The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details 05.12.16
Publication Date 05/12/2016
Content Type ,

The new axis between Trump’s America, Putin’s Russia, and European populists represents a toxic mix for the liberal order in Europe. If ever there was a time to come out in defence of that order, it is now.

Europe’s liberal order could come crashing down next year. Squeezed from all directions, it may not be able to withstand the pressure. Within Europe, populists on the left and right are trying to roll back the liberal order. This insurgency is being actively backed by Putin’s Russia, and, now, it seems, Trump’s America. The European Union itself risks being an early casualty.

See also:
Putin’s approach to the West should encourage us to reflect on the nature of our own democracy (related url below)

The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats at the end of December 2016 over claims that Russia had interfered in the US election. But is Russia’s strategy in the West really having a tangible impact on political outcomes and, if so, how should the West respond? Linda Risso writes that the West’s apparent weakness to Russian influence stems from a lack of political, economic and cultural cohesion, alongside a lack of direction when it comes to organising our multicultural and multi-ethnic societies.

Source Link
Related Links
ESO: Background information: Austria’s election result will do little to halt the populist surge in Europe
ESO: Background information: How we can reframe the debate about Europe’s populist threat
Blog: LSE Brexit, 09.12.16: How to prevent the collapse of the liberal-left after Brexit and Trump
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 09.01.17: Putin’s approach to the West should encourage us to reflect on the nature of our own democracy
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 13.01.17: Eroding U.S. Deterrence

Subject Categories
Countries / Regions