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Jul 18, 2024

Hungarian PM Orban poses as unlikely peacemaker for Russia’s Ukraine war

By Dmytro Tuzhanskyi

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban recently embarked on a global "peace mission" to end the war in Ukraine but he may actually be more interested in strengthening his own position, writes Dmytro Tuzhanskyi.

China Conflict

Inflection Points Today

Jul 9, 2024

Putin, Xi, Orbán, and Modi provide a disturbing backdrop to the start of the NATO Summit

By Frederick Kempe

The split screens haunting the NATO Summit include a deadly attack on a children’s hospital and meetings with autocrats in Moscow and Beijing.

China Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Jun 20, 2024

How the far right could shape the future of the European Parliament

By Joely Virzi

Big questions remain around what Alternative for Germany, Hungary’s Fidesz party, and Brothers of Italy will do next.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2024

Xi Jinping visited Europe to divide it. What happens next could determine if he succeeds.

By Zoltán Fehér

The Chinese leader's mission during his May 5-10 trip to France, Serbia, and Hungary was to sow division in Europe and to rally countries against “de-risking.”

China Economy & Business

Inflection Points Today

May 3, 2024

China and Europe confront a ‘moment of truth’

By Frederick Kempe

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping travels to France, Serbia, and Hungary, both China and Europe have some soul-searching to do, writes Frederick Kempe.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Mar 6, 2024

NATO enlargement at twenty-five: How we got there and what it achieved

By Jerzy Koźmiński and Daniel Fried

Two and a half decades after Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic joined NATO, their membership continues to protect them from Russian aggression.

Central Europe Hungary

New Atlanticist

Dec 15, 2023

Experts react to the EU starting Ukraine membership talks while failing to agree on aid

By Atlantic Council experts

On Thursday, the European Council decided to open EU accession talks with Ukraine, even as Hungary blocked a proposed fifty billion euro EU aid package to Kyiv.

Conflict Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Aug 23, 2023

Policy memo: How to sharpen the digital pillar of the Three Seas Initiative

By Jörn Fleck, Akshat Dhankher, James Batchik

The Three Seas Initiative and its digital pillar currently lack the credibility needed to attract sustained investments.

Central Europe Digital Policy


Jul 25, 2023

Ukraine’s gas storage facilities can play a key role in European energy security

By Sergiy Makogon

Ukraine's underground gas storage facilities are the largest in Europe and offer considerable untapped opportunities to enhance the continent's energy security, writes Sergiy Makogon.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

May 5, 2023

Tantardini in Longitude on Central and Eastern European involvement in space

By Atlantic Council

Marco Tantardini discusses the role of Eastern Europe in the space activities of the EU.

Eastern Europe Economy & Business