Centre for European Security

Centre for European Security

Main goal of the Centre for European Security (CES) is to explore European security issues from a broad interdisciplinary point of view. From conventional military threats to newer topics such as hybrid threats. The Centre supports both classical research and more policy-oriented work and seeks to cover diverse methodological approaches including discourse and critical analysis. This is reflected in a large number of outputs of various formats, from media reviews to policy papers to scientific articles. The same variety applies to the events organized by the CEB, including the regular Security Coffee Encounters attended by the Prague diplomatic community.

Publications of the Centre for European Security

(Past European Security Spotlights are available here.)

The Disappearance of the Battlefield in the War on Terror

The Global War on Terror’s policy of targeted killing is transforming the character of war and undercutting the means to regulate it. (Antoine Bousquet)



 G5 Sahel Joint Force: European Strategy: Should Go Beyond Counter-terrorism

On the 2 July 2017 the leaders of five Sahelian nations, joined by the French president Macron, officially inaugurated the new regional military operation. Mali  and  the  wider  Sahel  region  should  be  provided  with  more support, but is the new counter-terrorist force what is needed? (Jan Daniel).



 Zapad 2017: How should the West respond?

Russia has always conducted military drills more numerous and larger in scale than NATO’s. Zapad 2017 will be held in September and is perceived as a potential threat to the security of the region, especially by the Baltic Republics, not least because both the invasion of Georgia and that of Ukraine were preceded by major military exercises. Is the threat credible, and is the fear of an opportunistically expansionist Russia justified in this context? (Nicolò Fasola)

Fortress Britain vs. Liberal Britain: Responding Effectively to Terrorism

"With troops on the streets after the Manchester attack, liberal Britain is threatened by harsh (and ineffective) responses to terror," writes Benjamin Tallis in the newest European Security Spotlight related to the possible British responses to the terrorist attack in Manchester. (Benjamin Tallis)


 A European Response to Russian Intelligence Activity

Russian spies do not simply gather information, but seek directly to undermine European solidarity, and require a response to match. (Mark Galeotti)



More European Security Spotlights.

 The CES Team

Mark Galeotti
Senior Nonresident Fellow






 Jan Daniel
 Senior Researcher






Petr Boháček
Associate Researcher