Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Why the Hungarian Link in Russia’s Grand Strategy Is Overblown

Editor’s Note: This article is a response to Stephen Blank’s essay, Putin’s Energy Strategy Is More Ambitious than You Think, which we published on January 4, 2019.   Energy policy is a crucial part of Russia’s strategy to maximize its influence in Europe and divide the European Union. As highlighted by critics of Russia’s assertive energy […]

UkraineAlert by Gergely Varga

Hungary Ukraine

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Putin’s Grand Energy Strategy Is More Ambitious than You Think

Energy politics are critical in Russia’s long war on the West and Ukraine. Indeed, energy functions as a Swiss army knife for Moscow, cutting simultaneously in several directions. Energy provides the basis for the revenue stream that enables all government operations, comprises a ready source of constant corruption of European elites and institutions, and furnishes […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Hungary Russia

Sat, Dec 1, 2018

Damon Wilson: US Must ‘Keep Our Allies as Our Allies’

Twenty Seventh Annual Mikulás Dinner Remarks by Damon M. Wilson Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council Embassy of Hungary, Washington November 30, 2018

Transcript by Damon Wilson


Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Ukraine’s Golden Opportunity to Integrate with Europe That Everyone Has Overlooked

Ukraine’s European aspirations are irreversible. A majority of the public supports NATO membership, and EU membership has long enjoyed popular support. However, wishing for integration does not make it happen. In both instances, Ukraine’s passage toward eligibility will be long and arduous. Nevertheless, opportunities are currently opening up for Ukraine to integrate with its European […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Central Europe Hungary

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Burwell Quoted in Newsweek on Hungary’s Voting Rights in European Parliament

Read the full article here.

In the News by Frances Burwell


Thu, May 31, 2018

In Defense of Orbán

An emotionally charged debate has resurfaced about the nature of Hungarian democracy in the wake of the ruling Fidesz party’s victory in parliamentary elections in April. While it is legitimate to have a well-reasoned and honest dialogue about Hungary’s current political landscape, a proper understanding of real-life events can only occur by sticking to the […]

New Atlanticist by Zsigmond Perényi

European Union Hungary

Wed, May 30, 2018

Cohen Quoted in Newsweek on Hungary-Russia Relations

Read the full article here.

In the News by Ariel Cohen

Hungary Russia

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Populists-1, Globalists-0

Hungary forges a path for illiberal democracies Fourteen years after Hungary joined the European Union—a celebrated and significant milestone for the post-Communist nation—the country’s deviation from the EU’s shared principles of democracy and freedom is both a source for concern and a warning sign for others following suit. On April 8, Hungary re-elected Viktor Orbán […]

New Atlanticist by Vriddhi Sujan


Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Even If Viktor Orbán Loses Sunday, Hungarian Democracy Is Still In Trouble

Six weeks ago, the ruling conservative-nationalist Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was delivered a stunning defeat. The southern city of Hódmezővásárhely—population, roughly 45,000—had been governed by Fidesz mayors since 1990. The party’s candidate this time was projected to win handily, by about twenty points. Yet, that was approximately the margin of victory […]

New Atlanticist by Jeffrey Gedmin


Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Atlanticist Fellowship

The Atlantic Council is now accepting additional applications and nominations for an Atlanticist Fellow from Hungary. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 25, 2018. As part of a long-term reinvestment in bolstering US-Central European ties and a new effort to build stronger people-to-people connections between Americans and Central Europeans, the Atlantic […]


Central Europe Europe & Eurasia