Articles on Anti-Establishment Parties

Italy plays in the Penta League (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella & Silvia Francescon - 08 June 2018

Can the unlikely bedfellows of the Five Star Movement and the League really make government work?

There Is Life for the EU After Brexit (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 28 March 2018

The political ballgame in Europe will change profoundly after Brexit. A clear realignment is already apparent as the dynamics between smaller member states, in particular, begins to shift.

Rise and fall of populism (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 05 September 2017

To defeat populism, liberals must have the courage to develop policies that combat discrimination and nationalism.

Reparations and the crisis of Poland’s foreign policy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 24 August 2017

The return of the reparations debacle reveals how Poland’s international relations have been infected by PiS’ primitive approach to morality, history and sovereignty.

Poland: The importance of being president (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 25 July 2017

As rifts appear in the ruling camp, the turmoil in Poland is far from over.

Brexit, Trump, France: third time unlucky? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 02 May 2017

A tumultuous election season has stirred up France's political landscape. While Macron seems likely to win, he needs to do so convincingly to create new stability.

Macron and the French Paradox (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 April 2017

While commentators focused largely on negative aspects, France has seen an unprecedentedly pro-European electoral campaign.

Better late than never: How the EU should respond to Orbán’s illiberalism (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Végh - 21 April 2017

The European Union must now belatedly press ahead with both legal and political procedures to halt Hungary’s illiberal course.

How to avoid a post-truth world (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien & Jeremy Shapiro - 16 January 2017

It is time to recognize that the integrity of information is part of the critical infrastructure of liberal democracy.

The EU's Polish Dilemma (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 03 January 2017

The problem of Warsaw’s illiberalism is not just legal but deeply political.