Information war monitor for Central Europe: Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have a favourite French presidential candidate

21. Apr 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

The French presidential election is the main topic of discussions and one of the most important political events of the year 2017. Various public opinion polls and personal background information of the candidates are brought to light and presented on a daily basis. Automated bots, social media trolls and disinformation outlets focused their activities on France as well.

The Vulnerability Index: Subversive Russian Influence in Central Europe

By Daniel Milo, Katarina Klingova, Jakub Janda, Veronika Víchová, Csaba Molnár, Bulcsu Hunyadi, Kinga Brudzinska, Andriy Korniychuk and Łukasz Wenerski.
11. Apr 2017  |  Strategic Communication

The Visegrad group countries in Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia – V4) are often perceived as a regional bloc of nations sharing similar aspirations, aims and challenges. They share common history, communist past, Soviet occupation and all joined the EU and NATO to embed themselves in the western civilization and transform their post-communist societies.

The Military Adaptation of the Alliance

By Karl-Heinz Kamp and Wolf Langheld.
30. Mar 2017  |  Security and Defence

Through the longer term Adaptation Measures of the Readiness Action Plan, we have...Enhanced the NATO Response Force (NRF), increasing its readiness and substantially enlarging its size, making it a more capable and exible joint force comprised of a division-size land element with air, maritime, and special operations forces components.

The Warsaw Summit Communique, 8-9 July 2018


One NATO: The Political Adaptation of the Alliance

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