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...

Facebook Frenzy: How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media

Facebook Frenzy: How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 29, 2019

A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger, Ann-Katrin Müller and Philipp Seibt more...


Jordan Bardella's Rise: The Fresh Young Face of France's Populist Right

Jordan Bardella's Rise: The Fresh Young Face of France's Populist Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2019

A 23-year-old politician is leading Marine Le Pen's right-wing populists in May elections for the European Parliament. His name is Jordan Bardella, and he's as eloquent as he is radical. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate. By Marian Blasberg, Marco Evers, Jens Glüsing and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]


The Year of Populism: Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

The Year of Populism: Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 04, 2019

Right-wing populist parties in Europe have been gaining strength for years. Now, they hope to use European Parliament elections in May as a springboard for gaining greater influence in the EU. Surveys indicate they may be successful. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2018

Shots fired at foreigners, assaults on minorities, neo-fascist marches: Italy's extreme right wing feels emboldened by the country's new leadership. Many are pointing fingers at Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. But is he to blame? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]