Countering Information War Lessons Learned from NATO and Partner Countries: Recommendations and Conclusions

20. Feb 2017  |  Strategic Communication

"Russia is waging the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.“

Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO Wales summit, September 2014.

The beginning of the end of the EU-Russia geopolitical gas drama

By Nolan Theisen. Photo: Flickr|Bilfinger SE, licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0.
14. Feb 2017  |  Energy, European Union

After years of mostly unrivaled gas market dominance and segmentation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the energy relationship between Gazprom and the region is gradually equalizing thanks to successful market liberalization and integration in Europe. Greater diversification has exposed Gazprom to competition, forcing it to adjust its pricing mechanisms and revise its export strategy to maintain market share. Evidence of this can be found just last year, when Gazprom recorded its highest volume of exports to Europe ever.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: January 2017 Part 1

By Lóránt GyőriPatrik SzicherleVeronika VíchováDaniel MiloKatarína Klingová. Photo: Flickr|Victor van Dijk, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0
27. Jan 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe
GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s bi-weekly overview of conventional and social media discourse in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia monitors propaganda and disinformation attempts, as well as democratic responses in the on-going information war, in order to increase awareness about this recently emerged challenge and promote fact-based discussion in Central Europe.

Cracks Appearing

By Milan Nič. Photo: Reuters|Laszlo Balogh.
25. Jan 2017  |  European Union, Central Europe  |  Central Europe

Viktor Orbán has been in preaching mode recently. Hungary’s prime minister no longer complains about Germany’s “moral imperialism,” as he did at the peak of Europe’s refugee crisis in 2015. He now enthusiastically frames 2017 as “a year of revolt” within the EU: He sees the upcoming series of crucial elections in Western European countries as a great opportunity to get rid of their old political elites, hoping for an end to the liberal order in Europe – and for a greater role for a new elite, one in tune with his ideas.

The truth (Pravda) about recruits

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Slovenskí branci.
18. Jan 2017  |  Strategic Communication
Russian Pravda (Truth) considers the projects of the Polish militia hostile. What would it write about recruits in Slovakia?

What is intermarum? Look into Russia's mirror!

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Flickr|Trixi Skywalker licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0.
16. Dec 2016  |  Strategic Communication

In Slovakia the word Intermarum is mainly known to historians and experts on foreign policy. For the average Slovak citizens this word is almost unknown and even in the current discussions on foreign policy and international relations it appears only rarely, if at all.

V4 Defence Cooperation: A history of great ambitions paired with limited achievements

By Tomáš A. Nagy. Photo: Flickr|Defence Images, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
30. Nov 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

If a serious financial crisis, an imperialist Russia and a migration crisis cannot motivate the member states of the Visegrad Four group to cooperate on defence, what can?

Information war monitor for Central Europe: November 2016 US Elections

By Lóránt GyőriPatrik SzicherleVeronika VíchováDaniel Milo, Katarína Klingová. Photo: Flickr|Darron Birgenheier, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.
23. Nov 2016  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s bi-weekly overview of conventional and social media discourse in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia monitors propaganda and disinformation attempts, as well as democratic responses in the on-going information war, in order to increase awareness about this recently emerged challenge and promote fact-based discussion in Central Europe.

Policy changes anticipated by the Russian propaganda from the new president of the United States:

GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Project: NATO in a Changing Strategic Environment

John R. Allen, Wolf Landheld, Julian Lindley-French, Giampaolo di Paola, Tomáš Valášek
21. Nov 2016  |  Security and Defence

The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Project envisages a series of papers to be released over the next several months which will address the nature of NATO adaptation and the challenges it must overcome if it is to remain a viable and credible alliance for the peace and stability in the transatlantic area.

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