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April 20, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Faces a Crippling Population Boom

Nigeria's rapid population growth, especially in urban areas, poses difficult economic, social, and public health challenges. A huge, rapidly growing population is not necessarily a source of national strength.

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July 19, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Could European Populism Go Nuclear on NATO?

The following is a guest post by David Gevarter, an intern for European studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, observers …

People stage a protest against the nearby Belgian Tihange nuclear power station outside the town hall during a Charlemagne Prize ceremony in Aachen, Germany on May 10, 2018.

June 7, 2018

Gambia
Gambia’s Tiny Populations Belies Its Enormous Example

President Adama Barrow is seeking support for his government’s comprehensive National Development Program, which is intended to rebuild the economy so that young Gambians have fewer reasons to flee to Europe.

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November 20, 2017

Religion
Ethnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations

Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.

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December 26, 2017

Americas
Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leaders, and the fight against corruption will be high on their agenda. The surge to throw the bums out coul…

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

July 5, 2018

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Africa's Rapid Urban Population Growth Is Problematic, but Can Be Managed

A rapidly growing population will create a “demographic dividend,” and urbanization will accelerate economic development, or so the “Africa rising” narrative goes. Given Africa’s lack of basic infrastructure, ranging from roads to hospitals to schools, both propositions are dubious.

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January 16, 2013

Economics
Kirchners’ New Economic Populism

Argentina is known for its populists leaders, as well as spectacular economic booms and busts. Yet looking at the economic data of the last fifty years, successive governments have, perhaps somewhat …

Kirchners’ New Economic Populism

December 18, 2017

Asia
Populism in the West Gets the Attention, but Asia’s Rising Populism Could be as Dangerous to Democracy

The rise of populist leaders and parties in Europe and the United States over the past two years has reshaped the political landscape from Budapest to Washington. Challenging elites as corrupt and di…

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June 22, 2007

India
India’s Muslim Population

India’s Muslim population, by most measures the world’s second largest after that of Indonesia, has suffered physically and economically at the hands of extremists in the country’s majority.

February 22, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa, Refugees, and Populism

Rosettenville, a suburb of Johannesburg, was the site of the February 11-12 burning of buildings alleged to have been used by “prostitutes and drug dealers.” These “prostitutes and drug dealers” have…

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