nationalism

Rise of fascism in Europe

Across Europe, nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains. 

Some have taken office, others have become the main opposition voice, and even those yet to gain a political foothold have forced centrist leaders to adapt.

In part, this can be seen as a backlash against the political establishment in the wake of the financial and migrant crises, but the wave of discontent also taps into long-standing fears about globalisation and a dilution of national identity.

The Nationalists and the Protest Movement

The Russian opposition movement is of necessity a broad coalition, with little to hold it together but a common hatred of the Putin regime. Alexander Verkhovsky looks at how its most controversial element, the nationalists, fit into the picture.

The involvement of Russian nationalists, including some pretty radical ones, in the protest movement that was born last December raises any number of questions, but the three central ones are: how did this happen? How large a role do nationalists play in the opposition movement? And what might come of this?