Publications

Jul 26, 2017 / Nicolò Fasola

Zapad 2017: How should the West respond?

Russia’s next wargames do not mean war is coming

Global Security, NATO, Russia

Jul 26, 2017 / Ezy Sassoon

Russia’s Nuclear Brinkmanship

NATO's response must consider both military and political dimensions of Russia's renewed nuclear assertiveness

Global Security, Nuclear, NATO, Russia

Jul 26, 2017 / Luboš Fendrych

Deterrence or Resilience?

NATO´s Defence Posture to Russia after the Warsaw Summit

Global Security, NATO, Russia, Europe, Hybrid Warfare

Jul 26, 2017 / Michal Šimečka

NATO's Eastern Promises?

Demands for permanent deployment of NATO troops on the Alliance’s Eastern Flank risk divisions at a time when political unity is at a premium.

Global Security, NATO, Russia, V4, Europe

Apr 25, 2017 / Tomáš Čižik (ed.)

Information Warfare - New Security Challenge for Europe

The idea of writing this book was influenced by the fact that since March 2014 European and Eastern European countries are facing a massive onslaught of Russian information warfare, whose main goal is to undermine the trust of citizens in the political el

Hybrid Warfare, Propaganda/Disinform, Europe, V4, Media, Democracy, EU, Russia, NATO

Apr 07, 2017 / Veronika Bílková

Where Two Are Fighting, the Third Has to Adjudicate – Ukraine and the Russian Federation at the International Court of Justice

The first hearing in the dispute between Ukraine and the Russian Federation was held at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague on 6th-9th March 2017. The hearing did not relate to the substance of the dispute, but to the request by Ukraine

Russia, Ukraine, Europe

Apr 03, 2017 / Mark Galeotti

A European Response to Russian Intelligence Activity

Russian spies do not simply gather information, but seek directly to undermine European solidarity, and require a response to match.

NATO, Russia, EU, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Europe, Propaganda/Disinform, Hybrid Warfare

Mar 21, 2017 / János T. Barabás

Information Warfare in Hungary

According to the US Department of Defense the traditional way of resolving conflicts, especially by military means becomes less and less viable due to social, economic, and information related developments. Non-state actors now have access to inexpensive

Hungary, Media, V4, Propaganda/Disinform, Russia

Mar 15, 2017 / Institute of World Policy

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Audit. Recommendations for Foreign Policy Strategy

The report with the recommendations for Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Strategy

USA, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Mar 10, 2017 / Tomasz Smura, Head of the Research Office at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Russian Anti-Access Area Denial (A2AD) capabilities – implications for NATO

Russia has been increasingly using the A2AD measures. The goal of this concept is to prevent an opponent from entering into theater (Anti-Access) by means of long-range weapons, and deprive him of freedom of action in this theater (Area-Denial) by means o

Russia, NATO, USA, Nuclear

Mar 03, 2017 / Anna Bulakh

Russia Sends A New Message On Its Plans for the Donbas. Are We Ready to Listen?

Russia’s recent decision to grant official recognition of civil documents issued in the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Luhansk and Donetsk (LNR and DNR) starting from February 18, 2017 is incompatible with the Kremlin’s official denial of its direc

Hybrid Warfare, Europe, Ukraine, EU, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Mar 03, 2017 / Maxime Lebrune

"There Is Massive Uncertainty": The 2017 Munich Security Conference (MSC) amid Unprecedented Volatility

These opening remarks at the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) by conference chairman Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger set the tone of the event by spelling out the gravity of the situation. Indeed, it has become hard to predict the evolution of American

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

Jan 16, 2017 / Martin Michelot

Embedding NATO into the European Union Global Strategy: the missing link?

The new issue of the Brussels Monitor series by Martin Michelot deals with EU-NATO cooperation in the context of the European Union Global Strategy.

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Jan 16, 2017 / Martin Michelot

Solidarity Under Stress in the Transatlantic Realm

Martin Michelot is co-author of policy paper which is part of entire series developed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The series focuses on current challenges of transatlantic cooperation.

USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Jan 16, 2017 / Věra Říháčková

Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy is one of the authors of the document commissioned by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung offices in Prague and Warsaw about the differing reactions of individual Visegrad countries on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.

Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe, Hybrid Warfare

Jan 16, 2017 / Matthieu Crévecoeur

Another challenge for Europe: Fighting irregular warfare & exploitation of the NSAs

Europe, specifically the European Union, is now facing more pressing challenges than ever. Read a blog by Matthieu Crévecoeur in which he emphasizes the importance of staying united on both domestic and European level.

Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe, Hybrid Warfare

Jan 16, 2017 / Matthieu Crévecoeur

French foreign policy has to be reconsidered

In the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks, French president Francois Hollande decided to intensify the French military operations to a level politically and financially unbearable in the long term.

Russia, EU, Syria, Ukraine, Europe, Migration

Dec 08, 2016 / Miroslav Tůma

Can the Necessary International Legal Framework to Achieve a Nuclear-WeaponFree World Be Reached?

Can the Necessary International Legal Framework to Achieve a Nuclear-WeaponFree World Be Reached? The answer to this question can, to a certain extent, be found in the significant resolution of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security C

United Nations, Russia, USA, Nuclear, Global Security, Energy Security

Nov 11, 2016 / Lucius Klobučník

What Are the Main Legal Issues Raised by Space Mining?

This paper purports to answer challenging questions of legal issues connected with mining in outer space. It addresses the problem of technical feasibility of a mining venture in outer space and tries to analyze international space law applicable to such

United Nations, Russia, USA, Space Security

Oct 30, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Sprūds, Diāna Potjomkina

Coping with Complexity in the Euro-Atlantic Community and Beyond: Rīga Conference Papers 2016

This Riga Conference companion volume offers reflections on the complex developments and future of the broader Trans-Atlantic area.

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Media, Europe, Great Britain, Propaganda/Disinform, Hybrid Warfare

Sep 22, 2016 / Ed. by Peter Jančárik, Adam Reichardt, Roman Shutov, Ivana Smoleňová

Summary of Closed-Door Roundtables on "Countering Pro-Russian Disinformation"

This paper is a summary of a series of closed-door expert roundtables of the event "Countering Pro-Russian Disinformation: Current Challenges and the Way Forward" that took place in Prague on May 31, 2016.

Europe, V4, Media, Ukraine, Russia

Sep 17, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Sprūds, Diāna Potjomkina

Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2016: Building Bridges for Euro-Atlantic Security

This is a follow-up publication to the annual Riga Dialogue conference that endeavours to reflect the recognisable diversity of perceptions and interests among a variety of stakeholders in the Euro-Atlantic area, and offer insights for increasing mutual t

Global Security, Nuclear, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Aug 26, 2016 / Ed. by Aldis Austers, Ilvija Bruge, Andris Spruds

Dilemmas of Europeanisation: Political Choices and Economic Transformations in the Eastern Partnership Countries

This book provides theoretical and practical insights of the Europeanisation transformations taking place in the Eastern Partnership countries and discusses how the economic ties between the EU and the partners affect these transformations.

Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Jul 15, 2016 / Marek Menkiszak, Piotr Żochowski

Russia’s reaction to the NATO summit in Warsaw

Political reactions from Russia have so far been negative, if rather moderate.

Russia, NATO, Global Security

Jul 01, 2016 / Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia on Brexit: calculating the benefits

The official Russian reactions to Brexit have been cautious in assessments and sober in tone, while the reactions in the media, reflecting the mood in the Russian political establishment, have been close to euphoric.

EU, Russia

May 26, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Spruds, Diana Potjomkina

Latvia and the United States: Revisiting the Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment

Thorough reassessment of and recommendations for the Latvia-US strategic partnership

Energy Security, Global Security, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Media, Education, Europe

Apr 29, 2016 / Alena Kudzko

Russia Watch: March 2016

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia

Russia

Apr 28, 2016 / Filip Tuček

Russia`s military resurgence and implications for the NATO alliance

The assessment of Russia’s military achievements and limitations to make optimal policy decisions

Russia, NATO

Apr 28, 2016 / Milan Šuplata, Péter Krekó, Jakub Janda, Adam Petrikovič, Lóránt Győri, ​Veronika Víchová

Information War Monitor for Central Europe: March 2016

CEPI`s March Information War Monitor elaborates on this month`s relevant topics elaborated on by the pro-Kremlin propaganda machine

V4, Russia

Apr 27, 2016 / Eastern Europe Studies Centre

EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security

Report of the International Security Experts Conference “EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security” held on March 2-4, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, provides recommendations for the ongoing debate on the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and

Global Security, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Apr 18, 2016 / Monika Zborowska, analyst of the ‘Economy and Energy’ program of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Nord Stream II – implications for the EU energy policy

The project aims to strengthen Russia’s position as a major supplier of energy to EU countries, and brings with it a great deal of economic and geopolitical consequences for Europe.

