Mónika Palotai


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Mónika Palotai is a Senior Research Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute, Washington DC previously Visiting Research Fellow at Hudson Institute. She holds a BA degree in Communication and Media at the Budapest Business School, Hungary, a J.D at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Hungary, Sharia Law (LL.M.) at the University of Sharjah, MA degree in International Public Service at the University of Public Service, Hungary. Subsequently, she continued her studies at the Ph.D. program of the Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences as a Hungarian state scholarship holder. She is scheduled to defend her thesis in 2023 autumn on regulatory challenges of private military and security companies. Her articles on various issues of EU law, international law and energy security have been published across Europe and in the US in the Newsweek, The National Interest, Washington Examiner, The Epoch Times, and The American Conservative. Mónika is a mother of two, Benjamin (19) and Noel (13). She is an accomplished equestrian competing in both showjumping and endurance.

U.S.-Poland Nuclear Cooperation

U.S.-Poland Nuclear Cooperation

Shortly before the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, back when Donald Trump was in power, Poland and the United States signed a strategic agreement to cooperate on the development of the former country’s civil nuclear power program.

The European Union after the lockdown

The European Union after the lockdown

The crisis triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has first caused a health and then an economic crisis in the European Union. Restrictions taken to flatten the epidemic curve froze social and economic life in the Member States, causing unprecedented shocks to European markets.

Will the dollar remain an instrument of US international dominance?

Will the dollar remain an instrument of US international dominance?

The US dollar (USD) – one of the world’s most powerful currencies, present in international trade even where the United States is not a party. The US is aware of this, using the dominant position of its currency to build economic power and to fight in the global game of influence.