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Trump’s politics in the spotlight

Friday, July 27th, 2018

A liberal analyst believes that US President Trump’s ‘simulated madness’ helps him broker deals at the international level. A conservative economist explains US geopolitics in terms of Donald Trump’s efforts to put the US national interest before private business interests. READ MORE

Orbán’s intense diplomatic season

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s meeting with President Putin of Russia and his forthcoming visit to Israel, a pro-government analyst asserts that the Hungarian Prime Minister has become an important player in international affairs. READ MORE

North Korea tests its ICBM

Friday, July 7th, 2017

A left-wing and a conservative commentator who are both strongly critical of the Hungarian government disagree whether the US will launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. Meanwhile, they both express concern not just about Kim Jong-un, but about President Trump as well. READ MORE

Hungary’s chances in the shifting global order

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Pundits across the political spectrum speculate about Hungary’s role and opportunities in the international order that is emerging after Donald Trump’s inauguration. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s Lámfalussy lecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that after the election of Donald Trump, Hungary will have the chance to put the national interest first. A left-wing commentator doubts that Hungary is on an equal footing with the US. READ MORE

2016: A bitter year for the Left

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

In their end of the year opinion pieces, left-wing columnists paint a sad picture of the state of the world and Hungary within it. READ MORE

2016: the year of the ‘common sense’ revolt

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Conservative pundits reflecting on 2016 contend that the old global order has been shaken by the revolt of masses of people allegedly demanding ‘common sense policies’ rather than ‘politically correct ideologies’. READ MORE

Conservative pundits on the populist tide

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Conservative columnists discuss why Donald Trump is popular on the Hungarian Right. They agree that the Republican president-elect wants to reach out to voters abandoned by mainstream parties.They also think that Donald Trump will only reform democracy rather than bring it down. READ MORE

PM Orbán invited by Donald Trump

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

In the first press comment on the phone conversation between President elect Trump and PM Viktor Orbán, a liberal commentator looks back at statements the Hungarian Prime Minister made praising the Republican nominee during the electoral campaign when Mr Trump was an underdog. 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