Political ideologies

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a panel discussion with a white blurry background.

Orbán portrays himself as a ‘defender of Christianity.’ Critics aren’t so sure.

Sacred Nation

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, portrays himself as a defender of Christianity, a religion which he says is under threat as a result of immigration, globalism and liberalism. Orbán’s critics question the sincerity of the Hungarian leader’s faith and wonder if his pro-Christian rhetoric is simply all about staying in power.

Activists from right-wing Hindu organization Bajrang Dal burn an effigy of Islamic terrorism during a protest against the Tuesday killing of Kanhaiya Lal, a Hindu man in a suspected religious attack in western Udaipur city of Rajasthan state, in Ahmedabad

‘India is a tinderbox’: Religious tensions come to a boiling point after brutal murder of Hindu tailor

VOX party leader Santiago Abascal applauds supporters before making a speech during a rally by the extreme right wing party VOX in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 19, 2022. 

Democracy, interrupted: Part I

Critical State
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stands in front of a US flag during a news conference at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Behind in polls, Bolsonaro bolsters his base with far-right rhetoric from the US

Brazil under Bolsonaro
Three elections posters show Social Democratic top candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, Christian Democratic top candidate Armin Laschet, center, and top candidate of the Greens Annalena Baerbock in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. 

Dubious voting fraud claims in Germany spread online ahead of elections

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as performers dance at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing

China’s Xi Jinping Thought curricula teaches students how to ‘unmask enemies’ of the state, author says


Author François Godement discusses the new addition to China’s school curriculum with The World’s host Marco Werman, saying it’s a mix of different ideologies.

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Chinese Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, July 1, 2021.

Reflections on the 100-year anniversary of China’s Communist Party  

Global Politics

Two people born in China in somewhat different eras join host Marco Werman to look at the evolution of the Chinese Communist Party.

Black, red and yellow German flag waves on top of a building

A new documentary tracks the latest rise in far-right, neo-Nazism in Germany


Evan Williams, director of “Germany’s Neo-Nazis and the Far Right,” joined The World’s host Marco Werman to speak about the investigation behind the film.

Blue, white and red French flag fleets in Nice, southeastern France, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

France’s far-right leverages generals’ warning of ‘civil war’ ahead of elections

Global Politics

The letter was largely cast off as an outlandish stunt filled with baseless claims — until the far-right saw it as an opportunity.

Three women protestors hold up signs reading "More Love, Less Hate"; "We are One. Do not divide us in the name of religion"; and "Love is not a crime."

The problem with India’s ‘love jihad’ laws

Lifestyle & Belief

India’s most populous state has brought in a law to police interreligious marriages, known as the ‘love jihad’ law. Here is what that means.