The dangerous geopolitics of Populism, and what NATO and the EU can do about it
Undemocratic governments are at risk of creating a geopolitical void in central Europe. By antagonizing fellow European states in NATO and the EU, at a time when the US is less than fully invested in these institutions, they are isolating themselves. By artificially stirring anti-EU feeling they are rendering their citizens more vulnerable to Russian propaganda. In a worst-case scenario, these states might end up detached from the West, and entering into a geopolitical limbo.
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