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Bálint Magyar

Bálint Magyar

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Bálint Magyar, a former Hungarian minister of education, is a research fellow at the Democracy Institute at the Central European University in Budapest.

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  1. Hungary’s Manipulated Election
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    Hungary’s Manipulated Election

    Apr 4, 2022 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics show why the vote returning Fidesz to power cannot be considered “free and fair,” or even “free but not fair.”

  2. Europe’s Misconceived Cohesion
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    Europe’s Misconceived Cohesion

    Dec 23, 2020 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics argue that the EU's recent deal with the Hungarian and Polish governments is rooted in a fundamental mistake.

  3. Hungary’s Mafia State Fights for Impunity
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    Hungary’s Mafia State Fights for Impunity

    Jun 18, 2019 Bálint Magyar & Bálint Madlovics suggest an alternative reason for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's relentless anti-EU rhetoric.

  4. The EU’s Mafia State
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    The EU’s Mafia State

    Jun 21, 2017 Bálint Magyar explains how Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has replaced democracy with clientelism.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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