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A Pre-Election Reflection
Hungary and Democratic Decay

Hungary emerged from the collapse of European communism as the poster child for seamless transitions. Today, its future looks more than a little like its pre-communist, authoritarian past.

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“The business of America is business…”
The Corporate Conscience

Should corporations pursue more than profits?

Follow the Money
Citizens United = Russian Money in American Campaigns

A story even bigger than it looks at first glance.

Sincerest Form of Flattery
Plebiscites Masquerading as Elections

Authoritarians’ New Year’s resolution: to have their votes be as close to a Napoleonic plebiscite as they can!

Addendum
All in for Viktor Orbán

A new report from the Senate shines a light on Viktor Orbán’s machinations.

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High Anxiety
What Happened, Indeed

How Putin’s domestic political worries fuel Russian interference in U.S. politics.

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Potemkin Committee Hearing
The Diplomat vs. the Lobbyist

A former U.S. congressman is leveling serious accusations against a U.S. diplomat on behalf of Viktor Orbán.

The Democracy Bureaucracy

President Bush has made the spread of democracy the central strategic goal of U.S. foreign policy. Are we organized to do this?

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