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Hungary, historically stuck between the East and the West, is once again missing the mark, as evidenced by the country’s weak foreign policy stance regarding the Ukraine crisis and the government’s recent cozying up to Russia.
If the mainstream parties want to halt or reverse this trend, they must recognize that Jobbik’s advance comes thanks to a counterculture that is far more powerful than the official institutions of the party itself.
He trusts in the power of communities, the decency of the majority of people and that with audacity and will this can come to reign public matters.
The PEGIDA marches have ignited a raging debate that has gone far beyond the topic of the alleged “Islamization of the West” and has touched on German national identity, the lingering East-West divide in Germany, and relations with Russia.
The new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras now enters a complicated political context, one made increasingly turbulent by his own party’s confrontational positions in the realms of economics, geopolitics, and foreign policy.
A Chatham House szabályt a nyílt és őszinte eszmecsere kibontakozásának érdekében használjuk, mert úgy gondoljuk, hogy az intelligens, civilizált párbeszéd és meggyőzőképesség egy szabad társadalom elengedhetetlen részét képezi.