Europe, V4, Poland, Russia, Oil and Gas, Economic Security, Energy Security

Mar 31, 2016 / Helga Kalm, Jüri Luik, Anna Bulakh, Piret Pernik, Henrik Praks

The European Union Global Strategy: How Best to Adapt to New Challenges?

ICDS research fellows provide recommentation for the new EU Global Strategy.

Migration, Europe, Asia, Africa, Democracy, Ukraine, Syria, Middle East, EU, Russia, Global Security

Feb 23, 2016 / Rafał Ciastoń, Col. (Ret.) Jerzy Gruszczyński, Rafał Lipka, Col. (Ret.) dr hab. Adam Radomyski, Tomasz Smura

The future of the Air Forces and air defence units of Poland’s Armed Forces

This report takes a closer look at Poland’s air defence system, one of the cornerstones of state defence and security in general.

Global Security, NATO, Russia, Poland, Europe

Feb 22, 2016 / Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes, Andris Sprūds, Toms Rostoks, Kristīne Bērziņa, Alyson Bailes, Margrét Cela, Katla Kjartansdóttir, Kristinn Schram, Lassi Heininen, Piotr Kościński, Wojciech Lorenz, Lidia Puka, Stefan Steinicke, Steffen Weber, Mārtiņš Vargulis,

PERCEPTIONS AND STRATEGIES OF ARCTICNESS IN SUB-ARCTIC EUROPE

The Arctic is on the rise. Despite the recent events in Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea that have shaken the Euro-Atlantic security architecture, there is no denying that, even if temporarily sidelined, the importance of the High North in glo

Global Security, Water, USA, NATO, Russia, EU

Feb 19, 2016 / Andris Sprūds, Viljar Veebel, Kārlis Bukovskis, Aldis Austers, Imants Lieģis, Raimonds Rublovskis, Mārtiņš Vargulis, Diāna Potjomkina, Anna Beitāne, Mārtiņš Daugulis

LATVIAN FOREIGN POLICY YEARBOOK 2013

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs launches its first annual Foreign Policy Yearbook to address the issue of continuity and change in Latvia’s foreign policy. Although this analytic endeavour brings together authors with a diversity of backgro

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Feb 19, 2016 / Māris Andžāns, Andrei A. Kazantsev, Diāna Potjomkina, Heidi Reisinger, Gulshan Sachdeva, Zaur Shiriyev, Andris Sprūds, S. Frederick Starr, Farkhod Tolipov, Guli I. Yuldasheva

NORTHERN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK: REDEFINING PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN NATO AND BEYOND (PART II)

The aim of this publication is to analyze, raise awareness of and provide recommendations regarding the impact of the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) on NATO in general and Latvia in particular. The approach chosen by the LIIA is a broad one, taking

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Feb 19, 2016 / Māris Andžāns, Andrei A. Kazantsev, Diāna Potjomkina, Heidi Reisinger, Gulshan Sachdeva, Zaur Shiriyev, Andris Sprūds, S. Frederick Starr, Farkhod Tolipov, Guli I. Yuldasheva

NORTHERN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK: REDEFINING PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN NATO AND BEYOND (PART I)

The aim of this publication is to analyze, raise awareness of and provide recommendations regarding the impact of the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) on NATO in general and Latvia in particular. The approach chosen by the LIIA is a broad one...

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Feb 18, 2016 / Andrei Yeliseyeu

Latvian Visa-Free Border Zones with Russia and Belarus: What are They and Why

After the launch of the local border traffic (LBT) regime with Russia in June 2013, Latvia became the second EU country, after Poland, that has effective LBT agreements with two neighboring countries. A number of the EU countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Roman

Russia, EU, Europe, Migration

Feb 18, 2016 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (1/2016)

PCTR Newsletter

Energy Security, Economic Security, Nuclear, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Syria, Ukraine, Israel, Europe, Migration

Feb 10, 2016 / Alena Kudzko

Russia Watch: January 2016

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia: January 2016

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4

Feb 10, 2016 / Milan Šuplata, Péter Krekó, Jakub Janda, Lóránt Győri.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: December 2015

Information war monitor for Central Europe: December 2015

NATO, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Syria, V4, Europe, Migration

Feb 01, 2016 / Tomasz Otłowski

Geopolitical aspects of the Paris terrorist attacks

The attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015 will contribute to major changes in the socio-political climate in the European Union and affect the future of the European integration process.

