Big History may provide a basis for drawing different human cultures closer together.
At a time when nationalism and religious ideologies are dividing humanity, it is important to find unifying perspectives on our 'origin story.'
Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves a meeting with federal and municipal officials on the Toronto mass shooting.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Kozak
If Ontario's NDP and Liberals want to undermine Doug Ford's agenda, they'll need to learn from other centrist and left-wing politicians who have successfully challenged right-wing populism.
President Donald Trump shakes the hand of EPA chief Scott Pruitt after he announcing the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1, 2017. Pruitt submitted his resignation in July 2018 after a series of scandals.
Conservatives have long tried to attack regulators such as the EPA with “weaponized transparency”. Coupled with the inflation of uncertainty, the intent is to make regulations impossible.
A man reads a newspaper the day after the presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul, June 25, 2018.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
Clive Palmer (right) and former One Nation Senator Brian Burston announce the formation of the United Australia Party in Canberra.
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – need is more discipline.
Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new prime minister, will lead a government of populists.
Populist politics can only be sustained if the reality of international co-operation is conveniently set aside.
Prince Oguguo argues the motion, “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay.”
Grenoble Ecole de Management
In the second article in the Oxford-style debate series “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay”, Prince C. Oguguo argues that Donald Trump’s impact will outlive his presidency.
Tunisians take to the streets to rail against austerity.
Populism gets a bad rap for fuelling the rise of authoritarianism. But it can also be a shot in the arm for liberal democracy.
Canadian and American flags fly as Doug Ford speaks during a campaign stop in Niagara Falls, Ont., on May 14, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Branding Doug Ford as a Donald Trump impersonator obscures the history of populism in Canada.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 1, 2014. Is he headed for another election victory?
Turkey’s June 24 elections are the first in 16 years that could be politically meaningful. Opposition parties seem revitalised and could launch anti-Erdoğan coalition into the second round.
A man carries an anti-EU, pro-Brexit placard during in London on September 3, 2016.
Since the Brexit vote in 2016, rebellious movements have repeatedly shown their ability to shape political outcomes across the globe, often in unexpected ways: So what lies next?
The Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán speaks on March 15 in Budapest. He’s running for reelection.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
Beppe Grillo speaks in Rome on March 2, 2018..
While often lumped with other European populist parties, Beppe Grillo's M5S is a movement of activist fans mobilized by the messages of his "celebrity brand".
Latin America’s era of the woman president is over. What have we learned?
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
Bill Shorten is the longest-serving Labor leader since Kim Beazley in his first stint in office.
The reality is that Bill Shorten is, in many ways, a garden-variety centre-left leader.
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Odysseus and the Cyclops Polyphemus: how not to treat strangers.
Arnold Böcklin, via Wikimedia Commons
Why right-wing populism gets the tradition of legality and justice exactly the wrong way round.
Trump has promised to put ‘America first’ to make it great again.
The movement against globalisation has shifted from developing to developed countries.
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected president of South Africa’s governing ANC, during his maiden address.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spent a year fighting for every populist cause he can.