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.
Donald Trump answers a question from CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer.
With the presidential debates being derided as evidence we live in a “post-fact" political world, why aren't the moderators “truth vigilantes”?
Obama leads the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.
As he turns his attention to his post-presidency, Barack Obama will wield two more powerful tools: a pulpit and a chair.
Has the American political system fallen so low that it requires a massive injection of anti-democratic behaviour to make it more ‘democratic’?
Reuters/James Glover II
The dwindling ranks of those who line up to defend America’s system are able to do so only if they view it through a prism of its lofty 18th-century ideals, rather than 21st-century realities.
On the US-Mexican border.
A recent study shows Donald Trump is out of date when he claims "people are pouring across our southern border".
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
In a league of his own.
George Wallace, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan all reshaped American elections with their populism. Is Donald Trump just standing on their shoulders?
Round 5 of the GOP debates was full of tough talk.
Who is most fit to serve as America's commander-in-chief? Our scholars watched the latest GOP debate to decide.
A supporter of Ted Cruz holds his book and a US flag.
That means turning against Tea Party favorites Trump and Cruz.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 4 2015.
An expert on American political rhetoric breaks down Donald Trump's rhetorical prowess, pointing to the various techniques the candidate has mastered.
Trump calls for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Thomas Jefferson would disagree with Trump's call to bar one religious group from entering the country. But that's not to say that Trump's idea isn't anything new in American history.
Church members wait to hear Hillary Clinton speak, December 1 2015.
Donald Trump is Protestant, Bernie Sanders is Jewish and Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist. But do such religious affiliations mean anything?
Crowds love Trump. Endorsers less so. December 4 2015.
Trump is up -- way up -- in the polls, but he's losing the endorsement game.
Speaking to the nation December 6.
Winston Churchill famously suggested that: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. Speaking with his characteristic mix of the compassionate and cerebral…
Donald Trump has taken political ‘lies’ to a new level during his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
If journalism is supposed to be a force for truth, accountability and enlightenment in the political process, then it appears to be failing on the biggest of stages.
Reclaiming the homeland.
Furious nativist radicals are on the march – but are they really all birds of a feather?
Kasich, Bush, Rubio, Trump, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina and Paul before the debate held by Fox Business Network, November 10 2015.
Two political scholars evaluate the fourth GOP debate. This round was more about the issues, and less about the moderators.
Did you watch the GOP debate, or just follow it on Twitter?
Was the latest GOP debate designed just to give candidates – and viewers – something to tweet about?
Jeb needs a win in Wednesday’s debate.
His poll numbers are tanking. He's cutting staff. It's time for Jeb to deliver -- or go home.