Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot

by John Feffer If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries didn’t just… Continue Reading  

What Do European Parliament Elections Mean for the Middle East?

by Eldar Mamedov On May 25-26, voters throughout the European Union’s 28 member states elected the new European Parliament. The elections will determine the bloc’s direction in the next five years and the leadership of the Commission, Council, External Action… Continue Reading  

The European Parliament Elections and Migration

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey The 2019 elections for the European Parliament (EP) could lead to a further enforcement of inhumane refugee and asylum seeker policies, as far-right, anti-immigrant parties made gains at the expense of centrist coalitions. There is a chance… Continue Reading  

Russia and the Future of Europe

by John Feffer Europe is gearing up for much-anticipated elections this week to the European parliament. Austria, however, now has to deal with a very unexpected snap election — thanks to a drunk politician, a Russian honeypot, and a leaked… Continue Reading  

Can Georgia’s Far Right Make It in Electoral Politics?

by Giorgi Lomsadze A prominent anti-immigrant activist in Georgia has announced plans to run for parliament next year as part of a far-right coalition. And a new study suggests that far-right politics may have broad enough appeal among Georgians to… Continue Reading