WASHINGTON, DC - The same deep tension lies at the heart of the fight against COVID-19 and climate change, particularly in democracies. In each case, the measures necessary to save everyone entail costs that widen existing inequalities. At a time when the United States and other democracies need solidarity, the resulting civic turmoil and division are feeding (and being fed by) populism.
PARIS – The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army is an occasion marked by angst as well as sadness. Anti-Semitism is back with a vengeance around the world, as if the lessons of the Holocaust had evaporated with time—or, even worse, had never been fully integrated into our collective consciousness.
With the rise of “populism” and populist governments in the world, corruption has been considered as both its cause and the consequence. Whether it is 1Malaysia Development Berhard (1MDB) in Malaysia, Operation Car Wash in Brazil or the case of Samsung in South Korea, corruption is the key factor in political changes. Even US President Donald Trump’s campaign for Draining the Swamp (DTS) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization program are related with corruption problems. When corruption is deeply entrenched in politics, it is difficult to discern whether it is a problem or a solution.
Central Working Committee member and a senior leader of Nepali Congress, Dr Shekhar Koirala is a vocal critic of internal conflict and strong advocate of change within the party. But Nepali Congress has not yet been able to stand assertively on issues of public concern and has rather been reactive to government actions. What led Congress to this situation? How will it go ahead in the days to come? How does the party evaluate performance of K P Oli’s government? Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala asked.
NEW YORK – Most efforts to comprehend the dynamics of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing political earthquake have focused on the psychology of the young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. But there are also structural reasons for Prince Mohammed’s brand of populism. Understanding these factors is key to finding a better path forward.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year's first litmus test for populism in Europe.