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Is the European populist nationalist movement losing momentum?

The western rise of populist nationalism turned its head to a series of European elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany.

2016 in Review International Politics

Trends of 2016: Protest at the ballot box

2016 has been a tumultuous year for democratic politics. The rise of populism, nationalism, and anti-establishmentarianism has been the story of the year.

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Germany’s regional election results do not spell defeat for Merkel in 2017

The March 13 regional elections in Germany are being viewed as a crushing defeat for chancellor Angela Merkel and her refugee policy. But a number of factors, from political fragmentation

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Will Germany’s regional elections be the beginning of the end for Merkel?

Upcoming regional elections on Sunday March 13 will see a rise of the anti-immigrant party AfD at the expanse of Merkel’s ruling party and coalition partners. But will this trigger