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Mafia State

Dumbing Down Hungary: An Unraveling Regime Strikes and then Retreats, Again

Jon Van Til | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jon Van Til

Demonstrations will continue in the days ahead, and it will be interesting to see if they are able to attract greater support. The potential remains in Hungary at this moment for a significant shift in power and opinion.

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Strong rule of law nations must urgently address transnational organized crime in the Balkan region's mafia states including Croatia, and, help establish the rule of law and independent judiciary.

The Rise of the Mafia State

Moisés Naím | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

The assumptions that there is nothing new regarding crime and corruption and that these plagues are an inevitable part of the human experience are clouding an important change: the ascent of the mafia state, an old player that has gained renewed potency.