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15.04.2019 | Lukáš Tichý
The Islamic State oil and gas strategy in North Africa
The new article by Lukáš Tichý, Head of our Centre for Energy Policy, published in the Energy Strategy Review, Vol. 24 explores the energy strategy of the Islamic State (IS) and the negative impact that the IS attacks have particularly on Egypt and Libya.
11.04.2019 | Tamás Lattmann
Tamás Lattmann: Better Protection of the Rule of Law – or of European Taxpayers’ Money
Tamás Lattmann, senior researcher at Center for International Law, wrote a reflection concerning European Parliament’s proposed regulation which aims for better protection of the rule of law in EU member states and suggests employing financial sanctions in case of shortcomings.
09.04.2019 | Alica Kizeková
The Future of EU-Central Asia Relations
Our Senior Researcher Alica Kizeková attended discussions on strengthening and energizing EU-Central Asia Relations and photo exhibition “Daily lives in Central Asia”, organized by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) at the Centre for Fine Arts “BOZAR” in Brussels on 4th April 2019.
19.03.2019 | Tomáš Profant
New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Eastern European countries were said to be playing catch up with the West, and in the field of development cooperation, they were classified as 'new donors.' This book aims to problematize this distinction between old and new development donors, applying an East–West dimension to global Orientalism discourse.
Panorama 2017-2018
Lukáš Tichý and Jan Daniel each published a chapter in the newest issue of the publication Panorama of the Global Security Environment which is historically the most prestigious project of Central European security and foreign policy community with contributions from all continents. It is published annually and during the years became a standard reference source of security community in the region.
07.03.2019 | Jan Kovář
A Security Threat or an Economic Consequence?
An article by Jan Kovář was published in International Communication Gazette. In the article, the author tests the securitisation of the immigration thesis in the coverage of the refugee crisis in Czech and Slovak media through an analysis of the relative importance of immigration-related frames, and shows that the security-threat frame is the dominant frame in the media, while economic framing is significantly less frequent, and that the security-threat frame is more prominent in tabloids.
01.03.2019 |
Think Visegrad Fellowship – Call for proposals 2019
Expert fellows from non-Visegrad countries with at least five years’ experience in their field of research are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have already made a significant contribution in their field. Application dossiers consisting of the application form, structured CV (including the list of publications) and a motivation letter (maximum 300 words) are to be submitted to thinktank@sfpa.sk by April 14, 2019.
01.03.2019 |
New Visiting Researcher: Christofer Berglund
In March (4th-22nd), the IIR will host Christofer Berglund, Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, where he is affiliated with the Platform for Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR).
26.02.2019 | Petr Kratochvíl
Religion as a Weapon: Invoking Religion in Secularized Societies
New article by professor Petr Kratochvíl in The Review of Faith & International Affairs. The author comes up with the controversial claim that the high levels of secularization can, under certain conditions, make religious arguments stronger, and not weaker as generally assumed. In three case studies, the article shows how religious conservatives forge alliances with secular xenophobic populists, in which culturally defined Christianity becomes the main vehicle for the building of communities of exclusion.
22.02.2019 | Mark Galeotti
Russian Political War: moving beyond the hybrid
New book by Mark Galeotti cuts through the misunderstandings about Russia’s geopolitical challenge to the West, presenting this not as ‘hybrid war’ but ‘political war.’


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