Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The United States and Central Europe: what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong, and what’s next

As the United States learned the hard way, Central Europe matters because Europe matters

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Hungary

Fri, May 17, 2019

The importance of Hungary’s European election

This election will determine the place of Hungary’s parties in the European political spectrum and the outcome will have consequences for Hungary’s municipal elections in the fall.

New Atlanticist by Anna Juhos

Elections European Union

Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Twenty years later, NATO allies remain strong members of the family

The strength the Poles, Hungarians, and Czechs still see in the Alliance should inspire the other NATO member states.

NATOat70 by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Hungary

Sun, Feb 10, 2019

Engaging Hungary is good for US interests and values

Hungary is in a region of strategic interest to the United States and should be among our natural allies. Since 1990, as the United States supported the region’s aspirations, the region stood by Washington on very tough decisions.

New Atlanticist by Damon Wilson

Hungary Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Pompeo’s trip to Central Europe aims to bring NATO allies in from the cold

“Freezing people out is not going to help,” Atlantic Council ambassadorial fellow Daniel Fried said. “The United States has enormous political capital. We need to use it and not walk away and think problems will solve themselves.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Hungary

Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Revisiting the Narrative About Hungary’s Relationship with Russia

As a surgeon by profession, I believe in the saying: “Proper diagnosis is half the cure.” Recycling or pushing a narrative, or simply labelling the other, has never helped come to terms on anything, much less resolve a problem.

New Atlanticist by László Szabó

Hungary Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Why the Hungarian Link in Russia’s Grand Strategy Is Overblown

Editor’s Note: This article is a response to Stephen Blank’s essay, Putin’s Energy Strategy Is More Ambitious than You Think, which we published on January 4, 2019.   Energy policy is a crucial part of Russia’s strategy to maximize its influence in Europe and divide the European Union. As highlighted by critics of Russia’s assertive energy […]

UkraineAlert by Gergely Varga

Hungary Ukraine

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Putin’s Grand Energy Strategy Is More Ambitious than You Think

Energy politics are critical in Russia’s long war on the West and Ukraine. Indeed, energy functions as a Swiss army knife for Moscow, cutting simultaneously in several directions. Energy provides the basis for the revenue stream that enables all government operations, comprises a ready source of constant corruption of European elites and institutions, and furnishes […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Hungary Russia

Sat, Dec 1, 2018

Damon Wilson: US Must ‘Keep Our Allies as Our Allies’

Twenty Seventh Annual Mikulás Dinner Remarks by Damon M. Wilson Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council Embassy of Hungary, Washington November 30, 2018

Transcript by Damon Wilson


Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Ukraine’s Golden Opportunity to Integrate with Europe That Everyone Has Overlooked

Ukraine’s European aspirations are irreversible. A majority of the public supports NATO membership, and EU membership has long enjoyed popular support. However, wishing for integration does not make it happen. In both instances, Ukraine’s passage toward eligibility will be long and arduous. Nevertheless, opportunities are currently opening up for Ukraine to integrate with its European […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Central Europe Hungary