With a close election looming in Hungary, prime minister Viktor Orbán faces a tough challenge. Thomas Lorman discusses Hungary’s ambiguous loyalty to Ukraine and Orbán’s tightrope walk between Brussels and Moscow. Continue reading Hungarian election: for Viktor Orbán, Ukraine is close but the elections are closer
Ben Noble, Associate Professor of Russian Politics at UCL SSEES, explores the level to which Russians oppose the war on Ukraine and the Russian state’s capacity to control the narrative. Continue reading Ukraine: Russian opposition to the invasion is giving Putin cause for alarm
orizon Worlds, Facebook’s new virtual reality platform is about to be launched globally. In light of his research into content shared by Greek far-right extremists on social media, Georgios Samaras considers the opportunities Horizon Worlds will present for extremist groups and disinformation. Continue reading Far-Right Extremism on Metaverse: What will it look like?
Much of the acrimonious debate on Brexit of the past few years played out on Twitter. But the sheer volume of Tweets on the subject, and the oft-cited ‘echo chamber’ phenomenon make it difficult to gauge what this conversation looked like. What kind of messages were prominent on Twitter? Which side of the Brexit debate was strongest? How did this change over time? How were Theresa May and Boris Johnson judged in their tenure as prime minister? Continue reading Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?
Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, discusses the past, present and future of Parliament’s role in Brexit. This article is a chapter from the Brexit and Beyond Report published by UK in a Changing Europe. Continue reading Brexit and Beyond Report: Parliament