Information war monitor for Central Europe: December 2015

29. Jan 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.

Chill winds in Central Europe

On 4-6 December 2015, Slovak Chateau Bela welcomed over 40 high-profile policy makers from around Europe to openly discuss the current security challenges for Europe. Edward Lucas, a journalist and senior editor at the Economist, reflects on the debates at the Chateau Bela Central European Strategic Forum 2015.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: October-November 2015

9. Dec 2015  |  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 Watch: November 2015

By Alena Kudzko. Photo: Kremlin.ru
4. Dec 2015  |  Security and Defence  |  Russia

CEPI’s monthly digest of news and analysis regarding Russia provides insights on important issues affecting the country. Join hundreds of policymakers, diplomats, experts, business people, and academic researchers to stay informed!

Videoblog with SME: Russia responds to shooting down of its jet by Turkey

25. Nov 2015  |  Security and Defence  |  In the media

Turkey shot down a Russian jet that, Turkey claims, violated its airspace on 24 November 2015.

Security challenges for Europe: Recommendations for Europe and Slovakia

By Marian Majer, Milan Šuplata, Jaroslav Naď. Photo credit: US Army, licensed by CC BY 2.0. 
24. Nov 2015  |  Security and Defence, European Union  |  Slovakia  |  Policy briefs

In June 2015 the European Council tasked the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini with developing the EGS (European Global Strategy) – a new strategy of European foreign and security policy. The document shall replace the still valid European Security Strategy from 2003. The original ESS (European Security Strategy) was written in a rather optimistic era of European unification, stabilisation of the European neighbourhood and economic prosperity. However, the security environment in our area has since dramatically worsened.

Towards Warsaw Summit – Central Europe’s interests

3. Nov 2015  |  Security and Defence  |  Central Europe

In the run-up to the Warsaw Summit, planned for July 2016, the Visegrad countries are assessing their progress in meeting the goals set in Wales, and also formulating their priorities for the forthcoming negotiations. On Thursday, 29 October 2015, CEPI hosted a public debate to discuss the Visegrad countries’ priorities for the Warsaw summit.

Crisis in Ukraine and the V4’s Defence and Military Adaption

By Milan Šuplata, Jiří Schneider, Marian MajerPhoto credit: Miroslav Petrasko, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
27. Oct 2015  |  Security and Defence  |  V4  |  Studies

By annexing Crimea and fuelling violence in the Ukraine’s easternmost regions, Russia seriously broke basic principles of international law and shook assumptions about cooperative character of post-Cold War security architecture in Europe. Yet, the seemingly compact Visegrad region has been strikingly disunited on whether these developments constitute a serious threat to their security and security of their allies, and what should be the response vis-à-vis Russia. Some countries of the region have split even at the national level, with their respective political representatives presenting differing or even antagonistic positions before home and foreign audiences.

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