An anti-immigrant mood has been sweeping the West, such as in Finland.
Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Soldiers patrol on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 18, 2016.
The far right isn't afraid to admit to fear in the wake of brutal attacks like the one in Nice. More mainstream politicians would be wise to follow suit.
All across the continent, euroscepticism is offering a new outlet for old feelings.
Many voters feel the major parties aren’t listening, which can be part of the appeal of populist candidates such as One Nation’s Pauline Hanson.
Watch Anne Tiernan and Duncan McDonnell discuss the popularity of minor parties and independents in this election – including what the Nick Xenophon Team learnt from the Palmer United Party.
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
Louis XIV in new TV drama Versailles.
From the halcyon days of Louis XIV, the French global seat of power was soon pulled down by corruption, elitism and arbitrary rule. Sound familiar?
No ink on these hands, see?
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
Sweeping changes to employment law are of far greater concern than allegations that the Front National has been avoiding tax.
Populists are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic – Donald Trump (right) has even been called ‘America’s Marine Le Pen’ (left).
Populist politicians are on the march, first in Latin America, then in Europe and the US. They are on both the left and right, and their policies vary, but their approach carries the same risks.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
The French regional elections were far from a nationalist wipeout. But can Marine Le Pen make good on what the party has achieved?
The next French president? Not likely.
With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
Leader of the Front National, Marine le Pen, the morning after her party’s strong showing in the first round of regional elections.
France's extreme-right party has national ambitions, but its lead in the first round of local elections puts it in direct contradiction with its long-proclaimed ideology.
Taking it in her stride.
The far-right Front National leads after the first round of voting, leaving Hollande and Sarkozy with some thinking to do.
Look casual, guys.
A cluster of MEPs has become a formal group in the European Parliament at a very sensitive time.
Banned from speaking, Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to photo-bomb daughter Marine at the FN’s May Day rally.
The founder of France's far-right movement and his daughter, the current president, have had a spectacular and very public falling out.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras and Pablo Iglesias of Podemos have taken their populist parties to victory in Greece and a lead in the polls in Spain.
The rise of left-wing populism challenges those who flatly denounced right-wing populism as undemocratic. Populism can appear as a democratic force in some contexts and anti-democratic in others.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.
Marching in unity.
We have now had time to digest the tragic events in Paris. The press has made its predictable set of news cycles in the last two weeks. They have covered the actual events themselves. Then, in America…
Marianne watches over the Paris unity rally.
France has had a long and troubled relationship with its Muslim populations. French armies faced down Muslim leaders during the expansion of the country’s empire in Africa in the 19th century. And in the…
Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Soumission, was published just hours before the attacks on the office of Charlie Hebdo. It consolidates his reputation – for better or worse – as one of the few contemporary…