01.01.2019 | Elena Zhirukhina
Dr. Elena Zhirukhina has become a new member of our team at the IIR
Dr. Elena Zhirukhina has become a new member of our team at the IIR. Elena will be covering topics relating to security issues as a member of Centre for European Security research team. Previously worked at the Russian Academy of Science, held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of St Andrews, and held a Lecturer position at the Academy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
18.12.2018 | Matúš Halás
A Model Disagreement: The Fall of the Slovak Government during the Eurozone Crisis in 2011
How do you explain the fall of the Slovak government during the Eurozone crisis in 2011? Was it a pure irrationality of the ruling coalition leaders or instead the only rational outcome of a situation given the preferences of actors involved? As usual, the truth is somewhere in between. Find out more in the article published in the journal Europe-Asia Studies and written by our colleague Matus Halas, who interviewed both Iveta Radicova and Richard Sulik.
17.12.2018 | Rudolf Fürst
Rudolf Fürst contributed to the new ETNC Report on Political values in Europe-China relations
The Institute of International Relations is proud to contribute to the new ETNC Report 2018: Political values in Europe-China relations. See the chapter on Czech-Chinese relations written by Rudolf Fürst, a Head of the Centre for EU-Asia relations, there, pp.27-30.
Czechia Direct Democracy: From the Shadows to the Limelight
Jan Kovář, Petr Kratochvíl and Zdeněk Sychra contributed the chapter "Czechia Direct Democracy: From the Shadows to the Limelight" into the edited publication "Direct Democracy in the EU: The Myth of a Citizens’ Union" published by CEPS, Brussels and Rowman & Littlefield International. The book is part of the Erasmus+'s 'Towards a Citizens’ Union' project and is the product of collaboration with 20 renowned think tanks from the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN).
TEPSA Brief “Euro or no Euro, that is the question”
Let us introduce to you new TEPSA brief: “Euro or no Euro, that is the question”, written by our Senior Researcher Petr Kratochvíl and Zdeněk Sychra, Assistant Professor at the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
20.11.2018 | Miroslav Tůma
Two important summits of president Trump and nuclear disarmament expectations
The IIR is presenting a policy brief focusing on debates of president Trump with North Korean and Russian leaders. Is it possible to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation? How will the security attitude of USA towards North Korea change if the denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula comes real? Read the policy brief written by Miroslav Tuma, Centre for International Law, IIR.
Foreing Policy Analysis: German Foreign Policy Toward Russia
New article in Foreign Policy Analysis by Jakub Eberle and Vladimír Handl is focused on the change of German foreign policy towards Russia since the Russia's aggression against Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014.
15.11.2018 | Mary Thomson-Jones
A Czech Arctic strategy? No longer a crazy idea
The IIR is publishing a policy brief on the possible Czech Arctic strategy written by Mary Thompson-Jones, speaker of the 10th International Symposium: Czech Foreign Policy. 
31.10.2018 | Rudolf Fürst
25.10.2018 | Jan Daniel
Navigating Hybrid Political Order: UNIFIL II in South Lebanon
Jan Daniel in his chapter in a report from the annual ASPR „State of Peacebuilding“ conference provides a case study on how UN peacebuilding mandates are being implemented to fit realities on the ground. Focusing on the example of UNIFIL peacekeeping mission, he outlines several practices which help the mission to stay accepted in the region and navigate complex local political and social realities.

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