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Europe’s war on terror

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Conservative pundits claim that the great powers are going to war in Syria to promote their own geopolitical interests rather than to fight terrorism. Far from making Europe safer, attacking Syria may deepen the terror problem, they suggest. READ MORE

Calls for the strengthening of the EU and NATO

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A left-wing commentator fears that Europe’s security cannot be maintained without stronger transatlantic cooperation. A liberal columnist urges the setting up of a separate EU military force rather than relying on NATO. READ MORE

Left-wing pundit criticizes Ferenc Gyurcsány

Friday, May 1st, 2015

A columnist in the leading left-wing daily lambasts Ferenc Gyurcsány’s uncritical pro-US rhetoric and his support for Hungarian participation in the anti-ISIS coalition. READ MORE

Hungary to participate in anti-ISIS military action

Friday, March 20th, 2015

As Fidesz MPs support the government’s plan to send soldiers to Iraq, a conservative columnist fears that the mission may be more dangerous than the government suggests. A left-wing commentator suspects that participation in the mission is an attempt by the government to improve its relations with the US, but he nonetheless supports the idea of taking part in the military action. READ MORE

NATO force deployment in Eastern Europe

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Following NATO’s decision to set up rapid response force bases in Eastern Europe, left-wing commentators believe that the Orbán government will have to join the West and stand up to Russia. READ MORE

Fears of Ukraine escalation

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

A Marxist philosopher believes that President Putin’s suggestion to federalize Ukraine could help solve the crisis, but it is unlikely that it will be accepted by Western powers. A right-wing columnist accuses the US of trying to plunder Russia. A conservative commentator calls for increased military spending. READ MORE

Military registry deemed necessary

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Pundits from both the left and the right acknowledge that it is reasonable to reinstate the registration of Hungarian men of military age. A left-wing commentator, however, worries that the sensitive personal data collected by the government may be misused. READ MORE