Information war monitor for Central Europe: April 2016

4. May 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

CEPI`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. 

Towards EU Global Strategy: Visegrad Perspectives

As part of the GlOBSEC 2016 Bratislava Forum GLOBSEC Policy Institute hosted a session Towards EU Global Strategy: Visegrad Perspectives in cooperation with the EU Institute for Security Studies. The panel focused on the key messages of the new strategy, priorities for Visegrad countries, and the ways, in which these messages should be communicated to policy makers in the EU and abroad as well as the public.

What the NATO ‘enhanced’ force on the eastern border should look like

By Tomáš Valášek, Ian Brzezinski, Camille Grand. Photo: U.S. Army on flickr, licensed by CC BY 2.0.
15. Apr 2016  |  Security and Defence

At this moment, NATO countries are deciding how to strengthen military presence in Central Europe. Since the 2014 invasion of Ukraine many allies have deployed forces to the region – but mostly in limited numbers, on short-term rotations and without much coordination. That is due to change at the NATO summit in Warsaw in July. There, the 28 heads of state and government are to pledge to contribute forces to a new ‘enhanced’ forward presence. Its purpose will no longer be to reassure anxious allies in the East but to deter, and if necessary defend against, external aggression. To this end, the new forces in Central Europe are supposed to be beefier and more combat ready. The US has announced the deployment of a brigade, on rotational basis, to NATO’s eastern frontiers.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: March 2016

By Milan ŠuplataPéter KrekóJakub JandaAdam PetrikovičLóránt Győri, ​Veronika Víchová. Photo: Shawn Harquall|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0
12. Apr 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

CEPI’s monthly 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.

Russia’s military resurgence and implications for the NATO Alliance

By Filip Tuček. Photo: Ministry of Defense of Russia
11. Apr 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Russia

Myths about Russia’s military might (or lack thereof – depending on the source) have flooded the public space. It is on high time to remove the cloak of mystery, analyse facts, and look objectively into how Russia has sought to rebuild its armed forces. The better understanding of both Russia’s military achievements and limitations is vital to make optimal policy decisions, not least at the July NATO Summit in Warsaw.

GLOBSEC CHAT with General Hodges

16. Mar 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Slovakia  |  Press releases

President Obama’s budget request to invest an additional $3.5 billion in the US military presence in Europe is a strong expression of the American commitment to deter Russia and to defend NATO allies, Commander of US Army in Europe, Gen. Ben Hodges, said at GLOBSEC Chat in Bratislava on 14 March 2016. However, the effective defence of the NATO territory faces serious national procedural hurdles that only member states can remove.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: February 2016

By Milan ŠuplataPéter KrekóJakub Janda, Adam PetrikovičLóránt Győri. Photo: Mark Deckers|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
11. Mar 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

CEPI’s monthly 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.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: January 2016

22. Feb 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

CEPI’s monthly 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.

Briefing with Head of NATO StratCom center in Riga

12. Feb 2016  |  Security and Defence

Representatives of the Slovak government, think tanks, NGOs, and media discussed the ongoing Russian information campaign against the West with Director of NATO’s Strategic Communication Center of Excellence Jānis Sārts.

DAV4 five years later: Success or a missed opportunity?

1. Feb 2016  |  Security and Defence  |  V4  |  Studies

In 2010, at the beginning of the Slovak presidency in the Visegrad Group (V4), the Slovak Atlantic Commission (in 2011 joined by the Central European Policy Institute – CEPI) asked several experts from the V4 countries, to discuss possibilities of defence and security cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The experts were asked to come up with specific measures and solutions that could deepen and improve the hitherto limited cooperation.

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