Frontrunner for the first round: Marine Le Pen.
France's Front National party has tried to distance itself from anti-Semitism – with limited success.
The official campaign to find the next president has begun. Are the cracks beginning to show already?
Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
Still a bit of a mystery, but an appealing one.
He's got Le Pen rattled at an important phase in the election campaign, even without a manifesto.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
The four main candidates.
Just a month after moving into the Élysée Palace, the new president will face the country's parliamentary elections.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
Roll out the candidates.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
Protesters in New York ahead of inauguration.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland on Jan. 11, 2017.
AP Photo/Alik Keplicz
An historian based in Poland sees many similarities between Trump and authoritarian nationalists like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński. But the parallels only go so far.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
The opportunity for emerging political figures to make their mark is considerable.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
Europe rang in the new year in an atmosphere of great tension.
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. Will its leaders step up?
We’re in with the out-crowd Donald.
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A year of political upheavals introduced us to the new insurgent tribes.
America is, once again, exceptional.
AP Photos/Christophe Ena and Evan Vucci
Europe's populists are taking advantage of Trump’s victory, but the comparison only goes so far.
On September 15, 2012, a protest in Sydney by Salafi Muslims against an ‘anti-Islam’ film ended in violent confrontations with police.
One Nation has built on the racism of its original anti-Asian platform by linking Australia's secular society to its Christian origins and presenting Islam as incompatible with this way of life.
There's a large field of hopefuls for the first round, but they all need to be able to take on Marine Le Pen.