The PiS Dynasty: Kaczynski Party in Control Ahead of Polish Vote

The PiS Dynasty: Kaczynski Party in Control Ahead of Polish Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2019

The right-wing party PiS is heading for another election victory in Poland. To ensure as large a majority as possible, Jaroslaw Kaczynski is seeking to target more moderate voters, but he hasn't forgotten his party's core nationalist supporters. By Jan Puhl more...

Alternative for Democracy: The AfD's Ongoing Slide toward Right-Wing Extremism

Alternative for Democracy: The AfD's Ongoing Slide toward Right-Wing Extremism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2019

In recent state elections, the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany won almost a quarter of the votes. It was primarily radical candidates from the right-wing fringe who emerged triumphant. The party is continuing its slide into extremism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


White Terror: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Racist Hate

White Terror: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Racist Hate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2019

The massacre in El Paso is the consequence of growing racist extremism in the United States. As president, Donald Trump's task should be that of uniting the country, but he himself has contributed to the climate of hate. By Anna Clauß, Roman Höfner, Juan Moreno, Martin Schlak and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Far-Right AfD: Germany's Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist Wing

Far-Right AfD: Germany's Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist Wing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2019

The far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned their resistance and are taking steps to embrace the extremists. By Melanie Amann and Ann-Katrin Müller more...


Ex-Brazilian President Lula: 'Bolsonaro Is Setting the Whole Country on Fire'

Ex-Brazilian President Lula: 'Bolsonaro Is Setting the Whole Country on Fire'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2019

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Brazilian President Lula da Silva discusses the loneliness of his prison term, the U.S. influence on Brazil and the threats he says are posed by the country's current leader, Jair Bolsonaro. Interview Conducted by Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

An Inside Job: The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

An Inside Job: The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2019

Europe's right-wing populists haven't been stopped by the scandal in Austria. They are working hard to destroy the European Union from within its own institutions and the European elections may show how close they are to success. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2019

An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you're fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes. A Commentary by Nils Minkmar more...

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is leading in the British polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. In an interview, the former UKIP front man talks about upending the UK political system and how he plans to do it. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more...


The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2019

With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integrate them? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2019

German populists are adopting climate change denialism as a new campaign strategy. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has begun directing its unscientific claims at global warming activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and says it wants to be the party that "saves diesel." By Vera Deleja-Hotko, Ann-Katrin Müller and Gerald Traufetter more...