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Populism

Populism is a political strategy that purportedly champions the common person, usually in contrast to, or in rejection of elites. Populism can arise from the political left and right, often combining elements of both. Populism can designate democratic and authoritarian movements and typically advocates some form of a direct relationship between the people and political leadership.

Geopolitical Hotspots: The World in 2018

Two thousand seventeen had its fair share of big news stories. The same will be true of 2018. Some of those stories undoubtedly will be a surprise. Not many experts were warning a year ago of an impending ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar. Yet it (sadly) became one of the biggest news stories of 2017. Maybe a year from now everyone will…
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10 Geopolitical Silver Linings in 2017

In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights. The year 2017 was marked by conflict, instability, and humanitarian crises. But there were bright spots as well. Here are ten areas where progress has been reported…
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10 Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won reelection with a much wider margin of support than his first time around. Turkey voted to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s constitutional…
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