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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Are broad coalitions really the best way to overthrow authoritarian populists?

April 12, 2022

The Hungarian election has dealt a big blow to the once confident hope that broad opposition pre-electoral coalitions are the best way to remove entrenched authoritarian populists from power.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Victorious at home, Orban faces deeper isolation abroad

April 5, 2022

The EU is not likely to back down on the Hungarian authoritarian leader's violations of EU values, and his alliance with Putin will continue to put the frayed relationship under strain.

VISEGRAD BLOG: V4 turns into V1 as Hungary’s Orban is left isolated over stance towards Putin

March 30, 2022

Putin's closest ally in the EU can no longer use the Visegrad Group as a megaphone for his own diplomacy.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Nato rethinks the security of its Eastern Flank

March 3, 2022

We may be witnessing the construction of a new Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, though this time the former Warsaw Pact states of Central Europe will be on the western side.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Zeman tries to show he is still in charge of Czech foreign policy

November 30, 2021

The Czech president is threatening to veto the appointment of the new foreign minister, who wants to return to Vaclav Havel's focus on promoting human rights.