Oct 14, 2016

Referendum on the refugee quotas in Hungary – protection of sovereignty or much ado about nothing?

The migration crisis has stirred up political debates within the EU and its member states regarding not only possible solutions, but also about the future of the organisation. The first shock has come in the form of the Brexit referendum, the second one c

EU, Hungary, Europe, Migration

Jul 28, 2016

European Re-Engagement in UN Peacekeeping?

The small and medium European states need to face the unexpected challenges to be effectively involved in UN peacekeeping missions

Global Security, NATO, EU, United Nations, Human Rights, Europe, Balkan

Jul 28, 2016

Deterrence or Resilience?

Rather than deploying ground forces on its Eastern flank, the Alliance needs to embrace more sophisticated deterrence measures to dissuade Russia from its disruptive activities. NATO can do this through increased emphasis on resilience, but it must ensure

Cyber Security, Global Security, NATO, Russia, EU, Poland, Education, Europe

Jul 28, 2016

Russia’s Nuclear Brinkmanship

NATO's response must consider both military and political dimensions of Russia's renewed nuclear assertiveness

Global Security, Nuclear, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Europe

Jul 28, 2016

The Derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights by Turkey after the Attempted Coup

After the unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey, its high-level officials, including the president, have constantly talked about the necessity of the introduction of a state of emergency, and it has actually been declared on 20 July. At the same time, the p

Global Security, EU, United Nations, Democracy, Human Rights, Europe, Turkey

Jul 28, 2016

When the Gloves Go Off? Turkey Intends to Suspend the European Convention on Human Rights

Could the state of emergency and the suspension of the ECHR justify the measures which have been adopted in Turkey in the past days (removal of public servants and teachers, purge in the judiciary, ban on academic travel, etc.)? With the ECHR suspended, a

Global Security, United Nations, Democracy, Human Rights, Europe, Turkey

Jul 21, 2016

(Inter)National Reconstruction: Revising Poststructuralist Encounters with the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The most serious problems in Bosnia and Herzegovina today are linked to the political practices of conflicting visions of nationhood and statehood. The international intervention in the country was expected to create self-sustaining political institutions

Global Security, EU, Human Rights, Europe

Jul 21, 2016

Reinstating the death penalty in Turkey after the attempted coup?

After the unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey, both high-level officials and the pro-government public suggest the reinstatement of the death penalty. Unfortunately the question tends to re-surface from time to time in other states as well, but rarely wit

EU, United Nations, Democracy, Human Rights, Asia, Europe

Jan 19, 2016

PCTR in 2015

PCTR continued in organizing public lectures and conferences throughout the year of 2015. Total of 17 events were arranged and in cooperation with its partners, professional publications and policy papers were published.

Cyber Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Czech Republic, Democracy, Media, Education, Europe

Jan 19, 2016

A More Geopolitical Eastern Partnership: U-Turn or “The Lady’s Not For Turning”?

Report on the latest revisions to the EU's Eastern Partnership policy

EU, Europe

Nov 17, 2015

Jiri Schneider interview on Security Situation after Paris Attacks

PSSI's Senior Fellow Jiri Schneider discussed the security situation in Europe and the challenges and possible scenarios following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, in an interview (in Czech) for DVTV

Global Security, Europe, Migration

Sep 21, 2015

EU and NATO: Enhancing cooperation to counter hybrid threats

In order to develop complementary and mutually supportive approaches to counter hybrid warfare, NATO and the EU have agreed to intensify cooperation. While individual Member States of both organisations have primary responsibility for defending against hy

Cyber Security, NATO, EU, Europe

Sep 21, 2015

Bad or Even Worse?

The migrants and refugees streaming into the European Union have cast a dark shadow on the Schengen agreement: when everyone enjoys freedom of movement, it isn’t possible to regulate the number of people in any one EU member state.

