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Ukraine, Russia and Putin: The force of revivalism and the price of commitment

Ukraine, Russia and Putin: The force of revivalism and the price of commitment

Catherine Fieschi analyses the current situation in Ukraine

Post-Davos note: the paradox of the populist threat

Post-Davos note: the paradox of the populist threat

Catherine Fieschi on why populism is really a threat for markets and politics

What do the Norwegian Elections Tell us About Populism?

What do the Norwegian Elections Tell us About Populism?

The results of the Norwegian elections may at first seem like a success for the right-wing populist Progress Party (FrP). Under the leadership of...

Who’s afraid of the populist wolf?

Who’s afraid of the populist wolf?

Writing at opendemocracy.net, Counterpoint’s Catherine Fieschi responds to Philippe Marlière’s recent article which claims that the notion of populism is ill-defined and ambiguous and offers little...

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La Manif pour Tous

On 18 May, gay marriage became law in France. The movement against the law, however, has been a stunning political success. Not in terms...

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Beyond the legacy of Chávez

Lila Caballero reflects on the broader clues that Hugo Chávez gives about Latin American societies.

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Stalemate in Italy

After one of the most pivotal Italian elections in recent history, Filippo Gamba examines the consequences of the election results and analyses what they...

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The Sahara at the crossroads

Berny Sèbe examines the regional, cultural and strategic factors relevant to the current crisis in Mali

The Televisa effect: villains wanted

Why did Mexicans, who voted the ‘perfect dictatorship’ out just twelve years ago, simply vote them back in? Lila Caballero on the key factors...

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The roots of contemporary populism in the Netherlands

In light of this week’s elections in The Netherlands, here is something we published a couple of years ago on the rise of Dutch...

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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of the 2014-2015 migration crisis. Our research in Sweden,...

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The wide open space of the French elections

This is a good time to review the dynamics of what is turning out to be a much more open field than anyone would...