Interview

Levente Littvay: I had to work hard in sorting out how I personally feel about political actors I agree with ideologically but find them to be quite populist.

So, recently we observed the elections in two countries with the populist government. In Poland PiS won elections, while in Hungary Viktor Orbán’s center-left challenger became a mayor of Budapest. What may explain the difference? When citizens remain faithful to populist government and when they turn its back on them? I have to admit that I know a bit more about…

Most of the strategic challenges for Russia and the EU are likely to come from the changing international context

Sabine Fischer got the Interview with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, about challenges, opportunities, priorities and future of European Security — The EU-Russia Expert Network devoted its 10th meeting exclusively to the role that the EU and Russia play in European Security — at a time when there is practically no prospect of common ground…

Louis Wierenga: If the League and Italy Brothers will rule together, then Italy will form the most severe right-wing radical government since Mussolini’s time

Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday, officially bringing an end to Western Europe’s first post-war populist government. Louis Wierenga, a Junior Research Fellow of the University of Tartu and an expert on far-right populist parties, spoke about the potential consequences, the analytical value of this crisis and about the restructuring of the political landscape. First, can you explain the difference…