Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are both using pages from the same populist playbook. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Richard Heydarian

What do Modi, Trump, Ardern and Trudeau have in common? The power of populism

  • Never mind the rise of right-wing heads of state. The new breed of leader is progressive, but just as charismatic – meet the alt-populists
  • Voters across Asia are likely to place their fates in the hands of these young leaders, who promise energetic and innovative governance, writes Richard Heydarian

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are both using pages from the same populist playbook. Photo: Reuters
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