Global Security, NATO, Russia, Middle East, Syria, Europe

Jan 28, 2016 / Marcin Kaczmarski

China on Russia’s intervention in Syria

China has reacted positively to Russia’s military intervention in Syria.

Syria, Russia

Jan 21, 2016 / Andrej Chovan

Slovak foreign policy thinking in the run-up to the EU Council Presidency

The “Trends of Visegrad Foreign Policy” project provides a chance to examine the perceptions of Slovak policy makers and researchers and compare them with those of their Czech, Polish and Hungarian counterparts.

V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, Russia, Energy Security

Jan 21, 2016 / Alena Kudzko

Russia Watch: December 2015

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia: December 2015

Russia, Syria

Jan 21, 2016 / Gabriela Mikušová

Ukraine Watch: December 2015

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Ukraine: December 2015

USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine

Jan 21, 2016 / Wojciech Górecki, Wojciech Konończuk

Russia activates the talks on the Donbass

Since the end of 2015, talks and contacts between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the USA on the conflict in the Donbass have become more intensive.

Ukraine, Russia, USA

Jan 19, 2016 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (12/2015)

PCTR Newsletter

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Poland, Syria, Ukraine, Democracy, Media, V4, Europe, Afghanistan

Jan 19, 2016 / Ed. by Andris Sprūds, Ilvija Bruģe

Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2016

Comprehensive review of Latvian foreign and security policy in 2015 and recommendations for 2016

Cyber Security, Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Syria, Ukraine, Media, Asia, Europe

Dec 18, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (11/2015)

The PCTR offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter. A summary of important news in the field of transatlantic relations is included.

Cyber Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Czech Republic, Poland, Syria, Ukraine, V4, Israel, Asia, Europe

Dec 14, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Roger W. Robinson Jr., Anna Leshchenko, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises

Analysis of activities of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in the region of central and Eastern Europe.

Energy Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, V4, Europe

Dec 13, 2015 / Tomasz Otłowski, Senior Fellow at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

Russian involvement in Syria as a geopolitical game-changer for the region and the world

Moscow has perfectly selected not only the right moment to start its intervention, but also the scope and character. This is mainly in the form of combat and assault aircraft, the machines of the battlefield, and not fighter jets aiming to win dominance i

Global Security, Russia, Middle East, Syria

Nov 20, 2015 / Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s offer for the West: an anti-terrorist coalition on Russian terms

The Kremlin has been using the attacks in Paris to persuade the West to fundamentally shift its policy towards Syria – and also towards Russia.

Ukraine, Syria, Middle East, Russia, Global Security

Nov 18, 2015 / Filip Tuček

Implications of the Russian hybrid warfare tactics for security of the Visegrad Four

A timely analysis of Russia’s hybrid warfare threats from Russia will allow governments in Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw to maximize their countries’ immunity to potential Russian coercion. When Moscow’s toolbox is uncovered (and the cloak of m

Europe, V4, Russia, NATO, Global Security, Economic Security, Cyber Security, Energy Security

Nov 18, 2015 / Grigorij Mesežnikov

Russia Watch: October 2015

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia provides insights on important issues affecting the country

Europe, V4, EU, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Nov 18, 2015 / Gabriela Mikušová

Ukraine Watch: October 2015

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Ukraine provides insights on political developments as well as energy, security and other important issues affecting the country.

Europe, Media, Democracy, Ukraine, Slovakia, EU, Russia, Global Security, Economic Security, Energy Security

Nov 16, 2015 / Jill Dougherty, Riina Kaljurand

Estonia’s “Virtual Russian World”: The Influence of Russian Media on Estonia’s Russian Speakers

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the use of new, creative forms of warfare

Russia, Media, Europe

Nov 16, 2015 / Anna Bulakh

On Ukraine’s Frontline: The Role of the Volunteer Spirit in Rebooting the Ukrainian Army

Strengthening Ukraine’s Defence is Still Highly Compelling

Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Global Security

Nov 15, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (10/2015)

The PCTR offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter. A summary of important news in the field of transatlantic relations is included.

