Matt Browne

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Matt Browne

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Matt Browne is a senior fellow at American Progress, working on building trans-Atlantic and international progressive networks and studying trans-Atlantic policy issues. Previously, Browne was director of public affairs in APCO Worldwide’s London office, where he ran the company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa government relations practice. Browne is also the former director of Policy Network—the international network founded by Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder, Goran Persson, and Giuliano Amato—and remains a member of the organization’s governing board and advisory council. During his time at Policy Network, Browne worked closely with a host of progressive leaders and prime ministers’ and presidents’ offices across the globe, as well as international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. Browne also ran the international press operation for the British New Labour’s general election campaigns in 2001 and 2005.


Beyond Populism Report
 (Four leaders of right-wing European populist parties (Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, Matteo Salvini of Italy, Jörg Meuthen of Germany, and Marine Le Pen of France) are pictured clapping and smiling at a rally.)

Beyond Populism

The era of European populism is over. What comes next is far more disconcerting.

Matt Browne, Max Bergmann, Dalibor Rohac

Europe’s Populist Challenge Report
Supporters of the Fidesz party react as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins the parliamentary election in Budapest, April 8, 2018. (Getty/AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)

Europe’s Populist Challenge

It is more urgent now than ever for defenders of liberal democracy to understand the drivers behind the populist resurgence in Europe and to find new ways to fight back.

Matt Browne, Dalibor Rohac, Carolyn Kenney

Italy’s New ‘Bulldozer’ Prime Minister Report

Italy’s New ‘Bulldozer’ Prime Minister

As President Obama prepares to meet with Italy’s new prime minister, Matteo Renzi, this brief highlights his background and, more importantly, his plans to reform Italy’s politics and revive its struggling economy.

Matt Browne

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