NATO Review - where the experts come to talk. NATO Review takes a regular objective look at major security issues through videos, photostories, podcasts and articles. Contributors have ranged from Madeleine Albright to Afghan bloggers, from three star generals to climate scientists and from top economists through to Chinese journalists. The articles and content in NATO Review do not necessarily represent official opinion or policy of member governments, or of NATO.
Securitycommunity.eu is a free English language information and communication portal targeting representatives from politics, industry and research organisations in the field of European security and defence. The site features opinion pieces, academic article, official documents of the European Institutions and an upcoming events calendar.
The Atlantic Review strives to be the center for news analysis and thoughtful online discussions on contemporary transatlantic relations issues ranging from defense to economics and culture. To achieve this, the website is designed to be used by everybody with an interest in transatlantic relations, and acts as a source for timely news updates, commentary, and the opportunity for people around the world to discuss pressing transatlantic issues. We select, summarize and comment on articles, analyses and reports from a large number of credible sources (newspapers, magazines, and internet media) from across the political spectrum, trying to lay the ground for deeper understanding on both sides of the Atlantic.
Founded in 1999, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is an international, not-for profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchange organizations. Our programs facilitate interaction between individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.
The Democratization Policy Council is a global initiative for accountability in democracy promotion. It was established in 2005 by a group of international affairs professionals from many countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Switzerland and has been registered in Washington, D.C.; registration in Europe is underway. DPC is a non-profit organization under U.S. law and contributions to DPC are tax-deductible in the U.S. For details about our mission, please refer to the About page. DPC associates have widely published on a variety of democratization issues. For links to our opinion pieces, please refer to the Publications page.
Exploring EU Foreign Policy is an online resource guide for researchers, practitioners and students. It is a comprehensive guide through the maze of information related to EU foreign policy. The resources are structured thematically. Every section and sub-section in the left side bar or header offers: official EU documents and EU links; links to related organisations, NGO’s and think tanks; and academic references. Exploring EU Foreign Policy also serves as a website companion to the book The Foreign Policy of the European Union by Stephan Keukeleire and Jennifer MacNaughtan (Palgrave 2008). It offers PowerPoint presentations for each chapter of the book, updated figures and tables on EU foreign policy and resources and further reading for class work, papers and dissertations for educational purposes.
The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is the world’s leading open access information service for International Relations and security professionals. ISN was established in 1994 with the mission of promoting knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration. This ambitious aim achieved through building a network of high-quality information resources, providing e-learning consulting, content and technology services and products, hosting security training program for the intelligence community and offering technical, editorial and administrative support to a host of online communities. The ISN is working with the world’s leading think tanks, universities, research institutes, NGOs and international organizations.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leadership. YPFP is dedicated to honest, informed, thoughtful discussion of international affairs; the professional advancement, intellectual development, and personal growth of its members; camaraderie within its community; and public service. YPFP aims at forming an enduring community of bright and accomplished young people – informed, engaged and involved in foreign policy – based on common goals, mutual interests, and shared values; to develop the leadership, knowledge, skills, and relationships needed to manage international affairs and guide foreign policy into the future.
The European Geopolitical Forum (EGF) is a new instrument designed to elaborate upon European policy makers' and other stakeholders' appreciation of European geopolitics from the perspective of the countries neighbouring the European Union (EU). EGF is an internet based resource which seeks to promote a more balanced, wider-European debate on geopolitics, by expanding the flow of information from east to west. In order to achieve these objectives, the European Geopolitical Forum was established as an independent web-portal which aims to serve as a knowledge hub on the pan-European geopolitical discussion.
In the rapidly-changing world of online publishing, PublicServiceEurope.com is the latest editorial phenomenon from the company that brought you Public Servant magazine and www.publicservice.co.uk.
Through quality journalism and esteemed contributors – in addition to a healthy interactive element – the website aims to be the online knowledge hub for those wanting the inside track on European politics, public administration, management issues and key developments in the business world.
From high-profile interviews with the key politicians and officials across the European Union to reports from the major summits and events, and in-depth coverage of supranational institutions - PublicServiceEurope.com provides a key resource for Brussels and beyond.
The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today (ACT), ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. In addition to the regular press briefings ACA holds on major arms control developments, the Association's staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad.
Euroacademia is a non-profit organization, based in Vienna (Austria), aiming to foster academic cooperation, networking and a platform for dissemination and valorization of academic research results, trends, and emerging themes within the area of concern for European studies, political science, critical studies, cultural studies, history, anthropology, social psychology, semiotics, philosophy, sociology and wider and inclusive interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches that contribute to a better understanding of the ‘self-organizing vertigo’ (Edgar Morin) of the European realm. Euroacademia’s goal is to become a hub for academic interaction on and about Europe.
