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Takes on the Ukraine war and the world order

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

An outspoken pro-government columnist accuses the US of deliberately engineering the Ukraine war in order to maintain its global hegemony. A left-wing commentator thinks that the EU, Russia and Ukraine will all pay a high price for the war. READ MORE

The geopolitical implications of the Ukraine crisis

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Pundits right across the political spectrum try to see through the smokescreen in order to make sense of the Ukraine crisis, and gauge the potential scenarios which may develop, and their possible implications for Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán calls for peace in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

On the day of Prime Minister Orbán’s visit to Moscow, a conservative commentator welcomes the Hungarian government’s efforts to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, and stay out of the – for now –  diplomatic conflict between the US and Russia. READ MORE

Budapest to host CPAC in March

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

As plans to hold the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest are confirmed, a pro-government columnist asserts that the governance model built by Fidesz is gathering support among Christian conservatives in the West. READ MORE

Misgivings on the anniversary of US-Hungarian diplomatic relations

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of US-Hungary diplomatic relations, a pro-government pundit fears that the new US administration will actively try and help the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Afghanistan debacle

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Commentators try to make sense of the collapse of the Afghan government and the victory of the Taliban, as US forces have not yet fully withdrawn from Afghanistan. READ MORE

More on Tucker Carlson’s interview with PM Orbán

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Analysing the interview the Prime Minister gave US Fox News host Tucker Carlson in Budapest last week, opposition-leaning authors discover divergences between the positions of the two men –despite their shared opinions on major themes in the ongoing culture war. READ MORE

Tucker Carlson’s visit to Hungary

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Commenting on the widespread international media reaction to the one week visit the Fox News host has paid to Hungary and his interview with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a Hungarian Canadian sociologist believes Carlson has opened a breach in the ’cordon sanitaire’ built around Hungary. READ MORE

Government rejects criticism by US Secretary of State over media freedom

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

In an online press conference, Antony Blinken expressed concern over media pluralism in Hungary and called for a more diverse media environment. READ MORE

Left-wing commentator approves US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

A veteran international affairs specialist calls President Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan belated but correct. READ MORE