Right-Wing Populism

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SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2017

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

The AfD Heartland: A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country

The AfD Heartland: A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2017

The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany raked in over 30 percent of the vote in many areas of the eastern state of Saxony. It is a region with few foreigners but plenty of anti-immigrant sentiment. Why? By Heike Klovert in Wilsdruff, Germany more... Comment ]


Democracy at Stake: Germany's Slide to the Right

Democracy at Stake: Germany's Slide to the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats lost massive support in Sunday's parliamentary election while the right-wing populist performed better than expected. What happens now? A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The AfD in the Bundestag: A Populist Upheaval on the Right

The AfD in the Bundestag: A Populist Upheaval on the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2017

The right-wing Alternative for Germany party is celebrating its first-ever seats in the German parliament and has vowed to shake up Berlin politics. But there are doubts as to whether the party can maintain discipline. By Christian Teevs more... Comment ]


The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Even as Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to win her fourth term, the German campaign has been characterized in some towns by rage and hatred. The right-wing populist AfD is also expecting Election Day success, and it will change German political debate. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2017

To boost its online election campaign, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party has turned to a Texas-based advertising agency for help. The company has worked with Donald Trump. By Melanie Amann more... Comment ]


Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2017

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

Right-Wing Populist Doldrums: Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

Right-Wing Populist Doldrums: Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2017

Following months of ballot box success, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party is suddenly sliding. And more bad news may be on the horizon. The party is hoping for a resurgence of the refugee crisis, but even that might not be enough. By Severin Weiland more... Comment ]


The New Face of the AfD: How Far to the Right Is Alice Weidel?

The New Face of the AfD: How Far to the Right Is Alice Weidel?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2017

The lead candidate for the Alternative for Germany in this fall's parliamentary elections doesn't have a resume typical of a right-wing populist. She has worked for Goldman Sachs and lives as an openly gay woman. How will her cosmopolitan background jibe with the party's nationalist message? By Melanie Amann and Sven Becker more... Comment ]

Macron vs. Le Pen: A New Political Reality for France

Macron vs. Le Pen: A New Political Reality for France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2017

Never before in the six-decade history of the Fifth Republic have French voters so thoroughly rejected establishment parties. In this new political reality, only one thing is certain: There are no certainties. A Commentary by Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]