The Effects of Populism on the Transatlantic Alliance – from Friend to Business Partner
On the issue of countering populist parties and regaining votes from those who defected to extreme candidates in the 2016 U.S. elections and 2017 German elections, there is a silver lining. The biggest challenge for German political parties is to bring in younger members and revamp their message. The stress test on democratic values and norms seems to be playing out differently in the U.S., but there is a silver lining here as well. This surge in populism on both sides of the Atlantic forces both partners to step back and reassess priorities and positions within the international political arena. Published April, 2018.