In this article, William Lloyd examines the unfortunate resurgence of George Orwell’s 1984, and what it can tell us about the state of the world.
As long as NATO appeases Turkey’s authoritarianism, the Alliance’s commitment to human rights and democracy is put in question.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
What do the power brokers in the White House believe? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s ideology, in the first part of an occasional series on Trumpism’s authoritarian nationalism.