Commentaries

The German Path to Afghan Peace

Germany believes that it has a plan to develop lasting peace in Afghanistan. But short-term…

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Embattled Instagram in Iran closer to complete shutdown than ever before

The Iranian presidential election promising a major change is just around the corner. Reformists…

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Cyber Attack with National Security Implication, but no Intentions

The Darkside ransomware attack of US infrastructure shows the real danger of for profit cyber…

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Authoritarian Statecraft in Belarus and Russia: Difference of Responsibility Deniability Approach

The recent Belarus Ryanair plane hijacking was an audacious act against international law. However,…

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Pashinyan’s Collapse and Armenia’s Lost Hopes for the Western Course

Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian Prime Minister, hasn’t had it easy in the past few months. Although…

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European Union’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Southern Neighbourhood

European Union’s Southern Neighbourhood has even before pandemic been recognized as one of the…

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Facebook Has Taken on a Role within National Security

The internet has been consistently blurring the lines of national borders, which may have positive…

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Diplomatic Warfare: Russia’s Misuse of Diplomacy to Further State Interests

Recent events in Central Europe have brought to light an acute problem - Russian spy and…

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European Security After Biden’s Inauguration

With Joe Biden in the White House, the U.S. foreign policy is expected to change, get back to the…

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A Second Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Unlikely but Possible

On 22 April, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia was withdrawing the…

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Russian Deployment in the Black Sea Spells War

Russia’s deployment of amphibious assault warships in the Black Sea spells war and Russian…

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Cybersecurity in the Time of Pandemic: How Does V4 Fare?

The year 2020 will enter the world chronicles not only as the year of a pandemic but also cyber…

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Russia’s Creeping Expansion in the South Caucasus

The Russian-brokered ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan has allowed Moscow to deploy its…

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Ukraine and NATO: Partners Regardless of Barriers

In the eight years following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Kyiv looks to NATO as a key…

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Russian Hybrid Threat: Cheap and Lucrative

Hybrid warfare and hybrid threats have become popular concepts in both political and academic…

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When Governments Fail to Protect Journalists: The EU’s Involvement in the Investigation of Ján Kuciak Murder

When in 2017 and 2018, the European Union was shaken by the reports of the killings of…

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ECtHR Judgement in Georgia v. Russia (II): A Bittersweet Victory for Georgia

In January 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Russia responsible for human…

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Extremism, Blood & Money - Mozambique’s Struggle with ISIS

Mozambique is emerging as a regional hub of Salafi-jihadi activity in Southern Africa. The…

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A Boom in E2E Encryption Apps Usage Makes Finding a Noninvasive Solution a Necessity

Protecting personal privacy is gradually becoming increasingly important to the public. This became…

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V4 Joint Military Purchase: Small Munitions with Big Implications

Combined military spending may be one way for the EU to cut down on duplication and waste. However,…

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