Episode 7: What’s the Matter with Hungary? A conversation with Zselyke Csaky


Transatlantic Working Group Director Susan Corke and host Gregory Feifer discuss the latest Brexit developments, bipartisan Congressional resolutions on Russia, and Hungarian President Viktor Orban’s standoff with the European People’s Party.

Then Zselyke Csaky of Freedom House joins Greg to explain Hungary’s downgrading from “free” to “partly free” in this year’s Freedom in the World Report. Why is the authoritarian Orban popular? Why is the opposition weak? What must Western democracies countries do to discourage democratic backsliding? What is Hungary’s connection to Russia?