Salvini’s Migrant Ship Trial: How the European Establishment Keeps Boosting the Far Right

Matteo Salvini on Twitter. Photo above: Matteo Salvini, then as Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, (left) with US Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, DC, in June 2019. Photo: Wikipedia
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

Salvini’s quest for power has just been aided by those who want to stop or punish him by putting him on trial.


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Can Franco-Germany Handle Becoming a Vanguard of Democracy after Brexit? (written for The European Views*)

Franco-Germany’s potential as a “vanguard of democracy” badly needed by the West is heavily limited by its unwillingness to commit to such a cause, its historical legacy, and some cracks that are emerging along the Rhine. Map: Wikipedia
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

Franco-Germany seems like the only candidate capable of filling the Western leadership gap opened up by Trump and Brexit.

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How Long before Russia’s Risky Toying with Europe’s Far Right Really Backfires? (written for The European Views*)

The European far right seems like a logical and huge temptation for Moscow but it promises a lot more challenges than benefits. Map: Wikipedia
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

Engaging with the European far right is unpredictable, risky business because you never what kinds of monsters it might produce.

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