Mateusz Morawiecki’s political future hangs in the balance, and whether he leads the government into next autumn’s parliamentary election depends on how he copes with the huge economic and energy security challenges facing the country this winter. Continue reading What are the prospects for Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki?
Women in Iran are saying no to being controlled – both in the real world and to being censored online. Continue reading Iran’s Cyberwar: The Changing Role of Technology in Protest
A pro-Europe campaigner has announced his candidacy in an upcoming by-election to challenge Labour’s stance on Brexit. Continue reading Pro-EU candidate to challenge Starmer’s ‘make Brexit work’ message in Chester by-election
Poland’s right-wing ruling party is using the war reparations issue to undermine Germany’s moral narrative that it has come to terms with its Nazi past, and attack the liberal-centrist opposition for allegedly colluding with foreign powers to undermine the Polish government ahead of next year’s parliamentary election. Continue reading Why has the Polish government raised the German war reparations issue?
Lula is just five points ahead in the polls – and if Bolsonaro defies them to a similar degree later this month, we may see four more years of the dangerous incumbent. Continue reading Lula’s return to Palácio da Alvorada hangs on working class turnout
Giorgia Meloni has an ideology which many consider dangerously right-wing – but she’s managed to beat back the Establishment and take the Brothers of Italy to victory. Continue reading Meloni’s victory in Italy strengthens European Right
Law and Justice have taken aim in recent weeks at the EU establishment. Continue reading Poland’s right-wing ruling party flirts with Euroscepticism
Matteo Salvini’s Lega Nord has upward momentum ahead of this month’s elections in Italy – will his new calmer approach to politics land him in Chigi Palace? Continue reading ‘Credo’ – Will Italians believe in Matteo Salvini?
“He’s a cheap copy of Trump,” Lula said of Bolsonaro. It’s hard to argue that from an ideological perspective. One must hope that their final days do not mirror each other too. Continue reading Bolsonaro’s election warning sparks fear of Brazil’s own January 6
Although opposition parties know that contesting the next election as separate lists favours the right-wing incumbent, a single united bloc remains extremely unlikely given their diverse electorates and because it would mean accepting the largest grouping’s hegemony. Continue reading Will Poland’s opposition contest the next election as a single bloc?