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'Big, beautiful' walls don't stop migrants in the US or Europe

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Jesus Blasco De Avellaneda/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe....

Emboldened By Trump, Hungary Hardens Draconian Refugee Policies

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

Hungary will soon submit controversial plans to automatically detain asylum seekers to the European Union. Chief government spokesman Zoltán Kovács...

Ukraine: Reflections on the Maidan Revolution, a Voyage to Odessa, Donald Trump, Trans-Atlantic Disarray and Ironies of "Western Modernity"

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Aghast at the rise of Donald Trump and the slow disintegration of the European Union, many Ukrainians may certainly wonder about the legacy of Maidan....

Migrants Battle Freezing Temperatures And Cold Shoulder At Hungarian Border

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

Dozens of Asian, Afghan and Pakistani migrants, some with children, are camping out in makeshift tents in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Cels...

When El Salvador Saved Thousands Of Hungarian Jewish Refugees In World War II

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 12.25.2016 | World
Randy Jurado Ertll

Since El Salvador's bloody 12-year Civil War ended in 1992, we mainly see negative stories focused on the Salvadoran American community living in the ...

The Manufacture Of Hatred: Scapegoating Refugees In Central Europe

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.15.2016 | World

Our in-depth investigation uncovers the anti-refugee propaganda machine that fostered xenophobia in Hungary, derailed the E.U. response to the refugee...

Busted Balloons: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The beaches that line the Gold Coast region in Australia are picturesque, with the blue mosaic colors of the ocean slowly rolling together and crashin...

Are Muslims New "Ersatz Juden" Of Europe?

Mirnes Kovac | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
Mirnes Kovac

It is not strange that in the midst of an intra-European crisis that scapegoats are in high demand. History teaches us that the weakest were always the best candidates for this role. Unfortunately, today this role is reserved for the Muslims of Europe.

Smart City: Better Budapest

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Harpreet Kaur

Smart City is an an urban development mission and concept we hear increasingly as a range of thinkers, technologists, architects, engineers, designers...

9 European Cities You Probably Haven't Visited Yet - But Totally Should | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel

Throw away that cliched European bucket list: we're here to sing the praises of the continent's less-celebrated gems. These 9 cities-on-the-verge offe...

How Hungary and Poland have silenced women and stifled human rights

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Women face an uphill battle to fight for their rights under illiberal regimes. Kacper Pempel/Reuters Andrea Peto, Central European University and Wero...

Hungary's Migrant Referendum Is Invalid, But That Doesn't Make It Any Less Dangerous

Patrick Martin-Genier | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Patrick Martin-Genier

Such a campaign is certainly irresponsible -- even more so because it has been orchestrated by an acting Prime Minister. It represents a serious break with such principles of the European Union as tolerance, democracy, and lack of discrimination.

Large Majority Of Hungarians Reject Migrant Quotas In Vote

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.03.2016 | World

BUDAPEST, Oct 2 (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Hungarians who voted in Sunday’s referendum rejected the European Union’s migrant quotas a...

The Hungarian Referendum: A Defeat for Orbán But Will Anyone Profit?

Cas Mudde | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

It was supposed to be Viktor Orbán's masterstroke: a referendum on the EU quota plan for refugees. Last year he had already laid the groundwork by us...

What Colbert and Springsteen Can Teach the Next President about American Power

András Simonyi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
András Simonyi

Back in the '60s and '70s, American popular culture played an incredibly important role for us in Communist Eastern Europe, turning our heads toward freedom and democracy. Even the most repressive regimes in Russia and East Germany could not put the "Rock and Roll Genie" back into the bottle.

Homeless in Budapest: Limited Nonprofit Support Strives to Address Governmental and Social Indifference

Raluca Besliu | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Head bowed and hunched, the elderly homeless man was rubbing his hands, calloused and swollen from frostbite, to create the illusion of warmth on that...

Nationalist Eastern European Leaders Have A Deeply Troubling Vision For Europe

Roberto Sommella | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Roberto Sommella

Everyone knows that no Syrian wants to live in a country as inhospitable toward immigrants as Hungary is today, yet Orban acts as if they're all vying to be there.

Camerawoman Who Tripped Fleeing Refugee Charged In Hungary

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.08.2016 | World

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian prosecutors filed charges on Wednesday against a camerawoman accused of kicking and tripping migrants fleeing police ne...

US Foreign Policy: A Critical Choice

Donald Blinken | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Donald Blinken

I never experienced a more satisfying meeting between a prominent American and Hungarian leadership in my two previous years as Ambassador. On the way out of the meeting, I turned to Hillary and said, "If you ever get tired of being First Lady, you might consider becoming Secretary of State."

Revisiting Ukraine's Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.

Interview: Zoltan Istvan On Transhumanism And His US Presidential Campaign

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Recently, thinker and writer C. JoyBell C. interviewed me about transhumanism and my growing 2016 US Presidential campaign.

The Age Of Transhumanism Needs The European Union to Succeed

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Science will do better with a unified Europe Scientific innovation doesn't just happen on its own. It takes stable economies, free societies, and ope...

How I Got There: Peter Balazs

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Photo: AFP Peter Balazs is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and the former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He currently h...

How two Hungarian and Austrian social media platforms for refugees became successful nonprofits

Raluca Besliu | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Raluca Besliu

When the trains arrived at Keleti Train Station in Budapest during the summer and fall of 2015, bringing the often exhausted and scared refugees and m...

A Danube View of the Upcoming American Election

Jon Van Til | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Jon Van Til

It was our regular coffee house meeting in Budapest, this time over lunch at Angelika. Beyond our table, the Danube flowed on uncomplainingly.