Local & Municipal Elections in Hungary

by Dorián Elek, On October 14, 2014

After the failed election of October 12th, a large overhaul is expected on the left.

Marx Statue Loses Place of Honor

by Aron Fellegi, On October 13, 2014

Hungarians who lived under Marxism-Leninism do not want it anymore, not even in the form of a statue.

Announcing Fall 2014 Pannonius Fellows

by CSS staff, On August 27, 2014

The Pannonius Fellowship Program is a 5-month, full-time transatlantic fellowship opportunity for young leaders and scholars from the U.S. and Hungary.

Orbán Makes History in Hungary

by Vera Molnár, On April 16, 2014

The post-communist left crumbles, the radical right expands, greens keep their foot in the door and Orbán gets a comfortable majority to govern from the center.

New Rules, New Tactics: Hungary’s 2014 Elections

by Dorián Elek, On April 4, 2014

This week’s Hungarian elections will play out under the most drastic rule change to have taken place since the end of the Communist era.

Building Bridges in London

by Peter Antal, On April 3, 2014

It is key in any city to build a network of engaged, connected, and energetic young people who can share ideas and debate policies. These small communities represent the first steps to ultimately building a more stable, prosperous, and vibrant society.

Strengthen Ukraine by Strengthening Minority Rights

by Frank Koszorus, Jr., On March 27, 2014

If the West is serious about forestalling these kinds of crises, it will have to shed its reluctance to support minority rights.

Hungary’s April Elections: An Overview

by Endre Borbáth, On March 10, 2014

A guide to the upcoming Hungarian elections.

On the German Occupation of Hungary

by Márton Békés, On March 3, 2014

Marton Bekes offers historical context surrounding the controversial new memorial commemorating the German occupation of Hungary.

How Communism Still Haunts Hungary

by Vera Molnár, On February 28, 2014

It’s high time to get over a toxic legacy of flawed thinking and failed economic planning.


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