IRSEC Hub Partners Publications

Feb 22, 2018 / Tamar Lagurashvili

Invented Traditionalism vs. Entrenched Informal Institutions

Invented Traditionalism vs. Entrenched Informal Institutions: Viability of Hybrid Governance and Democratization Prospects in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland

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

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.

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

Jan 22, 2017 / Viera Žúborová

Central Europe on the Road to Illiberalism

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) gladly presents the latest issue of the CENAA Analysis “Central Europe on the Road to Illiberalism” written by Viera Žúborová from University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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


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

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

PCTR Newsletter (12/2015)

PCTR Newsletter

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sep 24, 2015 / Jana Kobzova

Ukraine's hot political autumn

The next few months were going to be difficult for Ukraine even without last week’s events: the country’s economy is in trouble and the war in its eastern provinces continues with no end in sight. Even before last week, the best Ukraine could hope for in

Sep 10, 2015 / Petr Spelda

The Captivating Visual Utopias of Sunni Jihadism

D.SQ Security Brief

Jul 29, 2015 / Adam Balcer, Spasimir Domaradzki, Marta Szpala

The challenge of freedom in the Southeastern Europe

The region needs the new impulse for institutional transformation and a change of the development model.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Apr 30, 2015 / Kateřina Lišaníková

The Growing Popularity of Far-Right Swedish Democrats

CENAA is glad to present you a brand new issue of the Policy Papers series, called “The Growing Popularity of Far-Right Swedish Democrats”. The article is written by Kateřina Lišaníková.

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.

Apr 06, 2015 / Kamil Gregor, Juraj Medzihorský, Peter Spáč, Michal Škop, Petr Voda

Mechanism of Voter Mobilisation of ĽSNS and Marián Kotleba

CENAA would like to present a set of four comprehensive research papers

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

From Vicious to Virtuous: Transforming the Ukraine Crisis

European Security Spotlight No. 6

Feb 13, 2015 / Michal Šimečka

Syriza: A Greek Trojan Horse?

European Security Spotlight No. 5

Feb 13, 2015 / Michal Šimečka

A Fragile Vote for Europe

European Security Spotlight No. 2

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 29, 2015 / Andrej Findor

CENAA Policy Papers: Countering Radicalisation via Effective Messaging

Policy Paper presents a basic conceptual framework to the theory of radicalization and de-radicalization. This framework serves as a theoretical basis for studying the development of electoral behaviour as well as for designing interventions on the local

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 / 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.

Jun 16, 2014 / Centrum transatlantických vztahů (PCTR)

Dan Schueftan: Evropané sami sobě vyprávějí pohádku…

Zkrácený přepis přednášky „Blízký východ - znovuobnovení stability nebo pokračující chaos?“ z 13. února 2014


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

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