Publications

Jul 24, 2017 / Tamás Lattmann

All’s wrong that starts wrong – withdrawals from the International Criminal Court

What keeps states in a similar structure, what makes them seriously consider a withdrawal, and what is the possible future of the International Criminal Court (ICC)?

EU, United Nations, Human Rights, Africa, Balkan

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 03, 2017 / Tomáš Čižik

Information Warfare as a Geopolitical Tool

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) gladly presents the latest issue of the CENAA Analysis “Information Warfare as a Geopolitical Tools” written by our director Tomáš Čižik.

NATO, EU, Media, Propaganda/Disinform, Hybrid Warfare

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 16, 2017 / Katalin Ertsey, Diána Szőke

Politics Heats up the Cold North: Populist Parties in the Nordic Region

The rise of populist authoritarianism is an overwhelming phenomenon in Western democracies. The study examines its common roots and looks at how this plays out in various countries of the Nordic region.

Europe, Democracy, EU

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 03, 2017 / Riina Kaljurand, Tony Lawrence, Pauli Järvenpää, Tomas Jermalavicius

Brexit and Baltic Sea Security

The report identifies a range of possible post-Brexit scenarios as a vehicle for testing policies and identifying those likely to result in maximum benefit and minimum cost.

Great Britain, Europe, EU, NATO, Global Security

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 24, 2017 / Slovak Space Policy Association

SSPA Report 01: Vesmírny sektor potvrdzuje svoj rast

Study mapping contemporary trends in global space sector from the perspective of policy and economy.

Space Security, USA, EU, 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 / Matthieu Crévecoeur

EU has a role to play in the Syria Peace Talks II.

Matthieu Crévecoeur continues to analyse the current situation in the Middle East with connection to the suspended peace talks in Genève. He underlines the importance of solidarity and courage which should be demonstrated by the EU in order to make the pe

EU, Syria, Europe, Migration

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 / Christian Kvorning Lassen

Future prospects of Denmark’s participation in Europol following the recent “no” to abolishing the opt-out

Christian Kvorning Lassen's follow-up blog about the three major obstacles that need to be overcome before a parallel agreement can be a reality, which seems highly unlikely, as he outlined in previous post.

EU, Europe, Migration

Jan 16, 2017 / Christian Kvorning Lassen

Scandinavian domino: Denmark follows Sweden in tightening border controls

Following the announcement of Sweden and Denmark to re-introduce border controls in the light of the refugee crisis, Christian Kvorning Lassen looks at the broader implications of this move and the future of the Schengen area.

EU, Europe, Migration

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

Jan 16, 2017 / Martin Michelot

This is how Europe needs to stand up to terrorism

What should be Europe´s response to terrorism? Read the comprehensive article written by Martin Michelot from EUROPEUM and Benjamin Haddad from Hudson Institute.

Global Security, NATO, EU, Syria, Europe

Jan 16, 2017 / Christian Kvorning Lassen

Three myths about refugees, immigrants and the European refugee crisis

The refugee crisis has highlighted hitherto latent divisions within the EU, particularly amongst the V4 countries and Western Europe. The division is, at first glance, rooted in fundamentally differing perceptions of the crisis, giving rise to several my

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, V4, Europe, Migration

Jan 16, 2017 / Christian Kvorning Lassen

Profit or perish? Hungary and the Czech Republic’s response to the refugee crisis

How politicians in the Czech Republic and Hungary react on the migration crisis? A what myths are currently related to migration in those countries? New blog by Christian Kvorning Lassen.

EU, Czech Republic, Hungary, V4, Migration

Jan 16, 2017 / Martin Michelot

More divisions and fewer decisions: just another day in Brussels?

Will the V4 countries find a common ground with the

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Europe, Migration, Balkan

Jan 16, 2017 / Tereza Novotná

Federica Mogherini and Her First Year as HRVP

Policy brief by Tereza Novotná - summarizing and assessing the first year of Federica Mogherini as HRVP.

