Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of “influence”: Interview to United Nations Radio News

The emergence of a new nationalism in some Western countries, can be linked to the general feeling that they’re losing “influence and hegemony” in the world, according to the CEO of a think tank called Global Compass.

Jean Christophe Bas made the remarks after moderating a panel discussion on the global rise of populism and polarization.

The event was held in May 2017 on the margins of a forum on intercultural dialogue co-organized by the Government of Azerbaijan together with UNESCO, UNAOC, the Council of Europe..

Populists are also using people’s fear of globalization and belief that it only “works for others,” for their own ends, Mr Bas told Elena Vapnitchnaia.

Photo caption : Jean Christophe Bas, CEO of Global Compass, and moderator of a panel discussion on preventing the rise of populism and polarisation at the Baku Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Azerbaijan, 4-6 May2017. 

Credit: UN News

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Jean-Christophe Bas - Founder of the Global Compass

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