Globsec Trends 2021
"The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy had common Foreign-, Defense- and Finance Ministries. It is frustrating that European integration is not there yet 150 years later."
"The precondition of a common EU foreign policy is that each European citizen could identify themselves with it."
“Huawei is such a large national security threat that is simply not offset by the low price of its 5G network”
The Kremlin’s Financial Octopus in Hungary – The International Investment Bank and Strategic Power Projection in Central-Eastern Europe
Russian influence in Hungary: The case of Paks 2 and the Kremlin’s influence – seeking efforts through nuclear energy
The European Parliament would strike against Putin, but some member states remain reluctant
Political Capital's Flash Report
The EU-China trade agreement is ‘unacceptable’ in its current form
Interview with Attila Ara-Kovács
Information bubbles and ideological proximities on Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Facebook
Foreign Authoritarian Influence in the Western Balkans
Research on the nature and the degree of authoritarian influence in the Western Balkan region
Authoritarian shadows in the European Union
Influence of authoritarian third countries on EU institutions
Anne Applebaum on the Post-Pandemic Global Order
A conversation about the pandemic's impact on the democratic world, and the myth that authoritarian states managed to better deal with the consequences of the crisis.
Quarantine podcasts, Bologna Edition – a discussion with Erik Jones on Italian and EU politics
A podcast about the political and economic situation in Italy, policy responses to the corona crisis, the future of the European integration. Guest: Erik Jones
Defending critical communication infrastructures against bot and troll armies in Central-Eastern Europe
Russian Disinformation and Putin’s “Postmodern Dictatorship”
A discussion with Peter Pomerantsev
European Parliament: the primary source of immunity to foreign authoritarian influence?
There is a vast majority in the EP for pushing back against authoritarian regimes and their efforts to corrupt democracies throughout the world
Doors Wide Shut
Russian, Chinese and Turkish authoritarian influence in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Erdogan’s visit to Budapest: another symbolic meeting
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Budapest on 7 November.
Decisions on electoral interference EP: bad and good news for Russia
On 10 October, the European Parliament approved a resolution condemning foreign electoral interference and disinformation in democratic processes with a vast majority. The result of the vote on text, similarly to previous cases, shows that the Kremlin has nowhere near enough friends in the EP to inf
Investigating Russia’s role and the Kremlin’s interference in the 2019 EP elections
A study by Political Capital and its research partners
Russian attempts to meddle in the 2019 EP elections
This research project aims to identify the main narratives spread by official Kremlin mouthpieces and local pro-Kremlin media, focusing on how Russia-related issues and EU institutions are depicted
Russian sharp power in CEE
Political Capital partnered up with Czech and Slovak experts to gain a better understanding of Russian soft and sharp power in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Collusion or Homegrown Collaboration?
A study on the connections between German Far Right and Russia
Mystification and Demystification of Putin’s Russia - Research Summary
Summary of Political Capital's research on how the Hungarian society perceives the Russian Federation’s power potential
The Russian International Investment Bank is moving to Budapest
The Hungarian National Assembly approved the law on the International Investment Bank’s move to Budapest on 5 March 2019.
Mystification and Demystification of Vladimir Putin’s Russia - Summary of the conference
Summary of the conference where Political Capital introduced the results of the research „Mystification and Demystification of Vladimir Putin’s Russia”.
Mystification and Demystification of Vladimir Putin’s Russia
Political Capital's conference
Russia in Hungarian public opinion
A chapter of Tárki's Social Report 2019 written by Péter Krekó
How to fight disinformation?
Political Capital’s study explains how Russian disinformation works and the security threats it poses.
Orbán showcased himself as a mediator between the East and the West in his meeting with Putin in Moscow
Political Capital's Flash Report
Counter-propaganda does not work
Our interview with Dr. Ylja Yablokov about his upcoming book, entitled Fortress Russia – Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia.
Does Russia interfere in Czech, Austrian and Hungarian elections?
Our analysis sums up the Kremlin’s meddling possibilities in the CEE region
Putin in Hungary: Strategic negotiations dressed up as sports diplomacy
Flash Report on Putin’s visit.
The activity of pro-Russian extremist groups in Central-Eastern Europe
The year-long regional research project commissioned by Political Capital, covering Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland focuses mainly on the violent ramifications of Russia’s regional influence.
How vulnerable are the Visegrad four societies to subversive foreign influence?
Russia and Europe are facing a civilizational divorce
Our interview with Jānis Bērziņš, the director of the Center for Security and Strategic Research in Riga.
Orbán continues to follow Putin’s path
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on 2 February to Budapest indicates there is a strategic alliance between the two sides, which aims to strengthen „internal opposition” within the European Union trying to cancel sanctions against Russia and weaken European integration.
Populism and Russian influence in Europe
The joint study of the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute and Political Capital examined the driving forces behind European populism and Russian influence exerted on the main political forces.
Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe
V4 countries are among the main targets of the Kremlin's disinformation campaigns. To demonstrate this, Political Capital, Globsec Policy Institute and the European Values Think Tank launched the bi-weekly Kremlin Watch, which brings the public's attention to Russian propaganda.
Far-right murder of Hungarian police officer: pro-Russian radicalization in the CEE
The recent murder of a Hungarian police officer by a far-right paramilitary leader in Hungary shed light on the continuing radicalization and destabilization of the region by Russia.
Russia and the European Far Left
While populist radical right parties in Europe and their connections to Russia are frequently discussed, much less attention is dedicated to the radical left side of the spectrum. This study tries to fill this gap by providing an overview of the political successes of radical left parties.
The Weaponization of Culture: Kremlin’s traditional agenda and the export of values to Central Europe
Political Capital’s most recent study explores the topic of Russian soft power in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria.
What the V4 is not unified in: the relationship with Russia
The Prague summit of the leaders of the Visegrad countries on 15 February and the meeting of the European Council on the 18-19 put the coordinated stance of the V4-group into the spotlight again.
The Kremlin connections of the European far-right
Political Capital Institute has decided to launch a series of publications in order to analyze the pro-Russian standpoint and behavior of far-right actors in various member states more deeply. The first four elements of the series deal with Hungary, Slovakia, France and Greece.
"I am Eurasian" - The Kremlin connections of the Hungarian far-right
Political Capital's study on Kremlin's connections to the Hungarian far-right.