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Author: Michal Kořan, Petr Nečas, Jan Österreicher, Bohuslav Pernica, Jiří Šedivý, Pavel Štalmach, Alexandr Vondra
Uploaded: Apr 16, 2015
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) realized, with the support of the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic, in 2014 the project „The Czech Republic in Common Security and Defense Policy of the EU between the Past and the Future: Audit and Perspectives“, which was held in the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Czech Republic in the European Union. One of the aims of this project was to develop a policy paper with active participation of selected experts. Now, the publication is available for download in PDF format for free.
The authors are Michal Kořan, the Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations; Petr Nečas, a teacher and former Prime Minister; Jan Österreicher, the guarantor of Security studies program at the CEVRO Institute and Director of Military Health Institute of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic; Bohuslav Pernica, Institute of Regional and Security Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administration of University of Pardubice; Jiří Šedivý, the former Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, guarantor of MPA program - Safety and Crisis Management at the CEVRO Institute; Pavel Štalmach, Military Intelligence and former deputy for the economy of Minister of Defense; Alexandr Vondra, the Director of the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations and former Minister of Defense and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
We would also like to thank our partner RWE Česká republika for their financial support of this policy paper. A physical copy of the publication can be obtained (for free) at the CEVRO Institute‘s library (Jungmannova 17, Prague 1).
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Sep 21, 2015 / Maksym Bugriy
As the Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues to rage on in Donbas (Pravda.com.ua, August 11), a popular sentiment regarding Kyiv’s relationship with NATO is likely to revive debates on Ukraine’s “Finlandization”—a strategic option notably proposed by Dr. Z
Sep 21, 2015 / Kalev Stoicescu
Most NATO members continue to reduce their defence budgets, in spite of Russia’s assertiveness, continued aggression against Ukraine and the risk of conflict spill over. Russia, pretending that the West is its worst enemy, is doing quite the opposite, hav
Sep 21, 2015 / Emmet Tuohy
ICDS researcher Emmet Tuohy writes on on recent Baltic corruption scandals. Tuohy discusses whether it is possible to view the Maģonis case not as a sign of widespread corruption at the highest levels of Baltic business and politics, nor as a security ris
Sep 04, 2015 / Wojciech Konończuk
The comprehensive reform of the gas sector is one of the most important and most difficult reforms Ukraine has to implement.
Aug 28, 2015 / Marta Szpala, Marta Jaroszewicz
When the mounting scale of the influx of refugees to Europe, their determination and the weakness of the Macedonian state are all taken into account, a further escalation of the crisis should be expected, not only in Macedonia but also in Serbia.
Aug 14, 2015 / Krzysztof Strachota
The world is fascinated with the phenomenon of Islamic State, failing to notice that the Middle East is going through a crisis – and this is the main challenge.
Aug 07, 2015 / Yury Fedorov
At the time, when the world is remembering the enormous tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Yury Fedorov in his new policy paper analyses what consequences might the looming crisis of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty have.
Jul 29, 2015 / Adam Balcer, Spasimir Domaradzki, Marta Szpala
The region needs the new impulse for institutional transformation and a change of the development model.
Jul 29, 2015 / Attila Kovács
Comparative Analysis of the Legislative Instruments of the 2013 Common Agricultural Policy Reform
Jul 24, 2015 / Nikola Trendov, Laszlo Vasa
The Case of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
Jul 24, 2015 / Márton Ugrósdy
New analysis by Márton Ugrósdy researcher of Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jul 21, 2015 / Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, Hedvika Koďousková, Filip Černoch, Lukáš Lehotský, Veronika Zapletalová, Anna Leshchenko
Executive summary of a broader study focusing on assessment of the behaviour of Russian state-owned companies in natural gas and nuclear sectors in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia
Jul 21, 2015 / Filip Černoch, Břetislav Dančák, Jan Osička
Assessment of German
Jul 13, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of the PCTR Newsletter.
Jul 08, 2015 / Joerg Forbrig
This conflict will be shaped by the degrees to which both sides are able to maintain their internal cohesion. It may become a race against time, with both sides banking on the cohesion of the other fading before their own ranks break apart.
Jul 03, 2015 / Michal Smetana
D.SQ Security Brief
Jul 01, 2015 / Tomasz Piechal
The overriding goal of the governments of the so-called "People's Republics" is to maintain and develop their military potential.
