Thomas O. Melia
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!

news analysis
All in for Viktor Orbán

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

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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