Could COVID-19 Bring Down Autocrats?

August 28, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic? It was a golden opportunity to close borders, suppress civil society and issue decrees left and right (mostly right). Donald Trump in the United...

Viktor Orbán Wants to Be the “Savior” of Hungary

December 17, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Balázs. A landlocked country, Hungary is the 11th most popular tourist destination in Europe, according to the UN World Tourism Organization. Aside from being a well-liked tourism hub, Hungary is...

The Anti-Immigration Government in Hungary

April 24, 2018

Anti-immigration rhetoric is running rampant across the globe, and Hungary’s prime minister is holding one of the many loudspeakers in the conversation. Ahead of a parliamentary poll on April 8, tens of thousands of people attended a rally in Budapest, where Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor...