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When Populist Nationalists Tempt Geopolitical Fate

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 15, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech to the nation during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 73rd Independence Day, which marks the of the end of British colonial rule, at New Delhi's Red Fort on Aug. 15, 2019.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech to the nation during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 73rd Independence Day, which marks the of the end of British colonial rule, at New Delhi's Red Fort on Aug. 15, 2019. Populist-nationalists get away with a lot -- despite the seeming constraints to engaging in action that could have big consequences down the road.
(PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Even in legitimate democracies, populist-nationalist leaders seem to have an extraordinary ability to defy constraints. But in testing the geopolitical integrity of their states, their impact will be felt long after they're gone. ...

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