THE CABLE PODCAST: What’s the matter with Hungary?

Transatlantic Working Group Director Susan Corke and host Gregory Feifer start by discussing the latest Brexit developments, Congressional resolutions on Russia and Hungarian President Viktor Orban’s standoff with the European People’s Party group.

Then Zselyke Csaky of Freedom House joins Greg to explain Hungary’s downgrading from “free” to “partly free” in this year’s Freedom in the World Report. Why is the authoritarian Orban popular? Why is the opposition weak? What must Western democracies countries do to discourage democratic backsliding?

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Guest

ZSELYKE CSAKY

Research Director, Europe & Eurasia, Freedom House

 

Host

GREGORY FEIFER

Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

 

 

The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.

 

 

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