Prime Minister Mark Rutte saw off far-right challenger Geert Wilders.
EU leaders will breathe a sigh of relief after the centre-right saw off the populist threat.
Could neo-nationalist leaders join hands across the world? Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Narendra Modi (India) in Goa, 2016.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
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…
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
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.
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?
Police outside the Orgreave Coking Plant near Rotherham during the miners’ disputes.
South Yorkshire Police has recently been criticised for how well it protects people and prevents crime, and it isn't the first time.
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.
Geert Wilders in court during the trial.
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The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party was found guilty of insulting a group of people inciting discrimination.
Austrian presidential candidate Van der Bellen, reacts on Sunday night as he defeats his rival from the far-right Freedom Party.
The Italian referendum and the Austrian vote are shaping up to be a seminal moment for European politics and the future of the European Union.
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.
The latest polls show Wilders' PVV on course to be largest party in the Dutch parliament.
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.