A crisis was averted, or almost, after a Ukrainian anti-aircraft rocket fell on Poland killing two people. The role of Warsaw in the war and internationally
- Hungarian Prime Minister inflames European politics, again, with his latest illiberal manifesto. But how strong is he, really?
- A new crisis front is shaking Europe and threatens to definitively spark a conflict between Russia and Western countries. While in Ukraine the Russian army reports that is has conquered Severodonetsk and there is a resurgence of missile attacks on Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, and most lately Kremenchuk, the tug-of-war currently taking place between Lithuania and the Russian Federation risks unpredictable consequences.
- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the beginning of a new geopolitical era. Time to come to terms with it – writes historian Andrea Graziosi
- Once close allies, Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia are now taking different sides towards Russia. Yet in energy terms, they face the same challenge.
- World-renowned philosopher Jürgen Habermas reflects on the West’s dilemma in framing its political and military response to Putin’s war on Ukraine
- Yes, liberal democracies do need to build up a cohesive alliance to counter the threats – militarily and in the war of ideas – that are posed by aggressive authoritarianism, but without falling into two dangerous pitfalls – the author of How Democracies Die warns: to inadvertently bring all illiberal regimes into a united geopolitical front, and to think that the threat of personalistic despotism is just somewhere “out there”, and not also within the fragile corps of Western democracies themselves.
- Hungarians head to polls this Sunday, in a most degratated democratic framework. Hid from view by mainstream media, opposition candidate Márki-Zay struggles to compete.