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"What is the future of the religious party? The authors of this issue of the SAIS Review of International Affairs probe this question in its multiple facets, considering the perspectives of many religions, cultures, and regions."

- SAIS Professor and SAIS Review author Charles Doran in the intro to our special issue on religious parties.

What is the future of the religious party? The authors of this issue of the SAIS Review of International Affairs probe this question in its multiple facets, considering the perspectives of many religions, cultures, and regions. Looked at from the sensibility of de Tocqueville, for example, the relig...
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Hochschild defines an empathy wall as, "… an obstacle to deep understanding of another person … " This barrier compels us instead to "… feel indifferent or even hostile to those who hold different beliefs or whose childhood is rooted in different circumstances."

- SAIS Review author Matt Sindelair on Arlie Hochschild's book "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right".

Facts and feelings make up our perception of reality. Taken alone, each leaves an incomplete picture and they are often at odds with one another. Any holistic understanding of reality must address both.
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"As a historian, Müller's analysis of populists in power prompts the reader to be cognizant of alarming patterns from Europe and South America that echo in contemporary American politics."

- SAIS Review author Andrew Zapf on Jan-Werner Müller's book, "What Is Populism?"

The rise of Donald Trump to the American presidency broke, and continues to disrupt, many long-standing practices, norms, and assumptions within the American political system.1 Current developments are oxygenating long-stagnant ponds of political discourse with new terminology and the redefinition o...
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"Russian traditions have led to populist support for Putin for nearly eighteen years; however, his refusal to fully support ethnic Russians in Ukraine is now changing that relationship."

- SAIS Review author, current student, and essay contest winner James Mersol on Putin and modern Russian populism.

Straddling the line between East and West both geographically and ideologically, the Russian Federation has a unique relation with populism. Vladimir Putin and his allies have been able to garner populist support for their increasingly centralized government and its active, interventionist foreign p...
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"Bolivarianism was a project to further democratize national and supranational institutions. For Bolivarian populist leaders, elections were viewed as the only legitimate instrument to gain power. As a result, they were the most vocal critics of the coup in Honduras."

- SAIS Review author Carlos de la Torre on how leaders in Latin America have used populism for their own gains.

This article analyzes the ambiguities of Bolivarianism on democracy. Led by Hugo Chávez, Bolivarianism was an ideology and a strategy of regime transformation and democratization. Its populist language identified internal and external enemies such as US imperialism and elites that served US interest...
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"When discussing the current "wave of populism" sweeping the globe, there are certain names one expects to hear—Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders, or "Brexit." Benjamin Netanyahu is not among them, but perhaps he should be."

- SAIS Review author Jonathan G. Leslie on populist influence in Israel's foreign policy.

"When discussing the current \"wave of populism\" sweeping the globe, there are certain names one expects to hear\u2014Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders, or \"Brexit.\" Benjamin Netanyahu is not among them, but perhaps he should be. Since 2009, the Israeli Prime Minister has pushed his nati...
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"Moldovan voters unfortunately seem destined in the short-term to receive less bread and more geopolitical circuses from their politicians."

-SAIS Review author and previously Chisinau-based lawyer Lyndon Allin on the political situation in Moldova, accompanying photography by Natalia Garbu.

The Republic of Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe, which has become one of the front lines in the clash between Russia and the West. One of the ways in which geopolitics manifests itself in this small country is in populist domestic politics. Political movements in support of joining a Ru...
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"This notion of populism works against the European project on different levels. In the most general terms, the revolt against political institutions and traditional elites chips away at the function of European democracies"

- SAIS Review author and JHU-SAIS Professor Erik Jones on populism's impact in Europe.

European populism is not a new phenomenon. It is, however, increasingly important. Populist efforts to work outside traditional political institutions are damaging both the function of European democracy and the project of European integration. This may turn out to be a good thing given the benefit…
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"More than just identity politics, the rise in populism is fueled by the belief that decades of increasing global trade have not produced the wealth many people expected. While most economists would argue that trade produces a net increase for the overall economy and is preferable to autarky, these benefits have not been distributed equally."

- SAIS Review author Jennifer Kasner on the roots of populism in the U.S.

How will the rise in Western populism affect the international system? Using the United States as a case study, this paper will argue that implementing a populist vision is in-compatible with the multilateral, liberal, international order. By defining populist and liberal organizing principles, anal...
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"The impact of populist nationalism on international relations is already evident. Washington's withdrawal from the TPP is an early major casualty flowing from the rejection of economic globalism, but it won't be the last."

- SAIS Review author Ted Galen Carpenter on how populism could shape the future of the multilateral status quo.

Donald Trump's victory highlighted the growing strength of a populist brand of nationalism in the United States. He stressed the themes of economic protectionism, the need for greater burden sharing in Washington's security alliances, and a much tighter immigration policy. Both during the campaign a...
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"A typical populist episode may start, as Laclau stated, with an opposition: the people organizing to conquer political power by ousting the incumbents (most peacefully in a legitimate election, less so in a coup or any other illegal usurpation of constituted authority), who are usually seen as the elite, the establishment, or the experts whose actions are self-serving and perceived as against the average citizen."

- SAIS Review authors Clifford Young and Francisco E. González's article in our recently published issue on “Modern Populism and Its Effects on Foreign Policy”.

The concept of populism has been used to define many political and economic phenomena without precision. This paper presents an analytical synthesis that in our view helps to understand populism in a generalizable way. We define populism as a political strategy aimed to achieve power. Drawing induct...
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Check out the latest piece from the SAIS Review! Author Nicki Softness argues that ISIS is primarily, and potentially exclusively, prioritizing its territorial claims. She argues that this warrants a new strategy from the US-led counterterrorism alliance: one that treats ISIS like a violent revolutionary movement (more akin to the French and Communist Revolutions), and as a potentially legitimate state, rather than a scattered and decentralized ideological network.

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Author Nicole A. Softness argues that ISIS is primarily, and potentially exclusively, prioritizing its territorial claims. She argues that this warrants a new strategy from the US-led counterterror…
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Check out the latest piece from the SAIS Review! Author Vinny Dueñas explores the possibilities for the continued viability of the Chavista party after the end of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency. He asserts that rise of an opposition majority in the Venezuelan legislature in December 2015 resulted in the most concrete protest of President Maduro’s presidency and possibly a rejection of Hugo Chavez’s socialist state legacy.

http://www.saisreview.org/…/…/07/venezuela-chavismo-part-...ii/

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In this two-part series, author Vincent A. Dueñas explores the possibilities for the continued viability of the Chavista party after the end of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency. He asserts that rise of …
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