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Jeff Lightfoot

America’s New Partnership with Central Europe

In his remarks in Bucharest, the US Vice President Biden celebrated the democratic and economic development of Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of Communism twenty years ago. The Vice President stressed that the United States now looks for what it can do with Central and Eastern Europe, rather than what it can do for the countries of the region. This important distinction by the Vice President demonstrates the growing normalization of U.S. relationship with Central Europe and further blurs the once profound divisions of the Continent. read more

3rd November 2009, section Articles

Petr Ocelík

Energy Security of the European Union

Editors of Global Politics in cooperation with International Institute of Political Science present the Symposium dedicated to the feverishly discussed issue of EU energy security. It is our great pleasure to publish the answers of experts from Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The questions of GP were answered by Tatiana Romanova, Andrea Figuľova, Ivo Samson, Oldřich Petržílek and Filip Černoch. read more

1st November 2009, section Symposium

Lukáš Hoder

US Foreign Policy Towards Central Europe

After the Middle East Symposium and The Future of the European Union Symposium, editors of the Global Politics journal have decided to launch a Symposium on the Foreign Policy of the United States towards Central Europe. By providing our readers with the opinions of influential scholars from the field, GP aims to stimulate the public debate about the foreign policy of presidents' G. W. Bush, W. J. Clinton and B. H. Obama administrations from the Central Europe´s point of view. Where are the most important differences? What will be the main change during the new B. H. Obama administration? It is our great pleasure to publish the answers of scholars who are current or former members of respectable institutions and think-tanks like Harvard University, Vienna University, Missouri State University, The Heritage Foundation, Center for European Policy Analysis or the Council on Foreign Relations. read more

30th July 2009, section Symposium

Tomáš Vlček

The South China Sea and The Threat of Piracy

This article deals with some aspects of one of serious problems in present international relations, which is the regional problem of piracy. This analysis shows the reader key phenomena why is the piracy in the Southeast Asia such a problem for international relations. The targets of this thesis are first to define the position of the threat of piracy among other threats to this region, second to inform the reader about the situation of piracy in the South East Asian region and its connotation for international relations and third to give some review and also proposals of the present anti-piracy combat efforts. read more

18th June 2009, section Articles

Laura Supjeva

Russian Television under Putin

Since the Vladimir Putin’s accession to the presidency of the Russian Federation in 2000 the state has gone through significant changes and reforms introduced by the new president. The country under Putin’s rule managed the financial crisis of 1998, experienced rapid economic growth and faced power centralization. Particularly, the power rearrangements called for international doubts regarding state of democracy in the federation. One of the democracy threats is Putin’s inter­ference in the realm of free media. Ultimately, the most severe measures realized by Kremlin were undertaken towards television, particularly, TV6, ORT and NTV. This paper seeks for explanation of what made the television to fall into disgrace by analysing the particular role of this medium in Russian society, in Putin’s reforms and in Russian domestic politics. The author also looks at the way, how two media tycoons Gusinsky and Berezovsky were expelled from the media business in Russia, thus turning the Russian television form watchdog to lapdog. read more

5th June 2009, section Articles

Petr Ocelík

EU, Turkey and energy policy

Global Politics on the occasion of conference on “Energy Security of the Caspian Region” (20th November 2008, Brno), held by Azerbaijan and Caspian Studies Center under the International Institute of Political Science, brings an interview with Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in the Czech Republic, His Excellency Mr. Koray Targay. We focused on issues concern EU energy policy in relation to Caspian region, position of Turkey in region, perspectives of regional cooperation in energetics, and Czech-Turkey relations. Why are Caspian energy resources so important for Europe? How should we solve situation in Georgia? What are the foreign policy priorities of Turkey? These and others questions have been answered by H. E. Mr. Koray Targay. read more

27th January 2009, section Interviews

Tomáš Profant

Barcelona Process: Political Background and Goals

Why is the EU interested in the export of norms to the Mediterranean? The answer to this question is quite simple and is being repeated in most of the literature on the Barcelona Process. It seems to be the migration. But is it so? read more

24th February 2008, section Articles

Zuzana Svetlošáková

The Visegrad Four: Further Room for Cooperation

The following essay won the Visegrad Essay Competition 2007. The author has chosen the topic “Hitherto V4 cooperation and its perspectives after EU entry” and devotes to the development of Visegrad cooperation during the past fifteen years. read more

14th June 2007, section Essays

Lyubov Mykulanynets a Tomáš Šmíd

Whither V4? EU Entry as a Turning Point in Visegrad Cooperation

This essay ended third in the Visegrad Essay Competition 2007. The author has chosen the topic “Hitherto V4 cooperation and its perspectives after EU entry” and covers the changes Visegrad cooperation has undergone after EU entry as well as its perspectives. read more

13th June 2007, section Essays

Adriana Klímková a Petr Sprinz

Populism and Nationalism in the V4: Temporary Setback

This essay ended second in the Visegrad Essay Competition 2007. The author has chosen the topic “Populism and nationalism in V4 countries” and addresses the difficulties of democratic transition in the region, offering case studies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. read more

13th June 2007, section Essays

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