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…
Cory Bernardi leaves the Senate after quitting the Liberal Party.
Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joins a crowded field battling for the relatively small right-of-centre vote.
Mad as hell in São Paulo.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
For the first time, parliament plans to ban a right-wing extremist group, called National Action.
Looking the right way?
Despite the growing threat from far-right groups, deradicalisation programmes have been largely targeting Muslims.
A court drawing of Thomas Mair.
We all too readily associate terrorism with Islamic extremism. Thomas Mair's motivations may have been different but his crime was the same.
If our politicians are really concerned about the future, they've got a funny way of talking about it.
Greens senators staged a walkout during Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech.
The normal rules of political engagement – coherence, consistency, fact, logic, proportion – do not apply to members of the paranoid right like Pauline Hanson.
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.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Poster girl – for all the wrong reasons.
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Tone of talk about immigrants and political clashes has been changing.
Austria’s polarised electorate went for the Greens in the end.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
Out of office: Werner Faymann.
The notorious Freedom Party is on the march again, and the country's moderates are crumbling in its path.
Robert Fico is struggling to form a coalition after a national vote.
Mimicking fascists doesn't help you win votes; it helps the fascists win votes.
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?
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.
Angela Merkel is entering her first proper war by joining the campaign against Islamic State.
IS claims responsibility for series of assaults. President Hollande says it is an 'act of war'.