Jul 01, 2015 / PSSI, Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University
Executive summary of a joint study presented during the conference "Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Operations of Russian State-Owned Energy Enterprises" is now available.
Jun 30, 2015 / Dagmar Rychnovska
D.SQ Security Brief
Jun 16, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Milan Nič, Maria Staszkiewicz, Milan Zubíček, Marian Majer,
In a global marketplace, the Visegrad Group countries are very small markets. But taken together, they present an interesting, underdeveloped market of over 65 million customers whose digital economic potential is only starting to be exploited.
Jun 10, 2015 / Dániel Bartha, Jakub Kufčák, Marian Majer, Mário Nicolini
NATO seems to be getting back to its old routines and the Wales commitments are slowly being pushed to the backburner. This is shocking, given that Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine continues unabated.
Jun 09, 2015 / Ivana Smolenova
This paper provides an overview of the pro- Russian disinformation activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, identifies frequently used narratives, and brings attention to the similarity of arguments and messages used by a pro-Russian media with no f
Jun 03, 2015 / Vít Dostál and Ondřej Mocek
The European Parliament has never played such an important role in the EU’s decision-making; the four Visegrád countries (V4) could benefit from the aggregated strength of their MEPs.
May 26, 2015 / Marta Jaroszewicz, Piotr Żochowski
From a public opinion point of view, corruption has been the gravest problem of today’s Ukraine, excepting the armed conflict in the east of the country.
May 20, 2015 / Tomáš A. Nagy
Even with a decimated political opposition, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to navigate his country through the uncharted waters of a likely governmental reform process and a likely controversial and divisive EU membership referendum.
May 20, 2015 / Expert Group
Since the EU’s Eastern partnership Summit in Vilnius Belarus proved to be a master of balancing between East and West, yet it is currently between a rock and a hard place.
Apr 30, 2015 / Kateřina Lišaníková
CENAA is glad to present you a brand new issue of the Policy Papers series, called “The Growing Popularity of Far-Right Swedish Democrats”. The article is written by Kateřina Lišaníková.
Apr 27, 2015 / Tomasz Dąborowski
The debate about the expansion of the gas infrastructure in central and south-eastern Europe.
Apr 24, 2015 / Konrad Popławski
Germany is working on a plan which would allow Greece to remain in the eurozone, even if the government in Athens announces that the country is bankrupt.
Apr 16, 2015 / Michal Kořan, Petr Nečas, Jan Österreicher, Bohuslav Pernica, Jiří Šedivý, Pavel Štalmach, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) is delighted to present the new Policy Paper entitled
Apr 10, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations offers a possibility to download the latest issue of PCTR Newsletter.
Apr 06, 2015 / Kamil Gregor, Juraj Medzihorský, Peter Spáč, Michal Škop, Petr Voda
CENAA would like to present a set of four comprehensive research papers
Mar 25, 2015 / Aliaksei Kazharski
Aliaksei Kazharski provides his insight on political and security implications of Kaliningrad’s geographical and historical peculiarities.
Mar 23, 2015 / Róbert Ondrejcsák
CENAA is delighted to present a new issue of the Policy Paper entitled “Modernization of Slovak Armed Forces: Reasons, Main Weapons Systems, Principles and challenges“. Róbert Ondrejcsák, the director of CENAA, analyzes the process of modernization of th
Mar 19, 2015 / Ewa Fischer
The Kremlin has moved away from undertaking structural changes and unpopular social reforms (such as pension reform), in fear of a rise in social discontent.
Mar 18, 2015 / Markéta Wittichová
European Security Spotlight No. 7
Mar 14, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
The PTCR offers you to download the second PCTR Newsletter issue in 2015, which contains not only information about PCTR events, but especially about the most important news from the field of Euro-Atlantic relations, which happened in February.
Mar 11, 2015 / Milan Šuplata
Security and Defense Policy Brief
Feb 25, 2015 / Rudolf Fürst
Čína se dosud nebývalou měrou začala zajímat o postkomunistickou část Evropy. Tento zájem je motivován ekonomicky, obavy z čínského „rozděl a panuj“ v EU jsou zatím neúměrné.
Feb 24, 2015 / Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, Kamil Frymark
Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, profound changes in Germany’s thinking about Russia can be observed.
Feb 20, 2015 / Wojciech Konończuk
The still strong oligarchic system will be one of the impediments in the process of reforming the Ukrainian state.
