The challenge of countering Islamic extremism in Germany continues to vex policy makers, the security community and the wider public. The paper identifies key Islamic extremist actors in Germany and analyses the threat they pose to the German liberal-order. Authored by Kay Westenberger and Jan Stehlík of the Internal Security Program, it is available in English and German. Číst dále
Kremlin Watch Program presents a new empirical research publication that describes the influence of Russian disinformation operations worldwide, using case studies of Brexit, the Catalan crisis, U.S. presidential election and more. Authored by Veronika Špalková, it is available in English and German.
Kremlin Watch Program of the European Values Think-Tank publishes a new Report on the lessons for the Moldoval government and the international community in regards to external propaganda. This case study of the situation in Moldova was prepared by Vladislav Saran, director of the independent Analytical Center Spirit Critic. Available in PDF.
This report is a follow-up to the Overview of countermeasures by the EU28 to the Kremlin’s subversion operations conducted by the European Values Think-Tank and published in May 2017. It summarises the attitudes, policies, and strategic responses of the EU28 to Russia’s disinformation campaigns and other hostile influence operations. The special focus in this updated issue is on the main developments and changes, positive or negative, which took place during the months after the original report was published. Specifically, the developments have been updated up to June 1st, 2018. Read the PDF.
Czech deputies and senators regularly travel to Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, the regions that are suffering from the conflict with Pro-Russian separatists. There is one concrete goal in these trips and that is to legitimize the Russian foreign policy and their regime and not only for the Russian internal propaganda but to the international audience as well. Czech legislators behave this way with no matter how the official Czech or EU foreign policies are, precisely speaking of the sanction regime that was enforced on Russia in 2014 for breaking the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the RF. Download the new Kremlin Watch Report by Junior Analyst Markéta Krejčí here. Číst dále
Kremlin Watch Program presents a flagship publication from the 2018 STRATCOM SUMMIT: The Prague Manual: How to Tailor National Strategy Using Lessons Learned from Countering Kremlin’s Hostile Subversive Operations in Central and Eastern Europe. Číst dále
New Kremlin Watch Report by Markéta Krejčí, a Junior Analyst, looks into the accusations of Czech involvement in the case of Skripal’s poisoning, which were fueled by Czech president Zeman’s statements. The report concludes that there is no reason to think that the Czech Republic is involved in Skripal’s poisoning by creating or handling the Novichok and that the Czech president again proved that he will serve the interests of Kremlin and go against the official Czech position. Read the full report. Číst dále
European Values Think-Tank and The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies present a new background paper, which provides a brief introduction to the existing measures against Islamic extremism in Europe. It describes some of the measures adopted by the European Union, as well as selected Member States: France, United Kingdom, and Germany. Access the paper here. Číst dále