Visegrad Insight is a new analysis and opinion journal led by accomplished editors from the Visegrad Group countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Its aim is to provide a platform for high profile debate on the perspectives and challenges for cooperation of the Central European governments, business and communities.
New Eastern Europe is a quarterly news journal which focuses on Central/Eastern European affairs. The objective of New Eastern Europe is to enhance understanding, raise awareness and further dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence. New Eastern Europe is not a scholarly journal, but rather takes a more journalistic approach with commentary/analysis from journalists, experts, analysts, writers, historians, as well as leaders and political figures from the East and the West.
Security touches on many aspects of the way we live and are governed. The OSCE's comprehensive view of security covers three “dimensions”: the politico-military; the economic and environmental; and the human. The OSCE's activities cover all three of these areas, from "hard" security issues such as conflict prevention to fostering economic development, ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, and promoting the full respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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ABSTRACT: This work probes the motives of American opposition to Iran’s nuclear programme, and the major techniques deployed in attempting to force a new policy direction in Tehran. It faults the stated claim of the US that its antagonism to Iranian nuclear programme is a factor of the latter’s…
ABSTRACT: Clientelism is a widespread phenomenon, often resulting from preexisting socioeconomic conditions such as inequalities, government dominance over the economy, and deficiencies in political institutions. State formation ushered vote buying into clientelistic behaviour and reinforced…
ABSTRACT: Why has the democratic transition in Egypt stalled? The nonviolent nature of successful uprisings may be an important cause of the subsequent religious radicalisation and volatility of the new regimes. Nonviolent opposition can attract, and be sustained by, the involvement of religious…
ABSTRACT: This article examines and compares the development of Turkish foreign policy towards the Iraqi Federal and the Kurdistan Regional Government (IFG and KRG) since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Relations between Iraqi Kurds and Turkey have undergone remarkable (positive) changes since 2009.…
ABSTRACT: Hailed as the greatest ESDP mission to date, the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) has been oscillating between fulfilling its mission statement crafted in Brussels, while managing the controversial ethnic expectations of the local population in Kosovo. Because of its imposed…
ABSTRACT: ‘I am Georgian and therefore I am European.’ These words spoken by the late Georgian Prime Minister, Zurab Zhvania, in front of the Council of Europe in 1999. During the speech, he expressed Georgia’s EU aspirations and outlined the country’s foreign policy agenda for the next decade.…
ABSTRACT: From its inception defence and security related issues were a major concern of EU policy. However, it was the demise of the USSR that – between 1998 and 2004 – gave a major push to the evolution of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). These changes, combined with the…
ABSTRACT: This work draws upon the novel theoretical framework of European civil society which is based on the complementary concept of civil society. It claims that relations between the Europeanised public spheres, political identities and the politicisation of the EU present an intricate and…
The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) was founded by Mitchell Belfer (Editor in Chief), David Erkomaishvili (Deputy Editor in Chief), Nigorakhon Turakhanova (Head of the Academic Centre) and Petr Kucera, in December 2006, as an autonomous wing of the Department of International Relations and European Studies at Metropolitan University Prague. The initial goal was to develop, and project globally, a uniquely Central European take on unfolding international and security issues. This entailed an initial “out-reach” programme to attract scholars from throughout the four Central European states – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic – to participate in the journal as authors and members of the Editorial and (then) Advisory Boards. By the time of the first issue however, it became clear that CEJISS was also capable of acting as a platform for non-Central European scholars to present their academic research to a more regionalised audience. From issue 1:1 in June 2007 until the present, CEJISS has become, quite literally, a two-way street—it helps Central European scholars enter international academia and international scholars enter Central Europe. This is reflected in the diversity of our boards, authors and readership; and that CEJISS has, over a seven year period, gone from a biannual to a quarterly publication indexed in major scientific citation bodies such as SCOPUS and EBSCO and available in nearly 1000 libraries around the world.
CEJISS now reaches an estimated 45000 people (annually) in more than 180 countries. It has expanded its contents to include:
1) Academic Scholarship — between 6 and 8 peer reviewed, academic articles are published in each issue (in hardcopy and electronic formats)
2) Book Reviews — of the latest international and security literature by some of the leading publishing houses (in hardcopy and electronic formats)
3) eContributions—as short, non-peer reviewed, online commentary articles that reflect on international relations as it happens.
CEJISS is committed to Open Access and ensures that all of its contents – in both hardcopy and electronic formats – remain free: free to read, free to reproduce, free to print and free to quote. This has been made possible by the generous support of Metropolitan University Prague.