Crude terror

The devastating London attack brings to light problems in our security agencies as well as the non-solution nature of nationalist populism. Terrorism is something to be tackled partly from within, 'close the border'-type statements don't work.

Just new packaging

As noted in a previous article, the elections in the Netherlands mean more than the continuation of right-wing populism. Conventional parties, as well as newcomers, have prevailed as right-wing populism is destined to the opposition, however, Wilders' freedom party has substantially influenced the results.

A win for Rutte, Putin and Erdogan

It might be obvious that Erdogan benefits from the recent diplomatic spat with the Netherlands. However, with upcoming elections, Dutch prime-minister Mark Rutte benefits from his supposedly professional handling of the situation. And Putin, with tensions within the NATO growing significantly, can count himself winner number three.