Gábor Stier


Foreign policy analyst, Head, Foreign Affairs Desk, Magyar Nemzet, Hungarian conservative daily newspaper (since 2000).

Previous positions: Head, Moscow office, Magyar Nemzet (1995–1997).

Research interests: post-Soviet region and Central Europe; Russia’s development; Russia’s role in the world; relationships within the post-Soviet region; Central Europe caught in between East and West.

Selected publications: The Putin Mystery (2000); collection of reports about Poland after the system change; essays on Russia’s Central-Asian politics – e empire’s revalued backyard, and on the Visegrad countries’ cooperation, and their relationship with Russia – Russia discovers Central Europe once again; What shall we do with Russia?

Laureate of many Hungarian journalist awards and Republic of Poland’s Knight’s Cross for his contribution to strengthening ties between the two countries.


War of Civilizations: Can Terror Be Stopped in Western Europe?
Terror in Western Europe has already become a part of everyday life. Nobody feels safe. This means that the terrorists have reached their main symbolic goal - to sow terror in rich countries of the

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Viktor Orban: De Gaulle’s Hungarian Successor
Viktor Orban is at odds with mainstream but thinks in terms of a strong Europe.

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Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Hungary: Defying the Sanctions
The current relations between Russia and Hungary are about pragmatism and mutually beneficial approaches, not ideology. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s commitment to building closer ties with Russia is

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Can “Putinism” Compete as a Political System?
Mainstream commentators in the West argue that Putin, Orban and Erdogan have created strikingly similar systems built around their personal leadership and open contempt for separation of powers,

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Direct Line with Vladimir Putin: Valdai Club Experts Ask Questions
During Vladimir Putin’s annual Q&A session some members of the Valdai International Discussion Club asked him several questions. How united is the West in its desire to punish Russia? Which EU
Vladimir Putin Tops Person of the Year 2013 List According to the Valdai Club…
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events and people who influenced or changed international affairs The majority of the experts agreed that Vladimir Putin
Valdai Club Experts on Russian Political Trends
Putin, and the conservative advisers he is currently listening to, have yet to show that they realize the scale of the political change that is taking place in Russia. It is generational. It is an
Moldova’s “Frozen Conflict”: Overcoming the Deadlock
The wind of change must be blowing somewhere near Moldova. There have been changes in the leadership of the self-proclaimed Trans-Dniester Republic, which retains its sovereignty thanks largely to

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Presidential Campaign in Russia: Decisive Battles Are Waged in the Streets
The old methods are no longer effective. If Putin wants to take back the initiative, he needs to be more open and audacious. His headquarters realized this almost too late. But now that he has taken

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CIS: Opportunity or burden?
Is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) an opportunity or a burden for the post-Soviet space? Can we speak about a new geopolitical reality or a renewed push for integration in the

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The Tandem Has Fulfilled Its Task
Dmitry Medvedev’s three years as president should be assessed within the framework of the distributive function regarding both internal and external political issues. This tangibly increased room for

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