Mgr. Matúš Halás, PhD.

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

phone +420 251 108 100

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2018–present: senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and the head of its Centre for European Security
2016–2018: lecturer in strategic studies, Baltic Defence College, Tartu (Estonia)
2015: science section editor, SME newspaper, Bratislava
2011–2015: assistant professor, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Bratislava


2007–2011: Ph.D. in International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
2002–2007: Mgr. in Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
2003–2006: Bc. in European Studies, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava



Areas of Interest

Deterrence theory
Strategic studies
NATO  and European security
Critical geopolitics
Game theory
Complex systems


Edited Volumes

  • (2014): Geopolitické omyly dvadsiateho storočia [Geopolitical Mistakes of the 20th Century]. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo Univerzity Komenského.

Peer-reviewed Articles

Chapters in Books

  • Halás, Matúš – Navrátil, Matej (2015): Political Science in Slovakia: A Field Divided or champ doublé? In: Krauz-Mozer, Barbara – Kulakowska, Malgorzata – Borowiec, Piotr – Ścigaj, Pawel (eds.): Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 449-476.
  • (2015): A Place for Postmodern Identity in Slovakia. In: Baptista, Maria Manuel (ed.): Identity. Concepts, Theories, History and Present Realities (a European overview). Coimbra: Grácio Editor, pp. 51-67.
  • (2009): Another Twenty Years´ Crisis? In: Korba, Matúš (ed.): Europe After the Caucasus Crisis. Bratislava: Centre for Security Studies, pp. 94-108.

Selected Columns and Media Appearances

Research Projects

  • (2020-22): Adapting the framework for strategic analysis to contemporary security environment. GAČR.
  • (2014): Securing copyrights for the geopolitics reader, Slovenská sporiteľňa.
  • (2012): Influence of social Darwinism upon German political geography, Comenius University grant for young scholars.
  • (2010): Game theoretic modelling of the international relations system. GA UK project No. 73710.
  • (2006): Translating crucial texts of the classical geopolitics, Konto Orange foundation.

Conferences and Seminars

  • 13th ECPR General Conference. Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019.
  • NATO after the Warsaw Summit. CÉRIUM, Montréal, 18 November 2016.
  • 10th ECPR General Conference. Prague, 7-10 September 2016.
  • 23rd IPSA World Congress of Political Science. Montréal, 19-24 July 2014.
  • 6th Russian Congress of Political Science. Moscow, 22-24 November 2012.
  • RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012.
  • 6th ECPR General Conference. Reykjavík, 25-27 August 2011.
  • Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems. Zurich, 20-24 June 2011.
  • European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Krakow, 7-10 June 2011.
  • European Conference on Complex Systems, Lisbon, 13-17 September 2010.
  • Ideas of/for Europe, Chemnitz, 6-9 May 2009.