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Slovak Citizens Fighting with pro-Russian Rebels in Eastern Ukraine: Potocky, Keprta and Branicky

16.04.2016 | Jan Bencik

  This article is part of a series of blog posts written by Slovak investigative blogger Jan Bencik that were previously published in Slovak ...

Will Russia scramble to benefit from Iran’s opening?

12.02.2016 | Jakub Tomášek

Only a few weeks have passed since the IAEA confirmed that Iran complied with the provisions of the nuclear deal. As a quid pro quo, tough economic sanctions were relaxed and European powers wasted ...

The AIIB: A bank ‘made in China‘ becomes operational

20.01.2016 | Jakub Tomášek

On January 16, Beijing hosted the inauguration ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the China-backed financial vehicle initiated two years ago in Jakarta. As the concept garned ...

Russia’s Ability to Inflict Economic Pain via Trade Embargos Diminished by Kiev’s Diversification Efforts

06.01.2016 | Jakub Tomášek

As 2016 begins and Ukraine’s long-awaited trade deal with the EU and Russia’s anticipated free-trade regime cancellation come into effect, signalling a further deterioration of relations ...

Fasten your seatbelts. China enters a new era of E&F diplomacy

20.12.2015 | Jakub Tomášek

Following a string of acquisitions in late summer by China Energy Company Limited (CEFC) on its first spending spree in the Czech Republic, its latest unsuccesful bid for Czech food maker Hamé ...

West should exercise care when cooperating with Qatar over Syria

21.11.2012 | Jan Kužvart

Qatari policy toward Syria can be viewed as constructive and cooperative. They actively support some factions of the Syrian opposition. They are at work on the ground ...

China, the Dalai Lama and frogs

21.11.2012 | Ivana Smoleňová

Support for democracy and human rights has long been a priority of Czech foreign policy. The original architect of this vision, former dissident and President ...

What do Czechs think of Mitt Romney?

08.02.2012 | Stephen Christensen

About two weeks ago, Foreign Policy ran an article entitled, “What the World Makes of Mitt,” ...

Eisen reconfirmed as US Ambassador to the Czech Republic

13.12.2011 | Stephen Christensen

US-Czech relations dodged a bullet yesterday, as current US ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen overcame a filibuster as the US ...

While Athens is burning…

10.11.2011 | Petr Lang

The debt crisis paralysing the EU ...

Greetings from Prague!

04.06.2011 | Oldřich Černý

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Prague Security Studies Institute’s newly ...