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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.

A Syrian Refugee Runs One Of Hungary's Trendiest Barbershops

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

One refugee's precise beard-trimming skills have made him a fixture among the barbers of Budapest. After fleeing Syria eight years ago, Ibrahim Haji M...

Bone Fragment Of Murdered Archbishop Of Canterbury Returns Home

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion

A fragment of bone belonging to the murdered archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, has returned to England from Hungary for the first time in 800 y...

Post Obama's Summit With the Nordics -- What Next?

András Simonyi | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
András Simonyi

Last week saw an extraordinary event in Washington; a rare sight, the smiling leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and a smiling Obama.

#TalkToMe: Futurist Zoltan Istvan Interviews His Aging Father

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Zoltan Istvan

My mother and father illegally left communist Hungary in 1969 and came to America to start their lives afresh. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans living under the oppressive Soviet Union regime, my father wanted a better life. In America, he found what he was looking for and prospered.

From Baths to Ruin Pubs in Budapest

Josh Ferry Woodard | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Josh Ferry Woodard

Budapest is a majestic city; brilliant like an expertly cut diamond and just as edgy. There is as much enjoyment to be found visiting the city's cond...

Populists on the March Worldwide: Seven Steps to Keep Donald Trump and European Nationalists Out of Power

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

No one knows when the latest populist political wave will break. Maybe not before Donald Trump is elected president in America. The best way to reduce that possibility, however, and the influence of populist parties in Europe, is to respond to the concerns animating the angry middle.

Taking on Poland's Identity Crisis

Melissa Hooper | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Melissa Hooper

Last week, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, was in Poland meeting with civil society and government le...

Budapest Travel for Couples: Music, Romance, Restaurants and Wine

David Code | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
David Code

A dinner party. When arriving in a new country, who wouldn't love to be invited to a dinner party with locals?

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Budapest, Hungary on a Budget

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 02.19.2016 | Travel
Jacquelin Carnegie

There are lots of affordable ways to enjoy this city, which in case you didn't know, is divided in two by the Danube river -- hilly, more-residential Buda on one side and Pest, where all the action is, on the other.

The Astonishing New World Of Medical Tourism

Columbia Global Reports | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

This is an excerpt from OUTPATIENTS: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism. Read our Q&A with author Sasha Issenberg here. The Tokushukai Medic...

Why People Are Traveling Around The World To See A Doctor

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

You've likely heard of medical tourism -- when individuals travel abroad to obtain health care they find too costly or delayed at home. What you might...

EU Fences of Disunity

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.

Talking Points in an Illiberal Democracy

Jon Van Til | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Jon Van Til

As an American, I have lived under illiberal democratic governance in Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia, but never have I experienced an organizational tool as far-reaching and destructive of civic life as the "mafia state" of Viktor Orban as it currently exists in Hungary.

Hungary's Autocratic Regime and Society's Third Sector

Jon Van Til | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Jon Van Til

The prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, established himself as a youthful orator when he joined with the emerging political elite of his society ...

Director László Nemes on his Searing Holocaust Film "Son of Saul"

Nell Minow | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

First-time director László Nemes co-wrote and directed "Son of Saul," a critically acclaimed film about Saul, a Hungarian prisoner in an unnamed Naz...

Son of Saul

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a dimly lit room naked people are herded towards a chamber. There are murmurs, moans and stifled cries for help. The door shuts. A gaseous odor fil...

Sugars Added to 68 Percent of Foods: Here's How to Slash It

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The proposed label changes were up for public comment until the end of October, and the final decision will be out soon. If it passes, already motivated people will have a chance at making better-informed sugar choices.

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?

How The Refugee Crisis Is Fueling The Rise Of Europe's Right

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

Poland elected one of Europe's most right-wing parliaments this weekend, kicking out the long ruling centrists and handing the conservative Law and Ju...