Feb 19, 2015 / Marcin Kaczmarski
The New Silk Road idea is a flexible formula used by China in its dialogue with many other countries.
Feb 18, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukas Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomas Pojar, Leah Scheunemann, Jiri Schneider, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) published with the kind support of a non-profit organization Zaostřeno, o.p.s. and RWE Česká republika a bilingual publication Czech – American relations: A roadmap for the future
Global Security, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, USA, NATO, Russia, EU, United Nations, Middle East, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Democracy, Education, Human Rights, V4, Europe, Afghanistan, Economic Security, Energy Security
Feb 08, 2015 / Jan Váška
Many policy areas are up for discussion, from the working time directive to financial regulation, but symbolic issues will be important as well.
Feb 05, 2015 / Radomír Špok, Zuzana Kasáková, Petr Volek
Reccomendations from the round table on the policy of cohesion organised as a part of the National Convent on the EU.
Feb 05, 2015 / Henry Plater-Zyberk
The publication "Russia's Contribution as a Partner in the War on Terrorism" was written by PSSI's Senior Research Fellow Henry Plater-Zyberk for the Strategic Studies Institute(SSI), the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security resear
Feb 03, 2015 / Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Anett Arany, Máté Szalai
Direct and indirect effects of the emergence of the Islamic State on international politics - including question of refugees, situation of Christians in the Middle East, foreign fighters from Europe and rivalry among the radical Islamist networks
Jan 30, 2015 / John K. Glenn, Bruce P. Jackson, Lukáš Kovanda, A. Wess Mitchell, Cameron Munter, Tomáš Pojar, Jiří Schneider, Alexandr Vondra
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) organized in 2014, in cooperation with the American Think-tank Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a project which was supported by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jan 30, 2015 / Miroslav Tůma
Miroslav Tůma: Strukturu knihy tvoří tři hlavní tematické bloky, jež jsou zdánlivě odlišné: Události a aktivity ovlivňující jaderně odzbrojovací a neproliferační proces (2011–2014), Klíčová regionální jaderně odzbrojovací a neproliferační problematika na
Jan 29, 2015 / Andrej Findor
Policy Paper presents a basic conceptual framework to the theory of radicalization and de-radicalization. This framework serves as a theoretical basis for studying the development of electoral behaviour as well as for designing interventions on the local
Jan 08, 2015 / Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR)
Sep 30, 2014 / Cameron Munter
The seventh policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / A. Wess Mitchell and Leah Scheunemann
The sixth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / John K. Glenn
The PCTR offers you the possibility to download the fifth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 30, 2014 / Bruce P. Jackson
The PCTR offers you the possibility to download the fourth policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Sep 04, 2014 / Dominik Jankowski
The current Russian-Ukrainian conflict is a game changer for European security. The entire European security architecture has trembled as the eastern flank of the continent has been destabilised. If the conflict cannot act as a unifier for the transatlant
Aug 26, 2014 / Tomáš Profant, Patryk Toporowski
In their recent policy paper, Tomáš Profant and Patryk Toporowski of the Polish Institute of International Affairs find some similarities between Poland and the Czech Republic in their approaches to the Banking Union and recommend a cooperation of both co
Jul 01, 2014 / PSSI Prague
PSSI just published its bi-annual 2012&2013 report. The report includes information about all activities, conferences, publications and educational programs undertaken by PSSI in the last 2 years
Jun 21, 2014 / Padrtová Barbora (edt.)
Publication includes tailor-made recommendations in the field of Security Sector Reform (SSF) for individual South Caucasus countries based on best and worst practices of V4 countries.
Jun 16, 2014 / Lukáš Kovanda (ECONOMIC CONSULTANT)
The third policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project
Jun 16, 2014 / Tomáš Pojar (VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CEVRO INSTITUTE)
The second policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project
Jun 16, 2014 / Jiří Schneider (SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS, PSSI)
The first policy paper of the Connection Prague – Washington: How to strengthen transatlantic tie between the Czech Republic and the United States of America… project.
Jun 14, 2014 / Vicenová Radka, CENAA
Even though European Parliament elections are considered to be rather second-order, i.e. with low attraction for voters, the discussion within the pre-election campaign brought up a wide range of important topics from various areas of public life.
May 28, 2014 / Petr Pavlik, Department of World Economy, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
This publication is a collection of papers presented at the annual conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes organised by Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics
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