Heinz-Christian Strache, longtime leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party who entered government as vice chancellor in 2017, began his life in politics as a young man in his country’s neo-Nazi scene. His resignation threw Austrian politics into upheaval. You can read my commentary about the episode for The Nation here.
Armin Wolf, long-serving and internationally-respected anchor of Austria’s nightly news broadcast, has long been a favorite target of the nationalist Freedom Party. Disturbingly, the attacks on Wolf have intensified, as you can read here in my report for The Nation.
Can the opposition keep the pressure on Orban’s regime? Read more in my article for The Nation.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel’s choice, is the new CDU leader. But AKK was barely able to fend off the party’s market fundamentalists — and they’re not going away. Read more in my article for The Nation.
The recent riots in the Saxon city of Chemnitz have underscored concerns about Germany’s ability to combat right-wing extremism. Read more in my article for The Nation.
With Germany’s Social Democrats in a prolonged identity crisis, the far-right AfD is set to become the largest opposition party in the Bundestag. Read more in my article for The Nation.
First, the bad news: the new vice chancellor of Austria has been photographed, more than once, participating in paramilitary exercises with banned Nazi groups. Read more in my latest article for The Nation.