New security structures: Reforming transatlantic intelligence

By Public Relations. Photo: EPA|Horacio Villalobos.
10. Nov 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  In the media

Kostis Geropoulos, the Energy and Russia Affairs Editor at New Europe interviewed Michael Chertoff, former head of US Homeland Security and David Omand, former Directo

Former spy chiefs call for EU-US intelligence hub

Andrew Rettman from the EUobserver interviews August Hanning, the former head of Germany’s BND intelligence services about the GLOBSEC Intelligence Reform Initiative (GIRI)

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.

Responding to the Change In Europe´s Security Climate

By Tomáš A. Nagy. Photo: Flickr|dvidshub, licensed by CC BY 2.0.
25. Oct 2016  |  Security and Defence, European Union

During the last fifteen years, Europe has witnessed a climate change” in relation to security issues.

Rzeczpospolita and Maidan: How official Russian media inform about Central Europe

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: Flickr| licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0

“Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine confirmed the civilizational choice of its citizens. By removal of oligarchic kleptocratic regime which was supported by Kremlin and by claim to join the united Europe Ukrainians have sent a clear signal how they see the fate of their country.

Strengthening the Eastern Frontier of the V4

On Tuesday, October 11th 2016, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI) participated on roundtable discussion organized by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) in Prague called: V4+ Security – Streng

Information war monitor for Central Europe: August 2016

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.

European Security Without the UK? No, thanks.

On 16 September 2016 Bratislava will host a rare and headline grabbing event – an “informal”  EU Summit with all but one EU leader present. As a seemingly logical consequence of the Brexit vote, the UK prime minister will not attend a meeting devoted to the future of the EU after the recent British vote.  This is, however, more than unfortunate as security features prominently amongst topics to be discussed in Bratislava, and the UK, a traditional net security contributor to both the EU and NATO, will be very much missed there.

GLOBSEC Trends: Central Europe under the fire of propaganda

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.

Russia’s information war in Central Europe: New trends and counter-measures

The main purpose of Russia’s information campaign, as part of hybrid warfare, is to undermine its opponents. Rather than promoting Russia itself, it seeks to achieve gradual decomposition of the institutional framework and security architecture of Europe. The key targets of the Kremlin’s divide et impera strategy in Central Europe have been the EU and NATO, as well as the United States. At the same time, the mass influx of disinformation on often serves Russia directly, presenting it in a positive light at the local level, sometimes even depicting it in the role of the only rational actor, unrecognized or misunderstood peacemaker and saviour.