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CommentaryDuda’s Unnecessary Gamble
Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit the White House on Wednesday, a mere four days before the first round of Poland’s presidential election. While the United States and P...
By Adam Twardowski & Carisa Nietsche
CommentaryWashington’s Anti-Huawei Tactics Need a Reboot In Europe
A coronavirus-induced economic crisis could send Europe bargain-shopping for critical infrastructure—in ways that might be dangerous. Europe’s argument on moving forward with ...
By Carisa Nietsche & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Coronavirus Is Exposing Populists’ Hollow Politics
At first, the spread of the coronavirus seemed like a boon for Europe’s populists. In Italy, Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League party, used COVID-19 to advance...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Carisa Nietsche
CommentaryHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Orban?
Since the advent of COVID-19, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has taken full advantage of the crisis to strengthen his hold on power in Hungary. In the past days, the Hu...
By Carisa Nietsche & Sam Denney
CommentaryAmerica and Europe will lose to China in transatlantic trade war
If the United States escalates a trade war with Europe, only China will come out as a winner....
By Carisa Nietsche & Sam Dorshimer
CommentaryHow Poland’s Law & Justice Party Plans to Win
From Hungary to Turkey, strong, democratically-elected parties have used their control over the legislature to change their constitutions and other rules of the game in ways t...
By Carisa Nietsche
CommentaryWhy Europe Won't Combat Huawei's Trojan Tech
The United States has been unsuccessful at getting European countries to ban Huawei from building their fifth-generation wireless (5G) networks. It’s not for a lack of trying....
By Carisa Nietsche & Bolton Smith
CommentaryHow Hungary’s Orban Puts Democratic Tools to Authoritarian Use
In his visit to the White House last month, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who proudly describes himself as an illiberal democrat, did what every good populist does: H...
By Carisa Nietsche