|Author (Corporate)||North Atlantic Treaty Organisation|
|Series Title||NATO Review|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Anti-establishment populism is undeniably on the rise across the West. From Donald Trump’s election pledge to 'drain the swamp' in Washington, through Brexit, to the ascendancy of movements such as Italy’s Five Stars on the left and Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland on the right, a rejection of old orthodoxies and with them political elites and institutions is proving a powerful appeal.
One can debate the causes, and clearly there are different specifics in play in Europe compared with the United States, and even various parts of Europe. What is clear, though, is that Moscow is eagerly encouraging this wave not just because it is challenging the premises of the post-1945 values-based liberal international order, but also because it is poses real security threats to Europe.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|