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Hungary Election: War in Ukraine Provokes Passive Voters

Read: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Affect the Balkans? Divergence with the West Since Orbán reclaimed power in 2010, the EU has accused Hungary of democratic backsliding varying from undermining press freedom and the education system to eroding judicial independence, which are among the opposition’s campaign talking points.

Normalizing with the Assad regime, Different Approaches at Different Levels

Read: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Affect the Balkans? The UAE and Jordan, on the other hand, were on the opposite side and supported the Syrian opposition to varying degrees, but after the Russian intervention in 2015, the situation on the ground had changed, which, along with other factors such as the UAE's attempt to counter Turkey and contain Iran with a different approach in Syria, led to a change in the countries' priorities in their foreign policy toward Syria.