EU, Czech Republic, Democracy, Europe, Migration

Jan 09, 2017 / Antall József Knowledge Centre

In Focus - 25 years of the Visegrad Cooperation

The first issue of the Antall József Knowledge Centre's new journal In Focus commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Visegrad Cooperation. Articles and interviews are analysing the history of the cooperation and those current social and political process

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe, Migration

Dec 08, 2016 / Jakub Eberle, Vladimír Handl

Strategy of the Czech Foregin Policy against/towards Germany

The aim of this policy paper is to open a debate on the long-term strategy of Czech foreign policy towards Germany, and discuss its close relation to its European context.

EU, Czech Republic, Europe

Nov 16, 2016 / Tomáš Hrozenský

Space - a Soft Power Tool for Europe?

European Space Policy Institute's "Voices from the Space Community” No. 78

Space Security, Global Security, EU, Europe

Nov 11, 2016 / Tomáš Hrozenský

Space Security and Slovakia

Outer space has become a contested, congested and competitive domain with an ever growing importance to life on Earth. Recently, an increasing number of new players have entered the space arena. Slovakia has also stepped up its space related activities.

Slovakia, United Nations, EU, USA, Space Security

Nov 11, 2016 / Peter Pindják

A Stronger EU in Cosmos: Embracing the Concept of Space Security

The recently unveiled EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy presents bold and ambitious plans in several increasingly important domains for Europe, including outer space. The EU has committed itself to securing an autonomous access to space,

Europe, EU, 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

Oct 08, 2016 / Ed. Karlis Bukovskis

Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States

The book “Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States” is an effort by an international team of analysts to address the Euroscepticism phenomenon in small European Union Member States.

Balkan, Europe, Democracy, EU

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

Aug 12, 2016 / Jakub Jakóbowski, Marcin Kaczmarski

The EU on granting China market economy status: a compromise or a dodge?

China joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2001 as an economy which was undergoing transformation and did not yet have market economy status (MES). This enabled other WTO members, including the European Union, to be more flexible in imposing anti-

EU, Economic 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

May 12, 2016 / Marcin Kaczmarski

An essential partner in the background. Europe in China's policy during the rule of Xi Jinping

Chinese elites do not treat Europe as an equal partner and are convinced that China holds the upper hand over Europe.

Europe, Asia, EU

Apr 28, 2016 / Adam Balcer,Dániel Bartha, Edit Inotai and Lucia Najšlová

A View from Central Europe: Will the EU deal with Turkey work?

Central Europe’s leading experts share their views on the EU deal with Turkey

Migration, V4, EU

Apr 28, 2016 / Pawel Zerka, Martin Michelot and Dániel Bartha

A View from Central Europe: Should Visegrad leaders be concerned about growing fragmentation in Europe?

Three top young foreign policy experts in the region’s capitals share thier views on a growing fragmentation in Europe

EU, V4

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

Mar 31, 2016 / Anna Bulakh, Jordan Kearns, Emmet Tuohy

Impacts of Climate Policy on Estonian Energy Security

ICDS researchers took a close look at the Estonia’s energy security, current challenges it faces to meet the climate targets and possible outcomes of the climate policies implementation on security of energy supplies and sustainability.

Europe, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, EU, Oil and Gas, 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

Mar 15, 2016 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (2/2016)

PCTR Newsletter

USA, NATO, EU, Czech Republic, Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Israel, Europe, Migration

Mar 10, 2016 / Multiple Authors

European Cybersecurity Journal

Holistic overview of the most recent cybersecurity matters from jurisdical, technological and military perspective. Next issue of the ECJ will be released in April.

Cyber Security, Global Security, NATO, EU, Poland, Education, V4, Europe

Mar 04, 2016 / Marta Szpala, Kamil Frymark

Patching the Western Balkan migration route

Actions taken by the Balkan countries, despite German criticism, may make it easier to develop comprehensive EU solutions to the migration crisis.

