Calling foul: Can Russia manipulate US- and the next elections in Europe? University Pittsburgh

Expert debate from the University Pittsburgh including me via Skype, now to watch via you tube (90 min.)Have we entered a new age of cyber sabotage? In this session of Conversations on Europe, our expert panel will explore episodes of foreign state interference in electoral politics in Europe and the U.S. past and present. From […]

What is the world doing for migrants? Debate with me on Al Jazeera TV “Inside story”

What is the world doing for migrants? Today, on 18th December 2016, it is International Migrants Day. Migrants and refugees cross borders in search of better economic and social conditions. Many others are forced to flee conflict or persecution. The current record levels of mass movement of displaced people has given rise to xenophobia and […]

Is 2016 the year of populism? Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1 (in German)

Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1, 6th November 2016 Der Brexit, die Wahl von Donald Trump und erst letzten Sonntag die Frage, ob Österreich als erstes europäisches Land vielleicht ein rechtspopulistisches Staatsoberhaupt bekommt – ist 2016 das Jahr des Rechtspopulismus? to watch here:  http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/4×4/zuwanderungsinitiative-nationalrat-fuer-eher-sanfte-umsetzung from 8.15 min.     

The West as enemy: Comment in Süddeutsche Zeitung

My Comment in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 30th April 2016, page 5:  Gastkommentar Der Westen als Feind   Europas Populisten bewundern Wladimir Putin ob seiner autoritären Art. Jetzt hat sich die Jugend der AfD mit der russischen Jungen Garde verbündet. Das zeigt, dass viele in der ´Partei die Westbindung Deutschlands lockern wollen. Von Florian Hartleb Aus vielen […]

Statement about the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor

My statement on the Spanish elections in The Christian Science Monitor (Yahoo News) on 21th December 2015: http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-voters-join-europes-flight-mainstream-165507033.html Spanish voters join Europe’s flight from the mainstream No clear winner emerged from Spain’s general election on Sunday, as new upstart parties claimed a third of the country’s parliamentary seats. By Sara Miller Llana December 21, 2015 […]

Statement about the success of the French Front National in MDR Jump Radio

My Statement about the success of the French Front National (reasons, refugee Problem, German case) on the 7th December 2015 (in German): Listen here: http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr-jump/audio1344918_zc-1ce7208f_zs-77a05c12.html   MDR JUMP 07.12.2015, 12:10 Uhr Rechtsruck in Frankreich: Front National stärkste Kraft Drei Wochen nach den Terroranschlägen in Paris hat der rechtsextreme Front National die erste Runde der Regionalwahlen gewonnen. […]

Opinion piece in handelsblatt.com (“The demagogue lessons”) about the Greek government

Opinion piece for handelsblatt.com (1st July 2015) Ein Lehrstück für Demagogie Europa ist in Gefahr: Griechische Linkspopulisten bedrohen den Integrationsprozess. Tsipras und Varoufakis gelingt es, Europas Politiker reihenweise vorzuführen. Wie kann das sein? Gastbeitrag eines Populismusforschers. http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/gastbeitrag-zu-tsipras-und-varoufakis-ein-lehrstueck-fuer-demagogie/11993484.html

Here to stay: anti-establishment parties in Europe

Here to stay: anti-establishment parties in European View, Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels my article in Springer Link, download for freehttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12290-015-0348-4 Public attention has been drawn to the recent successes of the far right. This article claims that a new wave of anti-establishment parties has shaken European politics. A diverse array of outsiders from […]

Explaining the success of Right-wing populist parties in Europe

  updated short version with analytical conclusions 2014 here: with Karsten Grabow: Europa – No, thanks? Study on the rise of right-wing and nationalist populist parties, Sankt-Augustin/Berlin 2014. http://martenscentre.eu/sites/default/files/publication-files/kas_36200-544-2-30.pdf Review of the whole book in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/politische-buecher/exposing-the-demagogues-ausgepraegter-euroskeptizismus-13232728.html   Europe’s right-wing and national populist parties are on the upswing, even despite […]