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A debate over ‘Putinophobia’

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

A conservative blogger accuses the Left of baseless anti-Putin fear mongering. In his response, another conservative commentator thinks that fears over Hungary’s Putinization are legitimate to a certain extent. READ MORE

Donald Trump’s victory still on the agenda

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Hungarian weeklies ponder the implications of the US presidential election on Hungary and its broader cultural ramifications. READ MORE

Hungary skipped the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Trump

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

As Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó demonstratively absented himself from the meeting where EU foreign ministers discussed the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency on Sunday, columnists across the political spectrum wonder if a more isolationist US would threaten European security. READ MORE

US Presidential election in focus

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Just days ahead of the US presidential election, pundits in the leading Hungarian dailies and weeklies assess the possible impact of election victory either candidate on US foreign policy and global politics. READ MORE

Fears over Russian economic expansion dismissed

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

An economist rejects the claims of a recent CSIS report, according to which Russia has been restoring its economic and political leverage in Central and Eastern Europe. READ MORE

Foreign Minister Szijjártó on European “no-go zones”

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pro-government columnists side with Foreign Minister Szijjártó, who in successive interviews with the BBC and CNN insisted on the existence of ‘unsafe enclaves’ in several major European cities, allegedly taken over by unintegrated immigrants. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that describing districts with higher crime rates as no-go zones is a gross exaggeration. READ MORE

Hungary’s interests in Turkey

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Commenting on Hungarian official statements on Turkey, a left-wing columnist thinks that there is little leeway for Hungary to pursue its own strategic interests in the complex geopolitical situation of the Middle East. READ MORE

The prospects of V4 cooperation

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A regional foreign policy expert wonders whether the Visegrád alliance can be expanded and developed into an even more important platform. READ MORE

The implications of Turkish-Russian rapprochement

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether Turkish-Russian diplomatic rapprochement is to be judged as a worrisome development by Europe. READ MORE

Trump and Clinton in the spotlight

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

A left-wing columnist thinks that although Prime Minister Orbán is leaning towards Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is preferable for the world because she is moderate and experienced. A conservative commentator believes that both are poor candidates, but Trump may perhaps change American foreign policy for the better. READ MORE