Cyber Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Israel, Europe, Afghanistan

Nov 09, 2015 / Jolanta Darczewska, Piotr Żochowski

Russophobia in the Kremlin’s strategy. A weapon of mass destruction

Building up an image of Russophobic countries is currently instrumental in shaping a neo-imperial political identity among the citizens of the Russian Federation.

Media, Russia

Nov 05, 2015 / András György Deák, Tomaš Kulda

V4 and Russian Energy After Wales

Regional gas and energy policies has been moving toward a more transparent, competitive and unified market since the late 2000s.

Europe, Asia, V4, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, Russia, NATO, Oil and Gas, Energy Security

Oct 14, 2015 / Wojciech Lorenz and Mário Nicolini

NATO enlargement: will Warsaw deliver?

Before the NATO summit in Warsaw in 2016, the allies are confronted with a new security paradigm and face a strategic dilemma: how to reconcile the commitment to the Open Door Policy with the political and military reality in which Russia remains an impor

Europe, Democracy, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Oct 12, 2015 / Alena Kudzko

Belarus 2015 elections: A cautious rapprochement with the West

Once the symbol of authoritarian evil in Europe, Belarus is set to vote on Sunday, October 11 in its next presidential elections, which are unlikely to be any more democratic or fair than the previous round held in 2010.

Europe, Human Rights, Media, Democracy, Russia

Oct 12, 2015 / Balázs Jarábik

Balázs Jarábik on Ukraine prospects for reforms

In his new analysis of the developments in Ukraine, the author scrutinizes the prospects for reforms and political and economic stabilization in Ukraine.

Democracy, Ukraine, EU, Russia

Sep 24, 2015 / The European Values Think-Tank, Central European Policy Institute

Ukrainian crisis: The most frequent myths and lies

The European Values Think-Tank and the Central European Policy Institute put together a group of prominent Czech and Slovak experts to come up with a document refuting the most frequent myths and falsehoods about Ukraine and set the record straight.

Europe, Media, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Global Security

Sep 24, 2015 / Michal Skala, Júlia Miklasová

Transnistria: Russia's bargaining chip in the EU periphery

Last year’s annexation of Crimea by Russia and ensuing war in eastern Ukraine created a new momentum in the region, challenging the long-existing status quo. The changed situation has particularly damaged relations between Ukraine and de facto authorities

Russia, EU, Ukraine

Sep 21, 2015 / Jaan Murumets

On the Usefulness of Polite Green Men

On the web site of the Institute of Modern Russia, a New York-based think-tank, Matthew Bodner published on August 26 an analysis of Russia’s military capabilities that could be employed in an eventual adventure in the Baltic Sea region. Everyone familiar

Europe, EU, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Sep 21, 2015 / Martin Hurt

A Swedish About-face on NATO?

For Sweden’s Social Democrats, it is a noteworthy change in rhetoric, as they built their past arguments for opposing NATO accession on perceived US dominance of the alliance and the fact that NATO deterrence is partially based on nuclear weapons.

Europe, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Sep 21, 2015 / Maksym Bugriy

Debates on Finlandization for Ukraine

As the Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues to rage on in Donbas (Pravda.com.ua, August 11), a popular sentiment regarding Kyiv’s relationship with NATO is likely to revive debates on Ukraine’s “Finlandization”—a strategic option notably proposed by Dr. Z

Global Security, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine

Sep 21, 2015 / Kalev Stoicescu

Russia’s military modernization versus peace and stability in Europe

Most NATO members continue to reduce their defence budgets, in spite of Russia’s assertiveness, continued aggression against Ukraine and the risk of conflict spill over. Russia, pretending that the West is its worst enemy, is doing quite the opposite, hav

Europe, EU, Russia, NATO, Global Security

Sep 21, 2015 / Emmet Tuohy

Cinema Vérité : Corruption Scandals and Russian Influence in the Baltic

ICDS researcher Emmet Tuohy writes on on recent Baltic corruption scandals. Tuohy discusses whether it is possible to view the Maģonis case not as a sign of widespread corruption at the highest levels of Baltic business and politics, nor as a security ris

Europe, EU, Russia, Economic Security

Sep 18, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (7-8/2015)

The PCTR offers you a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Asia, Europe

Aug 07, 2015 / Yury Fedorov

A looming crisis of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty: Sources and consequences

At the time, when the world is remembering the enormous tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Yury Fedorov in his new policy paper analyses what consequences might the looming crisis of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty have.

