Post Tagged with: "American Foreign Policy"

David Cornstein

White House leak? According to the Orbán government David Cornstein is the new US Ambassador

There was no announcement in Washington DC, nothing from the White House nor from the State Department; no news of an ambassadorial appointment. Yet, Budapest based pro-government Hungarian daily Magyar Idők has announced that President Donald Trump will send businessman David Cornstein to Budapest as the next US Ambassador. According to the paper they received this information from well-connected Hungarian […]

by · January 20, 2018 · Politics
Susan Hutchison at the Hungarian embassy in Washington DC

Washington state GOP leader Hutchison is a possible candidate for Ambassador to Hungary

In February, the Hungarian Lobby, an on-line Hungarian American group run by Béla Lipták published a letter from 33-year-old Allison Pataki, the daughter of ex-Governor George Pataki. Lipták thought that Allison could make a viable candidate to serve as Trump’s future Ambassador to Hungary. Allison responded that she was „honored and humbled. Unfortunately at this time in my life with […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Politics
Washington more concerned about Orbán’s pro-Russian politics than his authoritarianism

Washington more concerned about Orbán’s pro-Russian politics than his authoritarianism

István Dobozi, a foreign policy adviser and a former senior economist with the World Bank, wrote a piece for the conservative Magyar Nemzet daily, in which he argued that under President Donald Trump, bilateral relations between Hungary and the United States have only improved ever so slightly, compared to its low point under the Obama administration. However, he added that […]

by · November 29, 2017 · Politics
J. D. Gordon is one of the critical "players" in the Manafort investigation

J.D. Gordon, Paul Behrends, Hungary and the Russian connection

There is a suspicion that the Orbán government played a role in building a “bridge” between Russian President Putin and President elect Trump. At this point, we don’t know whether this “bridge building” effort is significant enough to register on the radar screen of the ongoing US Congressional and Senate investigations in Washington DC. According to the European Council on […]

by · August 12, 2017 · Politics
(from left to right) Mr. Kristóf Altusz, Hungarian State Secretary, Ambassador Szemerkényi, Rep. Blackburn and her husband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s pro-Iranian Hungarian friends

Republican Congresswoman from Tennessee Marsha Blackburn is pleased with President Trump’s executive order to bar Syrian refugees and block citizens of seven countries, among them Iran, from entering the US. Rep. Blackburn considers Iran an enemy of the United States and two years ago she expressed strong concerns over Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. She wrote that the Iranians were […]

by · February 1, 2017 · Politics
The Atlantic Council’s map of Putin friendly political parties in Europe.

Orbán’s Hungary – The Kremlin’s Trojan Horse

In an interesting turn in the saga of the 2016 US presidential election, President Barack Obama has requested an intelligence report on suspected hacking that took place before the election. The CIA believes that Russia intervened to help Donald Trump win and Obama has ordered the intelligence agencies to review cyberattacks and other foreign intervention. Email accounts of Democratic National […]

by · December 11, 2016 · Politics
Did Trump really invite pro-China, pro-Putin Orbán to the White House?

Did Trump really invite pro-China, pro-Putin Orbán to the White House?

Viktor Orbán is one of the first European leader to secure an invitation to the Trump White House. At least this is what Mr. Orbán says. The Hungarian Prime Minister is known for making grandiose statements and organize publicity stunts. Now Mr. Orbán says that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump invited him to Washington. The interview was published by small Hungarian […]

by · November 26, 2016 · Politics
Hillary Clinton

Hungarian Free Press – Hillary Clinton is our choice

On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans – among them 1.5 million with Hungarian roots – will go to the polls to elect the next president of the United States. Secretary Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and she is the most qualified candidate. Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins both will present challenges for relations with America’s European Union […]

by · November 7, 2016 · Politics
Mr. István Simicskó, Hungarian Defense Minister greets US NATO soldiers at Pápa Air Base with US Ambassador Ms. Colleen Bell.

Hungary’s doubletalk: Simicskó welcomes NATO troops, Szijjártó would send them home

Over the last couple of weeks United States F-16 fighter planes and several hundred US National Guard Airmen have been deployed at the Pápa airbase in Hungary in conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve, the largest and most complicated air integration mission in the region since the end of the Balkan operations. (Read more about it here.) The US Department of […]

by · August 5, 2016 · Politics
Mr. Koszorus (left) with Republican Congressman Chris Smith who compared Viktor Orbán to President Ronald Reagan.

Open letter attacks US Ambassador Colleen Bell

Last October US Ambassador Colleen Bell was invited to speak at Budapest Corvinus University on the topic of US-Hungarian relations. Her speech didn’t go down well with Mr. Frank Koszorus, Jr. In his “open letter” Mr. Koszorus calls the speech “unwarranted and unproductive lecturing,” which may “humiliate and alienate many democratic-minded Hungarians.” He described Ambassador Bell’s “double standard” and concludes […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Diaspora