Former ICWA fellow and current ICWA executive director Gregory Feifer (Russia, 2000-2002) makes the case that Washington needs to start prioritizing defending the transatlantic alliance, starting in Hungary. The Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has spent this year establishing his so-called ‘illiberal democracy’ at home with the most recent assault on liberalism being the impending closure of Budapest’s Central European University, one of the top-ranked universities in the region, and a symbol of international cooperation.

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