Nuclear, USA, NATO, Russia, EU

Jul 24, 2015 / Márton Ugrósdy

What the Proposed Extension of the Nord Stream Would Mean to Central Europe?

New analysis by Márton Ugrósdy researcher of Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Energy Security, Russia, Europe

Jul 21, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová, Anna Leshchenko

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Enterprises

Executive summary of a broader study focusing on assessment of the behaviour of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, V4, Europe

Jul 13, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (6/2015)

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter.

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Europe

Jul 10, 2015 / Jakub Groszkowski

Prime Minister Fico’s Russian card

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the position of Slovakia’s left-wing government towards Russia has been ambiguous.

Slovakia, Russia

Jul 08, 2015 / Expert Group

CEPI Ukraine Watch

Regular weekly digest of notable local and international news, as well as analyses covering the Ukraine crisis

Global Security, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

Jul 08, 2015 / Joerg Forbrig

Russia and the West: Sketching possible scenarios

This conflict will be shaped by the degrees to which both sides are able to maintain their internal cohesion. It may become a race against time, with both sides banking on the cohesion of the other fading before their own ranks break apart.

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Democracy, Europe

Jul 01, 2015 / Tomasz Piechal

The War republics in the Donbas one year after the outbreak of the conflict

The overriding goal of the governments of the so-called "People's Republics" is to maintain and develop their military potential.

Ukraine, Russia

Jul 01, 2015 / PSSI, Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises

Executive summary of a joint study presented during the conference "Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises" is now available.

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, Russia, Czech Republic

Jun 10, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Jakub Kufčák, Marian Majer, Mário Nicolini

From Wales to Warsaw: NATO’s radically adapted posture – or lost in between?

NATO seems to be getting back to its old routines and the Wales commitments are slowly being pushed to the backburner. This is shocking, given that Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine continues unabated.

Global Security, NATO, Russia, Europe

Jun 09, 2015 / Ivana Smolenova

The Pro-Russian Disinformation Campaign in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

This paper provides an overview of the pro- Russian disinformation activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, identifies frequently used narratives, and brings attention to the similarity of arguments and messages used by a pro-Russian media with no f

Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Media

May 20, 2015 / Expert Group

Belarus Reality Check: Belarus from Vilnius till Riga Summits: A Nervous Winner

Since the EU’s Eastern partnership Summit in Vilnius Belarus proved to be a master of balancing between East and West, yet it is currently between a rock and a hard place.

Russia, EU, Democracy, Europe

May 19, 2015 / Expert Group

Ukraine Reality Check: Small steps instead of big promises (after the Riga summit)

Conclusions of the 3rd Ukraine Reality Check

NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

May 19, 2015 / Ben Nimmo

Anatomy of an info-war: How Russia’s propaganda machine works, and how to counter it

Russia’s propaganda assault on the West is well-organized and well-funded. However, it is also predictable, and this is its weakness.

USA, NATO, Russia, Democracy, Media, Europe

Apr 17, 2015 / Benjamin Tallis

Ukrainian Mobility: An Opportunity Not a Threat to the EU

European Security Spotlight No. 8

Global Security, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Apr 16, 2015 / Michal Kořan, Petr Nečas, Jan Österreicher, Bohuslav Pernica, Jiří Šedivý, Pavel Štalmach, Alexandr Vondra

The Czech Republic in Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU: Audit and Perspectives

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) is delighted to present the new Policy Paper entitled

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, V4, Africa, Europe

Apr 10, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (3/2015)

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of PCTR Newsletter.

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Israel, Europe

Mar 25, 2015 / Aliaksei Kazharski

Russia's Kaliningrad phenomenon: case for a Europeanized identity?

Aliaksei Kazharski provides his insight on political and security implications of Kaliningrad’s geographical and historical peculiarities.

NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Mar 19, 2015 / Ewa Fischer

Amendment to the Russian budget for 2015: an attempt to maintain the status quo

The Kremlin has moved away from undertaking structural changes and unpopular social reforms (such as pension reform), in fear of a rise in social discontent.

Russia

Mar 18, 2015 / Markéta Wittichová

Gesture Politics and the Symbolism of Compulsory Military Conscription

European Security Spotlight No. 7

NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine

Mar 14, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (2/2015)

The PTCR offers you to download the second PCTR Newsletter issue in 2015, which contains not only information about PCTR events, but especially about the most important news from the field of Euro-Atlantic relations, which happened in February.

