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The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

Full-fledged economic and social crises could be sparked in the Baltic states Politics. A Populist Revolt with Zero Results Over the past three years, political processes in the Baltic states have developed within the overall western trend of the population protesting against the old elites, characterised by voting for the so-called “populists.” In all three republics, members of the old elites lost to political movements and politicians that voters do not associate with the ruling class. Alexander...


Why I Am Sceptical About Eurosceptics

... circles, even in the very centre of the city. One might wonder, how do these people end up there in the first place? Disclaimer 2 . I cannot agree with those politicians and public figures from Emmanuel Macron to George Soros, who consider the rise of populism a mortal threat to the European Union. I think it is an obvious exaggeration. Moreover, Europe needs populists, both highly active right-wingers and less conspicuous left-wingers, as it needs Eurosceptics. As the saying goes, “a pike lives ...


The Centers Cannot Hold: What’s the Next Step for Think Tanks?

... those think tanks that are lucky enough to have diversified sources of funding — suffice it to recall the scandals in the United States involving Middle Eastern and Chinese financing of major policy organizations [ 2 ]. Third, the nascent wave of populism and anti-elitist attitudes could not but hit think tanks as well. Most policy institutes in the West constitute the so-called “globalized elites,” not only in terms of class affiliation, but also in terms of ideology [ 3 ]. Niblett does not ...


Political Landscape of Europe. The Spectre of Geopolitical Solitude

... transactional relations with its partners. The results of the G7 summit in Canada have become one more evidence of this novelty. The approaches to relations with Russia have become a factor in the West’s transformation. Another one is the evolution of New Populism. Considering the changes taking place in the world and increasing uncertainties, the importance of Russia’s efforts to consolidate a number of Eurasianintegration projects is growing. Perceptions of the main challenges to the stability of ...


Three Scenarios for the Next EU Elections

Reflections on a Far Right win, European dream team, and a two-speed Europe The next elections for the European Parliament will take place on 23-26 May 2019 and the EU’s various political families are already mobilising. They will be crucial elections in a crucial year. 2019 promises tough times for Europe with Brexit, elections, and certainly more financial turbulences, which are already under way. Here we propose three short- and medium-term possible scenarios, none of which looks reassuring...


Andrey Kortunov Makes a Speech at Carnegie Moscow Center Round Table «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populism

On May 21, 2018, Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a round table discussion on the topic: «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populisms». On May 21, 2018, Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a round table discussion on the topic: «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populisms». Recent events — Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States,...


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