The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

The European election results seem messy. A colourful mosaic, with no clear pattern at first sight. But in all the disarray, Europe’s narrow Christian-democratic victory shows an outline, an ideological curtain dividing the continent into two halves.  Why did Christianity-inspired … Continue reading The EU Election Outcome: the Rise of Eastern-style Christian Democracy

A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective

On 29 March 2019, Grozny hosted the last panels of the “Islam – Message of Mercy and Peace” conference, organised by the World Muslim League. The event brought in delegations and representatives from 43 countries, including theologians and dignitaries. At … Continue reading A bridge to the Muslim world? Chechnya’s engagement with the Middle East in historical perspective

Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt. 2

Read part one here In this second part of my interview with Louis Wierenga, our discussion leads to cleavages within Estonian society and the broader Intermarium project of far-right groups in Central and Eastern Europe. The country, like others in … Continue reading Far-right Networking – an interview with Louis Wierenga on Estonia’s radical right, pt. 2