Energy Security, Global Security, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Poland, Syria, Ukraine, Africa, Europe

Mar 11, 2015 / Ben Nimmo

Are the Baltics next on Putin’s list?

Destabilization may be Russia’s aim, but it is unlikely to follow the Ukrainian scenario.

Global Security, Russia, Ukraine, Europe

Feb 24, 2015 / Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Kamil Frymark

Germany in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict: a political or a humanitarian mission?

Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, profound changes in Germany’s thinking about Russia can be observed.

Ukraine, Russia

Feb 20, 2015 / Andrzej Sadecki

Putin in Budapest – overcoming isolation

With Putin's visit to Budapest, Russia has shown that it is able, regardless of sanctions, to build close co-operation with those EU member states which are interested in it.

Russia, EU, Hungary

Feb 18, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukas Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomas Pojar, Leah Scheunemann, Jiri Schneider, Alexandr Vondra

Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) published with the kind support of a non-profit organization Zaostřeno, o.p.s. and RWE Česká republika a bilingual publication Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future

Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Education, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Afghanistan, Economic Security, Energy Security

Feb 13, 2015 / Vít Beneš

Five Minutes from World Politics

(in Czech) Přinášíme Vám nové video z populární série Pětiminutovky ze světové politiky.

Global Security, Russia, Ukraine

Feb 13, 2015 / Benjamin Tallis

From Vicious to Virtuous: Transforming the Ukraine Crisis

European Security Spotlight No. 6

Global Security, Russia, EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

Feb 13, 2015 / Michal Šimečka

Syriza: A Greek Trojan Horse?

European Security Spotlight No. 5

Global Security, Russia, EU, Democracy, Europe

Feb 13, 2015 / Michal Šimečka

A Fragile Vote for Europe

European Security Spotlight No. 2

Global Security, Russia, EU, Democracy, Europe

Feb 05, 2015 / Henry Plater-Zyberk

Russia's Contribution as a Partner in the War on Terrorism

The publication "Russia's Contribution as a Partner in the War on Terrorism" was written by PSSI's Senior Research Fellow Henry Plater-Zyberk for the Strategic Studies Institute(SSI), the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security resear

Global Security, Russia

Feb 02, 2015 / András Rácz, András Deák, István Gyarmati, Roland Kováts

Ukraine: Current Situation and Future Prospects

Summary of the panel discussion on Ukraine

Energy Security, Global Security, Russia, EU, Hungary, Ukraine, V4, Europe

Feb 02, 2015 / Edit Inotai, András Rácz

From (A)ngela to (V)ladimir: High-level visits in Budapest

Analysis on the upcoming visits of Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin to Hungary

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Hungary, Europe

Jan 30, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukáš Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomáš Pojar, Jiří Schneider, Alexandr Vondra

Czech-American Relations: A Roadmap for the Future

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) organized in 2014, in cooperation with the American Think-tank Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a project which was supported by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Energy Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Human Rights, V4, Europe

Jan 28, 2015 / Vít Beneš

Odehrává se na Ukrajině občanská válka?

Čím ukrajinská válka není? A čím může být? Přečtěte si policy paper Víta Beneše.

NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine

Jan 08, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (12/2014)

The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of PCTR Newsletter.

USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Czech Republic, Europe, Afghanistan, Energy Security

Nov 20, 2014 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (10/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Israel, Asia, Europe, Afghanistan

Sep 30, 2014 / Cameron Munter

Looking Forward: U.S.-Czech Relations

The seventh policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.

Economic Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

Sep 30, 2014 / A. Wess Mitchell and Leah Scheunemann

Small States and Geopolitical Change: The Case of the Czech Republic

The sixth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.

Global Security, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Europe

Sep 30, 2014 / John K. Glenn

Beyond the Hangover: U.S.-Czech Relations in the Obama Administration

The PCTR offers you the possibility to download the fifth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.

USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Europe, Global Security

Sep 04, 2014 / Dominik Jankowski

European Security after the NATO Summit in Wales: A Polish Perspective

The current Russian-Ukrainian conflict is a game changer for European security. The entire European security architecture has trembled as the eastern flank of the continent has been destabilised. If the conflict cannot act as a unifier for the transatlant

Europe, V4, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, NATO

Jul 29, 2014 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (6/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

NATO, Russia, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Syria, Ukraine, Israel, Europe

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