Migration, EU

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 22, 2016 / Aldis Austers, Karlis Bukovskis, Juraj Draxler, Brian Fabo, Vytautas Kuokštis, Michal Mudroň, Vitalis Nakrošis, Ryszard Petru, Zoltán Pogátsa, Michal Rot, Viljar Veebel, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

The Politics of Economic Sustainability: Baltic and Visegrad Responses to the European Economic Crisis

The collection of articles entitled “The Politics of Economic Sustainability: Baltic and Visegrad Responses to the European Economic Crisis” is an attempt by an international collection of authors to explain the political economy of the long and winding r

Economic Security, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Europe

Feb 22, 2016 / Aldis Austers

HOW GREAT IS LATVIA'S SUCCESS STORY? The economic, social and political consequences of the recent financial crisis in Latvia

Latvia is a country of extreme contrasts. Twenty-two years of independence have brought periods of both high growth and deep slumps. The general trend of economic development has been positive since the early 1990s, more and more people have enjoyed enhan

Economic Security, NATO, EU, Democracy, Europe

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 19, 2016 / Irina Kuzņecova, Diāna Potjomkina, Mārtiņš Vargulis

FROM THE VILNIUS SUMMIT TO THE RIGA SUMMIT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative was officially launched by the European Union at the Prague summit in 2009. It was aimed at putting the region back into the EU’s spotlight and opening up new mechanisms for cooperation, including a multilateral di

EU, Ukraine, Democracy, Human Rights, 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 / Aldis Austers, Kārlis Bukovskis, Kai-Olaf Lang, Andris Sprūds

Baltic-German Strategic Engagement: Realignment after the Eurocrisis?

“Baltic-German Strategic Engagement: Realignment after the Eurocrisis?” is a research publication focusing on the potential changes to the relationship between Germany and the Baltic States in the context of the financial and economic problems in the Euro

Economic Security, EU, Europe

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 14, 2016 / Daunis Auers, Reinis Āboltiņš, Mārtiņš Daugulis, Anand Melon, Arkady Moshes, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

The European Union at the New Crossroads. Conference contributions for “The European Union: Imprint of the Latvian Presidency”

Volatile political and economic environment in the European Union in the beginning of 2016

Energy Security, Global Security, EU, Ukraine, Europe

Feb 10, 2016 / Jaroslav Naď, Milan Šuplata, Marian Majer.

DAV4 five years later: Success or a missed opportunity?

Reflecting on “DAV4 Full Report: Towards a Deeper Visegrad Defence Partnership” and its recommendations

NATO, EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

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

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 / Gabriela Mikušová

Ukraine Watch: December 2015

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

USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Ukraine

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

Jan 04, 2016 / Izabela Albrycht, Karsten Geier, Artur Kołosowski, Rob van Kranenburg, dr Martin Libicki, prof. Jarno Limnell, Rafał Magryś, Tomasz Niewdana, Piret Pernik, prof. Oleksandr Potii, dr Joanna Świątkowska, prof. Rolf H. Weber, Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska

European Cybersecurity Journal

Second issue of the European Cybersecurity Journal - quarterly publication devoted to cybersecurity

Cyber Security, Global Security, EU, Poland, Ukraine, 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 02, 2015 / Edit Inotai

Merkel and Orbán: Splitting the EU?

The political difference between PM Orbán and Chancellor Merkel is evident and it has been aggravated by Orbán’s surprise move to side openly with Horst Seehofer and the CSU in a German domestic debate concerning refugees

Migration, Europe, Democracy, Hungary, EU, Global Security, Economic Security

Nov 19, 2015 / Lead Author: Dovilė Šukytė; Authors: Victoria Bucătaru, Simonas Čepėnas, Hennadiy Maksak, Svetlana Rogov, Iurii Vdovenko

Economic Challenges of Ukraine and Moldova on the Way to EU

Managing Political Instability, Enabling The Role Of Civil Society And Applying Lessons From The Central Eastern European Experience.

EU, Ukraine

Nov 18, 2015 / Multiple Authors

Eurpean Cybersecurity Journal

Specialised quarterly publication devoted to cybersecurity

Europe, Poland, EU, Global Security, Cyber Security, Space 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 / Kalev Stoicescu

Paris Attacked, Once Again. How to Deal with Islamic Terrorism?

