Four Scenarios for a World in Disorder
A world in disorder is epitomized by the deterioration in US-China relations, Russia’s war in Ukraine, populism and inflation. By David Bach Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent speech to the Communist Party Congress could be one of the most consequential of...
Is Covid-19 Triggering a Populist Backlash in Greece?
Why Greece Succeeded as Italy, Spain Failed to Tackle Coronavirus
By Takis Pappas, Political scientist, the University of Helsinki, Finland* When the covid-19 pandemic broke out in Europe, no government had any experience of how to face it and each tried to weather the storm in its own ways. Some...
Populism Alive and Kicking in Greece, Report Says
Greece is among three countries where the support for authoritarian populist parties is strongest, according to the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index published recently. The Index is an initiative put forth by the Swedish think tank Timbro. According to its mission statement,...
Rightist Populist Parties on the Rise — With Greece the Leftist Exception
Populist parties in Europe have tripled their parliamentary power in the past 20 years, with most of them leaning to the right with the exception of Greece's leftist SYRIZA that came to power, according to a study conducted by...
Stournaras Blames Dysfunctional Institutions and Populism for the Crisis
Despite great progress, Greek institutions are lagging behind the rest of Europe, notes the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras. In an interview with the chairman and CEO of Accenture Greece, Kyriakos Sabatakakis, Stournaras says: "Greeks working abroad...
2017 and The Axis of Populism
By Eve Geroulis Vengeful, relentless and epochal 2016 continues to cast a shadow on the dawn of a new year. 2016 wasn’t merely a Black Swan, the language, policies, and decisions that created 2016 were sown long ago. By a Star Wars...
Why Is Greece Suffering? EC VP Dombrovskis Points Finger at Tsipras' Populism
European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday that Greece has had to go through tougher austerity than would otherwise have been required because of the populist stance of the left-wing SYRIZA government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. "Populism...
Greek Conservative Leader Stresses Need for the EU to Move Away from Populism
Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday stressed the need for Europe to move on to an era of post-populism during his address of the 215 members of the European Peoples Party of the European parliament. "The...
Brexit's Town vs. Country
A stunned world is asking how Britain could vote for angry nationalism over pragmatic internationalism. How could the once mighty British Empire be transformed overnight into a constellation of “Little English” islands, themselves bitterly at odds over their country’s...
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