Will the populist wave wash away NATO and the European Union?

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Series Details 06.01.17
Publication Date 06/01/2017
ISSN 0255-3813
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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.

Source Link http://www.nato.int
Related Links
ESO: Background information: 2017 seen as turning point for liberal democracies http://www.europeansources.info/record/2017-seen-as-turning-point-for-liberal-democracies/
ESO: Background information: The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe http://www.europeansources.info/record/the-populist-putin-trump-insurgency-against-liberal-europe/
ESO: Background information: Liberalism in Retreat (Chatham House, 2016) http://www.europeansources.info/record/liberalism-in-retreat/

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