way
As we approach the celebration of the EU’s 60th birthday, the European project has...

Peace And Democracy In Europe Since 1957
On 25 March 1957, six Western European countries started the process of European integration...

The World’s First Transnational Democracy
The Treaty of Rome was born in a time of deep crisis. After failed...

A Treaty to celebrate with ambivalence
Whilst the turn of century witnessed the unprecedented march of nations towards democracy, starting...

The Sorcerer and the Apprentice? Geert Wilders in the Wake of Trump’s Victory
Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US presidential elections has led to an explosion...

Donald Trump and the Transatlantic Alliance
Trump’s view of allies and trade represents an existential threat to the transatlantic alliance....

The upending of American politics and the chance for Europe
After a bruising 18-month election cycle, the election of Donald Trump as the President...

Trump’s Victory: Some Lessons for European Progressives
Trump’s unexpected victory has sent shockwaves across Europe. It’s a sort of Brexit on...

Is President Trump a geopolitical opportunity for India?
The changes in the web of international relations brought about by the new president...

Counter-Media Culture – politically decisive in the US and in Austria?
Across Western democracies, right-wing groups are following similar media strategies, claiming to be alternative...

What Trump’s Victory means for Africa
Donald Trump’s victory came as a shock to democrats in Africa. They had held...

A wake-up call for Europe
Donald Trump’s triumph is like shock therapy for European (and global) progressive forces. Who...

The helplessness of the left allows the triumph of the right
Five hypotheses on the election of Donald Trump: I. The response to the election...

The Anti-Establishment Challenge for Social Democratic Parties
The anger felt towards the political class in advanced industrial democracies by large parts...

When the forgotten strike back
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” Thus...

The global order and the future of American influence
Trump’s victory suggests that many US voters feel disaffected with globalisation. But the USA...

Trump, a symbol of populism
Identity politics, nationalist slogans, spreading fear of the other, portraying foreigners as a threat,...


The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters
The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters America is still in shock—both...


Tony Judt’s Political Testament
“Social democracy doesn’t represent an ideal future; it doesn’t even represent an ideal past....