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November 16, 2016

Israel
Israel’s Population Bomb is Disappearing

Everyone knows that because Arab population growth rates in Israel and the West Bank far exceed Jewish ones, the percentage of the population that is not Jewish will rise steadily.  The only problem …

July 19, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Could European Populism Go Nuclear on NATO?

The following is a guest post by David Gevarter, an intern for European studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, observers …

People stage a protest against the nearby Belgian Tihange nuclear power station outside the town hall during a Charlemagne Prize ceremony in Aachen, Germany on May 10, 2018.

February 12, 2019

News Release
Shrinking Options for Swelling Refugee Population Illustrated in New CFR InfoGuide

A new multimedia InfoGuide from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) examines the burgeoning crisis and the strains it is placing on the international refugee system.

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January 16, 2013

Economics
Kirchners’ New Economic Populism

Argentina is known for its populists leaders, as well as spectacular economic booms and busts. Yet looking at the economic data of the last fifty years, successive governments have, perhaps somewhat …

Kirchners’ New Economic Populism

November 20, 2017

Religion
Ethnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations

Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.

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November 1, 2018

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s Populism Is Different but Also Dangerous

The region’s fast-growing but fragile democracies have been susceptible to strongmen and autocratic-leaning populists in recent years, propelled by concerns over inequality, crime, and dysfunctional …

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October 30, 2018

Global
The Rise of Global Populism

Panelists discuss the recent rise to prominence of populist parties around the world, the policy priorities of populist leaders, and the consequences for international relations and cooperation.

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February 16, 2018

Asia
Populism May Have a Banner Year in 2018—and 2019 Too

By the middle of 2017, following Emmanuel Macron’s dominant victory in France’s elections, the relative underperformance of populist parties in elections in the Netherlands, and the backlash in the U…

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December 26, 2017

Americas
Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leaders, and the fight against corruption will be high on their agenda. The surge to throw the bums out coul…

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

July 5, 2018

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Africa's Rapid Urban Population Growth Is Problematic, but Can Be Managed

A rapidly growing population will create a “demographic dividend,” and urbanization will accelerate economic development, or so the “Africa rising” narrative goes. Given Africa’s lack of basic infrastructure, ranging from roads to hospitals to schools, both propositions are dubious.

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