Paris, the city of lights, arts, romance, fashion and fine cuisine is turning since the beginning of 2015 into a zone of terror and horror.

Europe, Syria, Middle East, EU, Global Security

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 28, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jiří Schneider, Marian Majer

Crisis in Ukraine and the V4’s Defence and Military Adaption

By annexing Crimea and fuelling violence in the Ukraine’s easternmost regions, Russia seriously broke basic principles of international law and shook assumptions about cooperative character of post-Cold War security architecture in Europe. Yet, the seemin

Migration, Europe, V4, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU, NATO, Global Security

Oct 27, 2015 / Milan Nič

Kosovo's diplomatic blues with EU non-recognizers (the case of Slovakia)

This paper looks more closely at the case of Slovakia and examines prospects for further improvement in bilateral relations with Kosovo. Given the fact that Slovakia along with Greece has been the most flexible of the five holdouts, are they also seen as

EU, Slovakia, Europe

Oct 22, 2015 / Krzysztof Strachota, Marta Jaroszewicz, Artur Ciechanowicz

The EU’s migration crisis: an offer for Turkey

In recent weeks, cooperation with Turkey has been gaining strategic importance for the European Union and its member states in solving the migration crisis.

Migration, EU

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

Oct 05, 2015 / Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Krzysztof Strachota

Turkey and the Syrian refugee problem

Turkey plays a key role in the crisis caused by the migration of refugees from Syria.

Migration, Syria, EU

Sep 29, 2015 / Frank Markovic

A missed opportunity for V4 to rise above themselves

The Visegrad Four belonged to the small group of states that opposed the quotas from the very beginning. Their stance came at a price. The vote on Tuesday is particularly damaging for the V4 not least because it has undermined the unity of the block.

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

Sep 24, 2015 / Martin Michelot

Central Europe's transformed image in Brussels: Assessing consequences

As time passes and migratory pressures continue to increase, with another estimated 6000 asylum-seekers having made their way into Hungary yesterday, any meeting of European decision-makers in Brussels is observed with increased scrutiny and expectations

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

Sep 24, 2015 / Frank Markovic

EU Autumn of Discontent: what awaits the V4?

How can the V4 countries coordinate their positions towards the refugee crisis and the EU referendum in the UK?

Migration, Europe, V4, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, EU

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 / Anna Bulakh

The Baltic-Nordic Region and the Future European LNG Market

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) can become a key alternative source of supply in the event of serious pipeline gas shortfalls across the EU. However, for this to happen successfully, the EU needs to develop a Europe-wide LNG strategy based on a common approac

Europe, EU, Oil and Gas, Energy 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 / Helga Kalm

Foreign Fighters And The Security Risk

The latest yearbook published by the Internal Security Service (ISS), Estonia’s counterintelligence agency, devotes a whole chapter to combating terrorism.

Europe, Syria, Middle East, EU, Global Security

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 29, 2015 / Attila Kovács

Social Network Analysis in the European Parliament

Comparative Analysis of the Legislative Instruments of the 2013 Common Agricultural Policy Reform

EU

Jul 24, 2015 / Nikola Trendov, Laszlo Vasa

Pathway to EU Integration: Rural Development Policies of the Western Balkan Countries.

The Case of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

Europe, EU

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 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

Jun 16, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič, Maria Staszkiewicz, Milan Zubíček, Marian Majer,

Four priorities for the Visegrad Four’s Digital Agenda

In a global marketplace, the Visegrad Group countries are very small markets. But taken together, they present an interesting, underdeveloped market of over 65 million customers whose digital economic potential is only starting to be exploited.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

Jun 03, 2015 / Vít Dostál and Ondřej Mocek

V4 in EP: Punching above its weight?

The European Parliament has never played such an important role in the EU’s decision-making; the four Visegrád countries (V4) could benefit from the aggregated strength of their MEPs.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, V4, Europe

May 20, 2015 / Tomáš A. Nagy

Quo vadis Britannia? Post-election UK from CE perspective

Even with a decimated political opposition, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to navigate his country through the uncharted waters of a likely governmental reform process and a likely controversial and divisive EU membership referendum.

