IRSEC Hub Partners Publications

Jul 09, 2018 / Tomáš Čižik, Ingrid Borárosová

The Future Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

The publication “The Future Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe” represents the collection of views of experts from the different field of expertise – foreign and security policy, migration, political science, history and information warfare. The id

Feb 27, 2018 / Martin Jirušek

Politicization in the natural gas sector in South-Eastern Europe: Thing of the past or vivid present?

Analysis of natural gas sectors in the South-Eastern Europe and the role of Russia in natural gas supplies to the region

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Jun 22, 2016 / Konrad Popławski

The role of Central Europe in the German economy. The political consequences

The latest results from the Visegrád Group states show them to be Germany’s most important trading partner, and their balance of trade in goods is in a state of equilibrium.

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.

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

PCTR Newsletter (2/2016)

PCTR Newsletter

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

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

PCTR Newsletter (1/2016)

PCTR Newsletter

Feb 10, 2016 / Alena Kudzko

Russia Watch: January 2016

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

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

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

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.

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

PCTR Newsletter (12/2015)

PCTR Newsletter

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.

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.

Dec 03, 2015 / Marcin Kaczmarski, Jakub Jakóbowski, Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The China/Central and Eastern Europe summit: a new vision of cooperation, old instruments

China has presented a far-reaching vision of cooperation with the region in infrastructure, industry and agriculture, taking a step toward shaping the economic structure of the region and giving it a vision of development.

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.

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.

Oct 28, 2015 / Wojciech Lorenz, Mário Nicolini

NATO Enlargement: Will Warsaw Deliver?

In a completely new security context after Russian agression against Ukraine NATO is reviewing all fundamental principles, which has driven its decisions over the last two decades. Enlargement, the Alliance’s primary policy to realise the vision of a Euro

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

Oct 12, 2015 / Stanislav Balík, Tomáš Pojar, Ivo Pospíšil, Michael Romancov, Dušan Tříska, Michal Vodrážka, Alexandr Vondra

Helsinki Process, Velvet Revolution of 1989 and the Czech Transformation: Lessons for Korean Peninsula?

The PCTR realized in the academic year 2014/2015 the project „Czechoslovakia Transition to Democracy: Recommendations for the North Korea Peace-seeking Process“. One of the aims of this project was to develop a monograph, which is now available.

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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

Jul 21, 2015 / Filip Černoch, Břetislav Dančák, Jan Osička

Energiewende: current state, future development and impacts on the Czech energy sector

Assessment of German

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Apr 14, 2015 / Edited by Marian Majer

From bullets to supersonics: V4 on the brink of industrial cooperation

DAV4 III Expert Group Report

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.

Mar 17, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič

Mapping digital agenda in the V4

Fragmented digital agenda in the V4 countries: how to go regional?

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.

Mar 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jaroslav Naď

Military training and education: An opportunity for V4 co-operation

Security and Defence Policy Brief

Feb 18, 2015 / Students

IDS Magazine

Grassroots analyses providing original thought on international relations

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

Feb 13, 2015 / Benjamin Tallis

All in the Same Boat

European Security Spotlight No. 3

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

PCTR Newsletter (10/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

PCTR Newsletter (6/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

Jul 01, 2014 / PSSI Prague

PSSI'S BI-Annual Report For 2012 And 2013 Is Now Available

PSSI just published its bi-annual 2012&2013 report. The report includes information about all activities, conferences, publications and educational programs undertaken by PSSI in the last 2 years

Jun 21, 2014 / Padrtová Barbora (edt.)

Security Sector Reform Action Plans for the South Caucasus countries

Publication includes tailor-made recommendations in the field of Security Sector Reform (SSF) for individual South Caucasus countries based on best and worst practices of V4 countries.

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

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

Jun 16, 2014 / Jiří Schneider (SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS, PSSI)

The U.S. - Czech Strategic Relationship: A Roadmap for the Future in Security and Defense

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

Jun 16, 2014 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)

PCTR Newsletter (5/2014)

PCTR Newsletter

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

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