Putin’s particular blend of civic and ethnic nationalism that has driven his expansionist territorial claims have no basis in international law and within Russia itself.
- Christophe Jaffrelot’s latest oeuvre provides a comprehensive account of how, and why, India started descending into today’s political nightmare. A review.
- Regardless of the outcome of elections in West Bengal, the BJP’s emerging dominance has brought a paradigm shift across the country’s politics, writes Shaikh Mujibur Rehman.
- Turkey’s highest Court is to review a request to close down the leftist, pro-Kurdish party. Yet for the ruling AKP and its strongman, the political move could well backfire.
- Prof. Jocelyne Cesari assesses the complex intertwining of nation and religion in the Jewish state and in the most prominent “Eurasian” Muslim country.
- Can the strongest beliefs in the enviromentalist cause and aggressive, far-right neonationalism coexist in today’s Europe? One Hungarian political movement shows how.
- After solving the naming dispute and getting admitted into NATO, the Republic of North Macedonia will soon be called to a snap election. At stake will be the country’s determination to join the EU beyond the many, history-rooted obstacles.
- Populism is not really a concept and the recent wave all over the world should be called maybe “neopopulism”. Neopopulism is not in itself extremism, nationalism, radicalization. But due to its mythical structure, it may lead to these phenomena.
- Bratislava’s People’s Party has exploited widespread disilussion and frustration with corrupt politics to enjoy an electoral boom. Besides loud-speaking, there are core policy reasons behind such success.
- The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is widely seen as a frontal attack on the secular character of the Indian Constitution, the principle of equality, and it openly discriminates against the Muslim minority. Is India turning into a Hindu’s nationalist state?