One NATO: The Political Adaptation of the Alliance

By Alexander Vershbow.
23. Mar 2017  |  Security and Defence

In light of the changed and evolving security environment, further adaptation is needed. Therefore, we have decided to further strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture”.   

Alexander Vershbow

The Warsaw Summit Communique, 8-9 July 2018

NATO-Serbia Relations: Still Defining the Modus Vivendi

By Tomáš Nagy and Ján Cingeľ. Photo|Flickr: nofrills, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0

Serbia´s relations with the Alliance has been for decades considered to be one of the most delicate within the Transatlantic region. Despite numerous signs of positive progress, these relations will continue to be plagued by the complex weight of history. However, the best approach to this challenge is a combination of pragmatic engagement and realistic ambition, which has been the practice in recent years.

The necessity of nurturing rational defence relations 

Information war monitor for Central Europe: January 2017 Part 2

By Lóránt GyőriPatrik SzicherleVeronika VíchováDaniel MiloKatarína Klingová. Photo: Flickr|James Marvin Phelps, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0.
28. Feb 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.

Coverage of Angela Merkel in Some CEE Media

By the International Republican Institute. 
28. Feb 2017  |  Strategic Communication

GLOBSEC Policy Institute with its partners the Political Capital and European Values are cooperating with the International Republican Institute (IRI) on the Beacon Project.

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.

Russian-Hungarian déja-vu?

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: TAST/AP
10. Feb 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

Relations of Central European countries with other states are nowadays mainly determined by their belonging to the collective West. Central European countries’ membership in the EU and NATO which resulted from the complex social transformation and geopolitical turnover after the fall of the communist regimes has set the framework for their bilateral relations with any other country in the world.

Russia and Central Europe

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?

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