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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a NATO leaders virtual summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

AP Photo/Olivier Matthys

Analysis & Opinions

U.S. Engagement with Hungary: Reshaping NATO’s Collective Alliance

| Feb. 13, 2024

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 disrupted the European security landscape and forced political leaders to reconsider their strategic relationships. Galvanized by Russia’s aggression, NATO is at its strongest point in the 21st century; Hungary remains Russia’s closest ally within the Alliance, however, and is often a thorn in its side. If the U.S. can engage with Hungary, it ultimately enhances NATO's collective strength and cohesion - not solely for the support of Ukraine against Russia’s invasion, but for the enhancement of European security in the coming decades. 

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a monitor of an electronic warfare system

AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

America Is Suffering From a Resolve Gap

| Jan. 30, 2024

Stephen Walt argues that if the world is entering a period of defense dominance—and if the resolve of most states is greatest in their immediate surroundings—then the ability of any country to wield vast and unchallenged global influence will decline. In such a world, the United States will have to pick its battles more carefully than it has in the past.