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NATO summit in Brussels

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on Europe to strengthen its geopolitical independence. A former US State Department advisor fears that President Trump will weaken NATO.  READ MORE

’Stop Soros’ bill passed by Parliament

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

A leftist analyst writes that the government side borrowed the ‘Stop Soros’ campaign from their Macedonian allies, while pro-government commentators believe that it expresses the will of the Hungarian people. READ MORE

Growing nationalism in the West seen as a threat to Hungary

Monday, June 18th, 2018

A left-wing liberal columnist thinks that the rise of nationalist politics in the EU and the US will severely limit the Hungarian government’s possibilities to defend Hungarian interests. READ MORE

Ruminations on the Trump Kim summit

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist agree that the meeting of US and North Korean leaders was a media stunt that may not have geopolitical implications. READ MORE

Milo in Budapest

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Critics of the government struggle to figure out whether the decision by a public foundation to invite two controversial personalities, Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos to address several hundred strong audiences in Budapest carries a political message. READ MORE

Hungary sides with US on moving embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Although Hungary (along with the Czech Republic and Romania) vetoed an EU statement condemning the relocation of the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, a pro-government columnist warns that President Trump’s move may be responsible for more violence in the region. A left-wing commentator finds it unwise for the Hungarian government to have sided the US rather than the EU. READ MORE

US-North Korean relations in focus

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

A conservative columnist believes that the dispute between the US and North Korea will not escalate into an armed conflict. If it does, it would have disastrous implications, he fears. READ MORE

US President Trump’s Warsaw message

Monday, July 10th, 2017

A left-wing commentator interprets President Trump’s Warsaw speech as a harbinger of a more isolationist US. A conservative columnist agrees with President Trump that Europe needs to seal its borders in order to defend its core values. READ MORE

More on EU-US relations

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

An independent conservative analyst hopes that the weakening of transatlantic cooperation will make Europe stronger and more resilient. READ MORE

Macron’s presidency seen as an urban victory 

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

After Trump’s victory in the United States and the Brexit vote last year, a well-known Hungarian-American analyst interprets the outcome of the French presidential election as a cause for celebration for progressive forces. READ MORE