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Is the West Loosing the Information War?
Past Events / Videos
A seminar with Elisabeth Robson, Iain Elliot, and Peter Pomerantsev held on 14th May 2014.

Next year the Russian government will spend $1.4 billion (£866m) on international propaganda – more than on unemployment benefit. In January, Russia Today launches a Spanish service aimed at Latin America, a region of growing Kremlin geopolitical interest. RT already broadcasts in Arabic. A 24-hour English-language TV channel is planned to soften Kremlin's image and win over English-speaking viewers. The Kremlin has trebled the budgets for its main state news agencies, Ria Novosti and ITAR-Tass, despite Russia's deep economic crisis, and revived the Soviet-era radio station Voice of Russia.China has similarly demonstrated its intention to become an internationally leading player in the fields of information and cyber warfare.

Meanwhile, US funding on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been cut back and the BBC’s Russian service has been reduced. Despite its declared faith in the effectiveness of soft power, the EU spends remarkably little on promoting democratic values.

These trends were examined at a seminar at the Danube Institute on 14th May 2014. Leading the discussion has been Dr Elisabeth Robson, former head of the BBC Russian Service, Dr Iain Elliot, former Associate Director of Radio Liberty and editor of the Soviet Analyst, and Peter Pomerantsev, a journalist and documentary film maker.

Video: Reflections on the Revolution in France


Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Ulla Terkelsen and Eszter Petronella Soós on the political situation in France.

Jobb elnök lennél, mint Trump?

Past Events

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George Friedman on The Future of the Transatlantic Alliance


Keynote lecture of George Friedman (Chairman and Founder, Geopolitical Futures).

Brexit - Where To Go From Here?

Past Events

The clock is ticking. An event of International Diplomatic Student Association.

Fateful Years: the memoir of Vilmos Nagybaczoni Nagy

Past Events

The introduction of the first English edition with György Schöpflin, John O'Sullivan and Sándor Szakály.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Past Events

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Ulla Terkelsen and Eszter Petronella Soós will comment on the political situation in France which includes several months of rioting throughout the country by the Yellow Vests

Mid-Trump: a lecture by Byron York (video)


A lectury by Byron York on the American politics in 2018.

Reinvigorating U.S.–Central European relations

Past Events

A conference on the Trump Administration’s perspective with James Jay Carafano (The Heritage Foundation).

Hungary in the new era of rising China

Past Events

What does the rise of China and Beijing's new narrative mean for countries like Hungary?

Trump and America's Human Rights Diplomacy - Video


A lecture by Michael Horowitz.


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