EU, Europe

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

Apr 27, 2015 / Tomasz Dąborowski

Drafting new gas projects in central and south-eastern Europe

The debate about the expansion of the gas infrastructure in central and south-eastern Europe.

Europe, EU, Oil and Gas, Energy Security

Apr 24, 2015 / Konrad Popławski

Germany: the dispute with Greece is entering a decisive phase

Germany is working on a plan which would allow Greece to remain in the eurozone, even if the government in Athens announces that the country is bankrupt.

EU

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 15, 2015 / Expert Group

Ukraine Reality Check - 2nd Non-Paper

Ukraine Reality Check - Policy brief

Global Security, NATO, EU, Ukraine

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 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

Feb 25, 2015 / Rudolf Fürst

China is rediscovering East Europe: Reason for joy or fear?

Čína se dosud nebývalou měrou začala zajímat o postkomunistickou část Evropy. Tento zájem je motivován ekonomicky, obavy z čínského „rozděl a panuj“ v EU jsou zatím neúměrné.

Global Security, EU, V4, Asia

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 / 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 / Benjamin Tallis

All in the Same Boat

European Security Spotlight No. 3

Global Security, EU, Czech Republic, Poland, V4, Europe

Feb 13, 2015 / Michal Šimečka

A Fragile Vote for Europe

European Security Spotlight No. 2

Global Security, Russia, EU, Democracy, Europe

Feb 13, 2015 / Jan Daniel

Lebanon – Resilient, For Now.

European Security Spotlight No. 1

Global Security, EU, Syria, Human Rights

Feb 08, 2015 / Jan Váška

What can the EU do to contain the risk of the “Brexit”?

Many policy areas are up for discussion, from the working time directive to financial regulation, but symbolic issues will be important as well.

EU

Feb 05, 2015 / Radomír Špok, Zuzana Kasáková, Petr Volek

Policy of Cohesion in the New Program Period 2014 - 2020: Experiences and Challenges

Reccomendations from the round table on the policy of cohesion organised as a part of the National Convent on the EU.

EU, Czech Republic

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 30, 2015 / Radomír Špok

Europe 2020 seen from the Czech Republic

What are Czech targets for Europe 2020? Is the Czech Republic able to fulfill them?

EU, Czech Republic

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 30, 2014 / Bruce P. Jackson

Small States and Worthless Allies

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

Energy Security, Global Security, USA, NATO, EU, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Democracy, Europe

Aug 26, 2014 / Tomáš Profant, Patryk Toporowski

Potential for Cooperation: Polish and Czech Standpoints on the Banking Union

In their recent policy paper, Tomáš Profant and Patryk Toporowski of the Polish Institute of International Affairs find some similarities between Poland and the Czech Republic in their approaches to the Banking Union and recommend a cooperation of both co

Poland, Czech Republic, EU, Economic Security

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

Jun 16, 2014 / Lukáš Kovanda (ECONOMIC CONSULTANT)

The Czech-US Economic and Trade Relations after 1989

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

Nuclear, NATO, EU, Czech Republic, Europe

Jun 16, 2014 / Tomáš Pojar (VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CEVRO INSTITUTE)

Czech-American Relations and Support of Liberal Democratic Forces Around the Globe

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

USA, EU, Middle East, Czech Republic, Democracy, Europe

Jun 14, 2014 / Vicenová Radka, CENAA

Introduction to the Analysis of Program Documents of Selected Slovak Political Parties 2014 European Parliament Elections

Even though European Parliament elections are considered to be rather second-order, i.e. with low attraction for voters, the discussion within the pre-election campaign brought up a wide range of important topics from various areas of public life.

EU, Slovakia, Europe

May 28, 2014 / Petr Pavlik, Department of World Economy, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague

New Challenges for Cooperation of European and Developing Countries – Contribution of Academic Sphere, Public Administration, NGOs and Private Sector

This publication is a collection of papers presented at the annual conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes organised by Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics

EU, Czech Republic, Africa, Asia, Europe

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