13/03/2024

English

Balázs Orbán: Hussar Cut – The Hungarian Strategy for Connectivity

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024. 5:30 PM Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa - 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest

In his latest book, Balázs Orbán, the Political Director of the Hungarian Prime Minister, delves into the shifting dynamics of the present world order. He scrutinizes the risks associated with recent trends toward decoupling and bloc formation, and, as a solution, proposes a strategic masterstroke – the "Hussar Cut: The Hungarian Strategy for Connectivity". With this strategy Hungary aspires to be a key player in its region and, through extensive connections, to mitigate the effects of today’s geopolitical confrontations. For readers seeking a profound understanding of Hungarian politics alongside situational assessments and the reasoning behind pivotal decisions, Balázs Orbán's book is a must-read.

“The Hungarian government cares foremost about Hungarians. If that shocks or offends you, you’re part of the problem and should have no power over other people. If on the other hand it sounds like exactly the sort of country you’d be grateful to live in, read this book.”
Tucker Carlson
Political Commentator

“Anyone who wants to know how the current Hungarian leadership sees the place of its country in the world and anybody who is interested to grasp Budapest’s ’hussar cut’ strategy should read Balázs Orbán’s book.”
Ivan Krastev
Founding Board Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations

“Hungary is assigned an ambitious role in world politics as a middle power maintaining extensive political relations and economic cooperation within and outside of its own natural geopolitical environment.”
Sebastian Kurz
Former Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

“In Hussar Cut, Balázs Orbán eloquently and thoroughly explains Hungary’s national and geopolitical strategy—as well as how the world, especially the West, may learn from its example.”
Kevin D. Roberts
President of The Heritage Foundation

“Balázs Orbán’s message to Hungary and to the world is clear and correct: connect through trade and ideas; don’t build opposing blocs; take pride and guidance in ancient wisdom and culture; look both East and West; and above all, support peace!”
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Professor at Columbia University

Panelists:
-Balázs Orbán,
Political Director of the Hungarian Prime Minister
-Patrick Deneen, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
-Rod Dreher, Director of Network Project, Danube Institute
Moderator: Carlos Roa, Visiting Fellow, Danube Institute

Language: English

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 5.30 PM
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa - 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest
(Entrance: Aranybástya Restaurant)

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