Media Tip Sheet: Slovakia’s Prime Minister in Critical Condition

May 15, 2024

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times on Wednesday after a political event in an attempted assassination. The Associated Press reported that “The pro-Russian leader, 59, was reported to be fighting for his life after being hit in the stomach. At least four shots were fired outside a cultural center in the town of Handlova”

For more context please consider Hugh L. Agnew, Professor of History and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Professor Agnew is an expert in the history of Eastern Europe, history of Czech Republic and Nationalism. Previously Agnew served as an associate dean, senior associate dean, and interim dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Agnew can provide historical background and nuance to the contemporary situation.

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