All empires and major powers have a strong sense of their own exceptionality, so criticizing Russia in that regard is not reasonable.
The internet challenge intended to raise awareness about the negative effects of pornography is getting more popular every year. But so is opposing it.
While early into the war in Ukraine most newspapers and politicians used World War II as an analogy to understand current events, 10 months into the war more and more writers begin to compare the invasion of Ukraine with World War I – here is why.
Russia did not accept that after the dissolution of the Soviet Union it has different capabilities to engage in global affairs—which led to its misguided foreign policy.
Unfortunately, relentless propaganda works, and we are wrong to assume or represent it otherwise.
As Western pundits and politicians are busy condemning Hungary for its national consultation about energy sanctions, they ignore the anger boiling up in their own countries.
Sanctions that target a whole country instead of specific individuals always hurt the innocent, ordinary people the most. Be these people European citizens who cannot afford to pay their electricity bills, or Central Asians who now live in extreme poverty, generic sanctions punish those the most who are the least responsible.
The past will not be annulled by short-sighted and counterproductive acts like the removal of the turul statue. What those acts do, however, is demonstrate to Hungarians that despite all the good will, aid, and political support bestowed on their neighbours, there is not much good to expect from Ukraine when it comes to its ethnic minorities and friendly neighbourly relations.
While the Royal Air Force is busy filling up its ranks with diversity hires, Beijing is happy to employ British ex-pilots to train the next generation of Chinese fighters. As crisis looms over Taiwan, these pilots’ experience is vital for China.
While some believe that communism ‘fell’ in 1989, over one billion people still live under Communist dictatorship in China. The best way to understand the logic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as well as the recent National Congress of the CCP, is to study Marxism-Leninism.
Is the EU right to push LGBTQ matters in the Western Balkans?
A scientist used mathematics to calculate the odds of global nuclear war. While the numbers paint a grim picture of the future, the assumptions they are based on are hypothetical. Nonetheless, world leaders should definitely take note.
Xi has been ruthless in his ten-year rule of China, curbing personal freedoms such as free speech and freedom of religion, arresting anyone who raised their voice against his authoritarian regime.
Most Europeans have had enough of the shady, behind-the-scenes dealings in European politics and of needing to swallow every bitter pill they are served by unelected bureaucrats with too much power and too little competence.
War is as much about controlling information as controlling the battlefield. We may never learn who the culprit is behind the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, but it is clear who benefits from it the most—and who does not.
While Russians are desperately trying to flee their country to escape mobilisation, their struggle for life and personal freedom receives little empathy from the West with the Baltic countries bordering Russia gradually closing their borders.
Making abortion a decisive issue when Republicans lead Democrats only by a thin margin is nothing short of a political gamble. As voters see this year’s midterm elections even more consequential than usual, a higher turnout and potential crossover voting might surprise us all this November.
Hungarians struggle with the question of whether they feel more oriented to the East or to the West. The tightening grip of the European Union may cause them to think their future is not with Brussels.
The bleeding out in the Ukraine war may be the beginning of the decline of Moscow’s global influence. With the EU also weakening economically due to the energy crisis, the current multipolar world order is expected to change, leaving the US and China as the leaders of a bipolar world.
Over the last couple of years the censorship of historical narratives has intensified in China. The assault on history is shared by all communist dictatorships and it goes against the conservative understanding of societies.
Autocracy is not only about a set of institutions—it is also about how people live their lives in a political sytem. As opposed to what the misguided vote in the European Parliament that classified Hungary as an ‘autocracy’ insinuates, Hungarians live freely, which is a testimony to the fact that Hungary is a democracy.
Hungary’s first ever shadow government was announced by Democratic Coalition (DK) MEP Klára Dobrev a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, there are quite a few problems with this promising initiative that spoil the picture.
As the European Commission threatens Hungary with withholding billions of EU funds, Ursula von der Leyen’s own corruption scandal around the controversial Pfizer deal is growing. Double standards seem to be at the very core of the EU.
What is the point of monarchies? What do kings stand for that presidents of republics do not?
Freedom of speech is a not a privilege that is conceded by government, but a natural right that comes from God. The tutelage of this right is vital for any democratic political process and the development of the human person.
As is customary in Hungary when it comes to the criticism of any government measure, the vehement attacks on the amendment of Hungary’s abortion law misconstrue the facts.
The governor of New York has declared a state of emergency over polio, following two other states of emergency over COVID-19 and monkeypox. While encouraging polio vaccinations is important, New York should consider trust issues as well before scaring residents over a single known polio case.
Defying threats to her life and a concerted media smear campaign, Giorgia Meloni is set to write history as Italy’s first female prime minister.
We now stand at the cliff edge of the truth quarry, where mass media and technology have facilitated what Stalin always wanted: ‘engineers of human souls’.
Moscow sees the UK’s new prime minister as hostile and incompetent as a result of her Russia-related gaffes and warmongering rhetoric.
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