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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...

Will the French Presidency Resolve the Issue of Enlargement in the Western Balkans?

  Will the French Presidency Resolve the Issue of Enlargement in the Western Balkans? Well-known as a sceptical state in relation to the enlargement of the European Union, France holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first six months of 2022. There are a lot of...

China and Iran Strategic Partnership

China and Iran Strategic Partnership A deal struck in March 2021 between Iran and China concluding a strategic pact and binding both parties for a quarter of a century might be alarming for the West. This pact includes not only oil and gas but also military, intelligence and connectivity to...

Indo-Pacific: Defence Pact between Japan and Australia

Japan and Australia signed a historical defence pact on January 6th, 2022, during the virtual summit between Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. For Japan, the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is only the second agreement of military character outside of cooperation with the United...

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The European Perspective for the Western Balkans

Membership in the European Union (EU) remains the political commitment of the Western Balkan states. The European perspective, however, obliges the aspiring states to...

Unrest in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) is an autonomous region in eastern Tajikistan, located in the Pamir Mountains. The area of the region makes up almost...

China’s War of Attrition against Taiwan

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 created a huge turmoil in the international sphere. When most of the world and media recovered...

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...

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...