Global Security, EU, Middle East, Europe, Migration

Sep 10, 2015

Europe's looming dichotomy

What we now see in Central Europe is not the result of the unfinished business of post-communist transition. It is more like a mirror in which societies to the West should start recognising traces of themselves.

EU, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Media, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Migration

Jul 23, 2015

A Moldovan Yerevan

Near-bankrupt and facing utility rate hikes and budget cuts, is Moldova in for a period of unrest?


Jul 20, 2015

Nenechte se terorizovat

The article outlines current worldwide trends in terrorism and political violence. It argues that 'terrorism' conventionally understood remains a marginal risk. The 'terrorists' we should be concerned about, instilling fear in people to further their poli

Global Security, Middle East, Czech Republic, Europe, Migration

Jun 29, 2015

Summary – Euro-Atlantic Café: Geopolitical challenges of Europe

On the 22nd June, 2015 CEID hosted Mr.George Friedman, founder of Stratfor , Ms.Janne Haaland Matláry, Professor of the Oslo University and former State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and our Board Member, Prof. István Gyarmati for

Energy Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, Hungary, Democracy, Europe, Migration

Apr 22, 2015

Risk Assessment in Construction Process in Nuclear Sector within the Central and Eastern Europe

The article deals with potential risks that emerge within the construction process of new nuclear units in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The authors analyse contemporary situation in the region with regard to risks potentially emerging in each

Energy Security, Nuclear, Czech Republic, Hungary, V4, Europe

Mar 17, 2015

“Nothing Is Imposed in This Policy!” The Construction and Constriction of the European Neighbourhood

Does the EU behave towards its neighbours like a partner or like a colonist? Find out in the new article by Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň and Petr Kratochvíl published in the journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political.

EU, Europe

Mar 17, 2015

Jana Kobzová on Slovakia's changing position on Russia sanctions

As part of ECFR team, providing view from Bratislava, CEPI associate fellow Jana Kobzová commented on Slovakia's changing stance on Russia.

Russia, Slovakia, Europe

Sep 05, 2014

Ukraine: On the Edge of Europe

PSSI's Senior Fellow Jiří Schneider offers a sobering analysis of the current stand-off over Ukraine. Will eastern Ukraine follow the path of Transdnestr and join Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia as a territory of so-called frozen conflicts? I

Russia, Ukraine, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

German "Energiewende" and real chances for its success (or failure).

Germany decided to substantially change its energy policy, step known as "Energiewende". After almost three years after Fukushima disaster, turn of German policy and start of massive deployment of renewable energy sources, it is beginning to be clear that

Energy Security, Nuclear, EU, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

New Act to prohibit the extraction of Shale Gas in the Czech Republic

The discovery and the beginnings of extraction of shale gas have raised hopes about energy independence in many countries around the globe. In the Czech republic, the extraction of shale gas is only in the state of considerations and research and accordin

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, EU, Czech Republic, V4, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

RES: Is the Czech Republic heading towards the 20-20-20 target?

The entire political representation agrees so far that trying to meet 2020 goals only made the Czech Republic less competitive, especially thanks to the rising costs of renewable energy resources for both industry and consumers. Therefore, the politicians

Energy Security, EU, Czech Republic, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

New EU Energy Strategy: Fight of emissions and economy

Article assesses position of respective EU countries towards new EU Energy Strategy (2030). There are various levels of conflict: between member states, economists and enviromentalists and last but not least in between various technologies, which should b

Energy Security, EU, Europe

Jul 24, 2014

EU and electricity generation

Article deals with the problem of generation adequacy which occured in connection with new Czech energy strategy. Will Czech republic and the whole EU have enough capacity for uninterrupted electricity supply? Will we have to import electricity in the fut

Energy Security, EU, Czech Republic, Europe

May 27, 2014

We should not be afraid of China-Russian deal

Do we really need to be afraid of China-Russian gas deal? Article assesses the current situation of Gazprom (financial as well as geopolitical) and the possible impact of the deal on further development.

Energy Security, Oil and Gas, Russia, EU, Europe

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