IIR in the media

06.11.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Putin’s Needy Little Helpers Are Ruining Russia (Op-ed)
New reports of contract killings point to an emerging class of Kremlin businessmen sending Russia back in time. Mark Galeotti discusses the topic further in his op-ed for the Moscow Times.
02.11.2018 |
08.10.2018 | Jan Hornát
Transatlantic tensions and its implications for NATO enlargement
Jan Hornát was a guest in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Georgia Service speaking about the current state of affairs in transatlantic relations. Is there a crisis in the transatlantic bond? How do current tensions affect the prospects of Georgia becoming a NATO member? Watch the program to find out more (Jan’s interview starts at circa 5:00 min.)
12.09.2018 | Petr Kratochvíl
„Der Tiefpunkt war im Jahr 2015“
Petr Kratochvíl was a guest of "Radio Praha - auf Deutch" in connection to the meeting of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Among the topics discussed was also migration. You can listen to the interview (in German) below.
07.06.2018 | Tallis
Offensive liberalism: Emmanuel Macron and the New European Politics
"Can President Macron save the EU as a legitimate liberal institution, through a deliberate re-politicisation of European politics? What he attempts also has the potential to destroy it," writes Benjamin Tallis in his piece for openDemocracy.
29.03.2018 | Mark Galeotti
Britain Has No Clue Why It’s Punishing Russia
"Before you sanction Putin, it would help to know what you're after," writes Mark Galeotti in his analysis for Foreign Policy. The analysis focuses on British retaliatory measures in response to attack on former Russian spy and his daughter.
29.03.2018 | Jan Hornát
Paul Ryan’s visit to Prague
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan was in the Czech Republic on a two-day visit, the highest-placed US official to visit the country in nine years. Although the visit had been labelled as private, the US House Speaker had a packed agenda of meetings with Czech politicians and he was the first foreign official ever to address a session of the Czech Chamber of Deputies. Daniela Lazarová from Radio Prague spoke with our Senior Researcher Jan Hornát and asked him to comment on the significance of this visit.
29.03.2018 | Petr Kratochvíl
Prague has become a hub for Russian activities in broader Central Europe
President Putin’s re-election for a fourth term in office has evoked mixed reactions in the Czech Republic, reflecting the different perceptions of Russia today. President Zeman, who is seen as a strong supporter of President Putin, presents Russia as a promising business partner, but many politicians and ordinary people in this country still see Russia as a threat. So is Russia under Putin a partner or a threat – that’s a question Daniela Lazarová from Radio Prague put to our Director, Petr Kratochvíl.
Egypt's War on Terror: A Year Later
A year ago, Dr. Helena Reimer Burgrová, IIR's Associate Researcher wrote the paper ‘Egypt´s failing war on terror’ for the Egypt Policy Brief series of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. A year on she sees a mounting escalation of the so called ‘War on Terror’ waged by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. With scores of dead civilians especially in Sinai, Reimer Burgrová assesses, that al-Sisi tries to legitimize his rule, while failing to provide real security for the Egyptian people.
22.02.2018 | Jan Kovář
Euroscepticism is on the Rise in the Czech Republic
Jan Kovář explores the rising euroscepticism in the Czech Republic in his newest article for Emerging Europe.

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