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.

Central Europe and the Refugee Question: Cooperation, not Confrontation

By Gabi Göbl, Christian Kvorning Lassen, Marko Lovec, Milan Nic and Paul Schmidt. Photo: Flickr|European Parliament, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
22. Sep 2016  |  European Union, Migration  |  Central Europe  |  Policy briefs

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Slovakia, the Visegrad Group and Brexit: Charity Should Begin at Home

By Public Relations. PhotolRUSI website.

Dr Jonathan Eyal the International Director of the Royal United Services Institute wrote a commentary with extensive quotes from GLOBSEC Trends public opinion polls titled-  

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:

“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 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:

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