A New, Harsher Vision of the EU Takes Shape
Populists still want to be part of the European Union, even in Hungary and Poland. Just a far less inclusive one.
What’s Next for Hong Kong?
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Can Zuzana Caputova Save Slovakia?
A political newcomer is poised to become president by standing up for liberal democratic values—and seeking to halt the spread of right-wing populism across Central and Eastern Europe.
Press Freedom Is Still Under Attack in Slovakia
A journalist’s murder shocked the country in February, but it hasn’t led to a more independent media.
The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling
Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.