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09.12.2019 | Lukáš Tichý
Russian energy discourse on the V4 countries
IIR researcher Lukáš Tichý has just published an article co-authored with Zbyněk Dubský in a prestigious peer-rewieved journal, Energy Policy. The article explores the energy relations between the Russian Federation and the V4 countries.
02.12.2019 |
Czech Journal of International Relations Vol 54, No 4 is out
Dear readers, a new issue of the Czech Journal of International Relations is out. The three peer-reviewed articles of this issue focus on highly relevant matters of international security: indirect interventions in civil wars, European defence cooperation, and the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. The issue also features seven reviews on recently published titles.
29.11.2019 | Lukáš Tichý
EU Political Discourse on the Energy Security Relations with Russia
The article explores the energy security relations of the European Union with the Russian Federation through the prism of the political discourse. It identifies key formations and topics related to the concept of security.
28.11.2019 | Matúš Halás
A Global Arms Control Regime on Short- and Medium-Range Missiles
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which resolved the crisis in the 80s between East-West relations, limiting ground-launched delivery vehicles with a range between 500 and 5,500 km, ceased to be a valid international law document since August 2019 between the United States and the Russia Federation. Matúš Halás, Head of Center for European Security (IIR), illustrates in his Policy Paper titled "A Global Arms Control Regime on Short and Medium-Range Missiles" the example of a possible global regime limiting the development and deployment of ground-launched short- and medium-range ballistic and cruise missiles.
27.11.2019 | Miroslav Tůma
The Importance of Verification and Transparency in the Nuclear-Arms Control
Miroslav Tůma in his  new Policy Paper titled "The Importance of Verification and Transparency in the Nuclear-Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Process" explains how monitoring and verification procedure associated with the nuclear-arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament process is nowadays important, especially in the sphere between US and Russia, which posses 90% of nuclear weapons all over the world. The author also analyses the development of the verification procedure in this field and its future course.
12.11.2019 | Alica Kizeková
The European Union in Central Asia: Balancing Competing Actors and Opportunities for the V4 Countries
Alica Kizeková, PhD., researcher at the IIR, published a policy paper within the framework of a platform Think Visegrad, which deals with the strategy of European Union in Central Asia and the opportunities for the states of Visegrád Group.
07.11.2019 | Elena Zhirukhina
In-between domestic terrorism, al-Qaeda, and ISIS...
Elena Zhirukhina in her chapter "In-between domestic terrorism, al-Qaeda, and ISIS, or how Russia sees prospects of security cooperation with the EU" explores that how security cooperation is portrayed publicly indicates the message one actor wants its counterpart to receive. Public discourse following terrorist attacks, inter alia, constitutes a great resource for promoting a state’s agenda utilizing an emerged international attention.
01.11.2019 |
Call for Application: EU NPDC Internship at the IIR
The Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) has been the leading academic institution for the study of international relations in the Czech Republic since 1957. An active member of international research networks, the Institute’s mission is to conduct excellent academic research in the field of international relations and other related disciplines.
30.10.2019 | Benjamin Tallis
An International Politics of 'Czech' Architecture
Why look to international politics if you want to understand architecture? Taking examples from the late Habsburg era to the present.
30.10.2019 | Elena Zhirukina
Foreign Fighters from Central Asia: Between Renunciation and Repatriation
Central Asia represents the third biggest source of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria. Facing the need to deal with returnees - foreign fighters and their associates, the Central Asian states transitioned from taking a peremptory position of no return and citizenship deprivation for those who travelled to the war zones to providing an active assistance in bringing them back, domestically prosecuting or rehabilitating them. This commentary outlines adopted polices and addressing dilemma of hard and soft approaches to this matter.


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