Russia has introduced new compulsory ’patriotic rituals’ that all school children are required to perform in schools. The new patriotic lessons include discussions of the ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine and the ‘NATO threat’.
As the current financial, energy and food crises are destabilizing governments around the Middle East, will terrorist organizations grow bolder and more ‘apocalyptic’ in their approach, posing new terror threats to Europe?
The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced most NATO members to reckon with the poor shape of their military and left them searching for quick fixes. Countless procurement programmes have been signed for new weaponry, but we’re still short of manpower. Compulsory service, perhaps even for women, may prove to be the only answer.
Budapest’s mayor unknowingly participated in a conversation with two Russian comedians, who were pretending to be the mayor of Kyiv. The incident raises some worrying concerns about how much we can trust our eyes in the age of deep fakes.
Since the beginning of the tragic war in Ukraine, many have embraced the idea that Russians have collective responsibility for the current events. However, it is crucial to recognise that the notion of collective guilt should not be used to demonise or incite hatred against ordinary Russians.
A recent poll published by Nézőpont Institute revealed glaring differences between Central Europeans’ satisfaction with their governments. Disproving overwhelmingly negative Western press reports, Hungarians are the happiest with their government in the region.