World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:00 KST
* Date : 2016-11-26
Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election and Britain’s decision to exit the EU. These two events that surprised the world share a common factor: nationalism. Under the slogan 'America First', Trump made pledges to ramp up trade protectionism, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and ban Muslims from entering the U.S. The Brexit campaign in the UK largely hinged on anti-immigrant and anti-globalization sentiments as well. What has led to the gradual rise of nationalist sentiment, and what are some of the associated risks?
Over the years, nationalism has come to represent an isolationist, self-centered ideology often embraced by right-wing political parties to rally public support. In Europe, such parties have experienced a resurgence in popularity, especially gaining more momentum following Trump's election win. With a number of key elections coming up next year, much attention will be on how the advance of right-wing parties will shake up the political landscape in Europe.
We sit down to discuss these issues and more.