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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(4); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020419.

Populism-- a Major Threat to International Security


Ying Chang1, Zijun Cheng2

Corresponding Author:
Ying Chang

1. Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100032, China
e-mail: Tensaiamy@163.Com
2. Sorbonne Université, Paris 75006, France
E-mail: mathischeng9742@gmail.com


Populism is a political approach that claims to represent the will of the majority. As populism belief revive in Europe and Middle East countries, more and more voices start to question its actual intention. Populism is now considered as the “opponent” of liberty which harms international peace. This article discusses three reasons why populism is becoming a major international security threat. It introduces how populism holds back the development of liberal democracy and internationalism, how its harm is magnified when combined with other modern threats.


Populism; International security; Democracy

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Ying Chang, Zijun Cheng. Populism-- a Major Threat to International Security. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 4: 69-71. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020419.


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