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Countering the Far-Right: Regional and Local Approaches for Action

We are happy to announce our team has participated in the workshop: „Countering the Far-Right: Regional and Local Approaches for Action“ organized by the Institute for Democratic Engagement Southeast Europe (IDESE), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe (FES SOE).The workshop took place from 7th to 8th June 2022 in...

New Tension in the Indo-Pacific between China and Allies

After a few weeks of preparations, a new security pact between China and Solomon Islands was signed in April 2022. This step undermines the dominance of the allies in the region, and most likely it is bringing a Chinese military base only 2 000 kilometres far from Australia. For...

Humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Central Asia

Region of Central Asia is considered the sphere of influence of Russia, therefore it is expected for states to be on the side of Moscow and support in some way its military actions. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine proves the exact opposite in some cases, where countries provided...

Cyber Diplomacy: Shaping the Global Governance

Implications without borders Along with fast technology developments and the dynamic of geopolitical competition, so does grow global spending on cybersecurity. The recent global events such as pandemic and Russian invasion in Ukraine have even more so accelerated the need to secure essential infrastractures and protect the growing Digital Age and Industry 4.0....

The Security Situation in Western Balkans vis-a-vis the Russian-Ukrainian War

We have recently hosted a roundtable on the topic The Security Situation in Western Balkans vis-a-vis the Russian-Ukrainian War. The roundtable hosted a discussion regarding the security situation in the Western Balkans taking into consideration the war in Ukraine with a goal of bringing about a critical discussion on the topic and the...

Kazakhstan: One Month after Unrest

The beginning of 2022 brought bloodshed to the streets of Almaty in Kazakhstan - hundreds of dead, thousands of detained, foreign military intervention, tightening of political grip and the fall of the former ruling clan of Nazarbayev's. There are still a lot of open questions, but after one month...

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The Belt and Road, 16+1 Format, and the Global Gateway Strategy: Who Wants What?

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The European Perspective for the Western Balkans

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