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.

Away from the spotlight: Balkan route and Visegrad approach to refugees in 2017

By Public Relations. Photo: Flickr|European Parliament, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
27. Feb 2017  |  Migration  |  Central Europe  |  Event reports

On Wednesday, February 22, the Globsec Policy Institute (GPI) organised a regional workshop Away from the spotlight: Balkan route and Visegrad approach to refugees in 2017.

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.

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:

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