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

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.

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 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

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 / 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 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Jan 04, 2016 / Agata Biernat, Research Fellow at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation

The Balkans and the migration crisis

The EU should find a way to include the Balkan countries in the decision-making process on a joint solution to the migration crisis. These countries have declared their wish to co-create European solidarity, and take their share of responsibility for this

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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 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

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 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata, Jaroslav Naď

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

Security and Defence Policy Brief

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.

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 02, 2015 / Erzsébet N. Rózsa and Anna Péczeli

Nuclear attitudes in Central Europe

A new study written by Erzsébet N. Rózsa, senior researcher of Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Anna Péczeli is now available on the website of SIPRI.

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

Ukraine: Current Situation and Future Prospects

Summary of the panel discussion on Ukraine

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.

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

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.

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