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?
- The reemergence of nationalism is a sensible response to the changing social, political and economic circumstances rather than an uncontrolled outburst of destructive human qualities. The less well-off revoke national feelings in order to convince the elites to come back home from their global voyage and put their nation first. How can we progressive liberals combine national and liberal ideas able to give answers to those vulnerable left behind by globalization?
- As it enters a highly uncertain post-Merkel era, Germany needs to face a questions that shakes its very democratic foundations: far right extremism and political violence.