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.

“Color” Revolution in Hungary in 1956? It is how Moscow sees it

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Flickr|Khrisztian licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
8. Nov 2016  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe
Fear of “color” revolutions which are allegedly aimed mainly against Russia and Russians, rolls to Russian citizens daily from the media. Propaganda has added the Hungarian uprising of 1956 to the list of these revolutions.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: October 2016 Part 2

7. 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.

GLOBSEC Intelligence Reform Initiative: ‘Reforming Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism’

29. Oct 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Studies

This report’s primary focus is the Salafi jihadist terrorist threat. Since 2014, there has been a significant increase in attacks by these groups and, in Europe alone, at least 274 civilians have been killed and over 1,000 wounded. Building on the experiences of foreign fighters, terrorist tactics are evolving rapidly to blend small, overlapping and informal networks of extremists capable of conducting both sophisticated and crude attacks.

GLOBSEC Trends: Slovakia: Obama more popular than Putin

28. Oct 2016  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe  |  Studies

GLOBSEC Policy Institute (formerly the Central European Policy Institute) carries out research, analytical and communication activities related to Russia‘s efforts to increase its influence in Europe, including the impact of strategic communication and propaganda aimed at changing the perception and attitudes of the general population in Central European countries.

Key findings:

Flexible solidarity on migration – what can we expect from Visegrad?

By Milan Nič and Alena Kudzko. Photo: Frontex
27. Oct 2016  |  European Union  |  Central Europe, Migration

With the number of migrants and refugees knocking on Europe’s door relatively contained, there is now a sense of relief at the EU political level. This fact was demonstrated at the recent European Council of 20-21 October 2016, which was dominated by other relevant issues, including the trade deal with Canada, itself marked by the threatened veto from Wallonia, and a debate on relations with Russia. An extended debate on the EU’s strategy on migration also took place at the summit but no new decisions were taken.

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