Local elections in Hungary are free and fair

By Miklós Szánthó

As many commentators derive the “illiberal nature” of Hungary’s democracy from recent amendments in electoral rules, it is helpful to take a close look at the actual content and nature of these changes.

CANCELED: A Renewed Hungary in the New World

Event date
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:00 - 14:00

Unfortunately, the deputy foreign minister has had to postpone his trip to Washington, DC. We will reschedule this event at a later date.

Illiberal Democracy and Beyond in Hungary

By Gabor Halmai

In a recent speech delivered to an ethnic Hungarian audience in Romania, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán proclaimed his intention to turn Hungary into a state that:

Iraq’s disaster shows the folly of our meddling

By Michael Bell

The events of the past several days in Iraq have been traumatic. Reports are confused, and events may be over-dramatized, but the fall to extremists of parts of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, and Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, seems certain.

Plunged into Chaos? The Future of Global Economic Cooperation

The financial crisis of 2008 and beyond proved without a doubt that the interdependent world must increasingly rely on global cooperation. However, in key economic areas, including finance, world trade, and development aid, regionalization has recently become an overwhelming trend.