Foreign Policy Strategy of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute

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Opening Schengen door to Ukraine

By Marta Králiková. Photo:
24. Oct 2016  |  European Union, Eastern Partnership

High hopes and stakes for the visa liberalisation

Strengthening the Eastern Frontier of the V4

On Tuesday, October 11th 2016, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI) participated on roundtable discussion organized by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) in Prague called: V4+ Security – Streng

Armenia – Country on Fire

9. Aug 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Armenia

After a failed military coup in Turkey, another unexpected drama of this summer took place in neighbouring Armenia. Although it received much less coverage in the global media, its implications are also important for the wider region and beyond, argues Jan Cingel (who personally witnessed the recent events in Yerevan) in the following policy brief.

GLOBSEC Behind Batumi Conference 2016 - "Georgia`s European Way 2016"

By:  Public relations
20. Jul 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Georgia

On 14 – 15 July, the Georgia’s government in cooperation with GLOBSEC organised annual 13th Batumi International Conference - "Georgia's European Way 2016 - STABILITY, DEVELOPMENT A

Belarus between Elections: Lukashenka Limited

By Balázs Jarábik and Alena Kudzko. Photo: 
20. May 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Belarus

Over the past twenty years, Belarus has developed a reputation as the last dictatorship of Europe with Lukashenka holding unlimited power. Today, due to growing tensions in its Eastern neighbourhood, the EU seems more willing to accept this level of vexation: albeit authoritarian, Belarus has both a functional state and society. By providing small carrots (e.g. cooperation with Belarus) for the regime`s good behaviour, Brussels hopes to minimize the potential of another conflict emerging.  

Ukraine's small neighbour with a big concern

By Balázs Jarábik. Photo:
9. Apr 2016  |  European Union, Eastern Partnership  |  Ukraine

The Dutch NO vote in the referendum will have very limited legal consequences for the European Union` Association Agreement with Ukraine. The Dutch government may choose “opting out” but the agreement, already in place since November 2015 via provisional application, will remain. As an honest broker, Slovakia, as the EU`s upcoming president, can help re-start the reform debate in and out of Ukraine.

Moldovan representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure in Slovakia

26. Feb 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Moldova  |  Press releases

Slovak Atlantic Commission and Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), in cooperation with Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) and the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Region

Reform and resistance: Ukraine’s selective state

By Balázs Jarábik. Photo: Oleksii Leonov, Flickr, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.
21. Jan 2016  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Ukraine

The post-Maidan “winner takes it all” approach seems to be the key feature of Ukraine’s current state of affairs: (s)elected oligarchs in power, selective justice to keep others at bay, selective reforms where state and individual interests match or when local and western pressure combined is strong, and selective de-oligarchisation. The threat from Russia remains the main reason why such a selective state should be tolerated at home and supported in the West.

Videoblog with SME: Ukraine two years after Maidan

8. Dec 2015  |  Eastern Partnership  |  Ukraine  |  In the media

CEPI's Associate Fellow Jana Kobzová examines the current situation in Ukraine, the country's progress with reforms and developments in E