The results of parliamentary elections in Poland and local elections in Hungary should push the opposition to come up with policies aimed at protecting democracy and overcoming polarization.
Ahead of the general election in October, Poland’s support for the EU is as high as ever, but its influence in the bloc is at its weakest since it joined in 2004.
Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t do himself or his country any favors by accusing Poles of cooperating with the Germans during the Holocaust.
It’s not too late for Poland to let go of the mirage of “Fort Trump” and pursue a more realistic security policy in collaboration with its European and NATO allies.
To stem the populist tide, liberals have to avoid falling into the trap of bashing Central Europe.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
For almost three years, Poland has backtracked on the rule of law. The EU needs a comprehensive strategy to make the Polish public more resilient to the government’s populist narrative
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
Two constituencies in Central Europe are essential to countering authoritarian tendencies in the region—and preventing centrist voters from being pushed toward the anti-EU fringe.
Hungary and Poland are not seeking illiberal democracy. They are sliding toward authoritarianism under a false presentation of the majority will.