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…

Opportunities and Risks in Zelenskyy’s New Ukraine

What to make of the new political realities in Ukraine? Both, the presidential and parliamentary Ukrainian elections of 2019 delivered historic results. Ukraine never had a President with so much electoral support (73%), and so little connection to the country’s old political class. Moreover, independent Ukraine never had a parliament with as dominant a party as Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s “Servant of…