Illiberalism · Hungary



Ishaan Tharoor, “U.S. conservatives yearn for Orban’s Hungary,” Washington Post, August 4, 2021,

Jennifer Rankin, “ECJ dismisses Hungary and Poland’s complaints over rule-of-law measure,” Guardian, February 16, 2022,

Zsuzsanna Szelényi, “How Viktor Orbán Built His Illiberal State,” New Republic, April 5, 2022,

Joseph C. Sternberg, “Hungary Is No Model for Conservatives,” Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2022,

Zack Beauchamp, “Ron DeSantis is following a trail blazed by a Hungarian authoritarian,” Vox, April 28, 2022,

Ishaan Tharoor, “The Orbanization of America: The U.S. right walks in Hungary’s path,” Washington Post, May 17, 2022,

Ishaan Tharoor, “The Orbanization of America: Florida shadows Hungary’s war on LGBTQ rights,” Washington Post, May 18, 2022,

Ishaan Tharoor, “The Orbanization of America: How to capture a democracy,” Washington Post, May 18, 2022,

Ishaan Tharoor, “Orban at CPAC brings the ‘far-right international’ into focus,” Washington Post, August 4, 2022,

Paola Tamma, “Hungary vows to overhaul its judiciary, hoping to unlock EU funds,” Politico, November 7, 2022,

Joseph C. Sternberg, “Orbán and the Collapse of the Trump Intellectuals,” Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2022,

Paola Tamma and Jakob Hanke Vela, “Hungary’s EU cash at risk after European Commission concludes reforms fell short,” Politico, November 23, 2022,

Paola Tamma, “Hungary vetoes Ukraine aid, EU seeks alternative solution,” Politico, December 6, 2022,

Paola Tamma, “Council pushes Commission to think again about Hungary funds-freeze,” Politico, December 7, 2022,

Paola Tamma, “EU strikes deal with Hungary, reducing funding freeze to get Ukraine aid approved,” Politico, December 12, 2022,

Ishaan Tharoor, “Trump’s favorite European leader does Russia’s work in Europe,” Washington Post, September 27, 2023,

Ishaan Tharoor, “Ukraine’s Zelensky and Hungary’s Orban reflect a divided Washington,” Washington Post, December 12, 2023,

Barbara Moens et al., “EU threatens to silence Hungary if it blocks Ukrainian funds,” Politico, January 26, 2024,

Henry Foy, Andy Bounds, and Marton Dunai, “Brussels threatens to hit Hungary’s economy if Viktor Orbán vetoes Ukraine aid,” Financial Times, January 28, 2024,

Marton Dunai and Henry Foy, “Hungary vows to defy EU ‘blackmail’ over Ukraine funding,” Financial Times, January 29, 2024,

Gregorio Sorgi, Barbara Moens, and Elisa Braun, “EU approves €50B Ukraine aid as Viktor Orbán folds,” Politico, February 1, 2024,

Jakob Hanke and Claudia Chiappa, “Brussels vs. Brussels: EU Parliament to sue Commission over Hungary cash,” Politico, March 12, 2024,