is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Hungary in the Cold War - Between the Soviet Union and the United States, 1945-1956, CEU Press, 2004.
US-Hungarian relations 1942-1989
Between 1941 and 1989, Hungary's hand-tied politicians were at the mercy of the Great Powers and their struggle for hegemony in Europe. A study of US diplomatic documents shows the extent to which realpolitik determined US policy on Hungarian national independence. [more]
1989 and its international context
Documents recently released from the Hungarian archives reveal how western leaders, without exception, deferred to the Soviet Union in 1989. The threat of regional chaos meant overwhelming support for preserving the status quo as events unfolded. [more]