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Pro-Kremlin Disinformation in Ukraine — Five Key Messages
Overview of the main narratives for October — December 2021
The key narrative of Russian disinformation was that Ukraine is a puppet in the hands of the US and NATO, which are preparing it for war with Russia and Belarus.Read more
Fidesz’s Reheated Political Goulash
How Orbán changed Hungarians' view of Russia
For a long time, Hungarian politicians found it difficult to condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine.Read more
Has Orbán Become the EU’s Lukashenka?
What Hungary's Prime Minister did not say in his 'mixed race' speech
Viktor Orbán caused a media outrage with his recent speech claiming that Hungarians do not want to become a ‘mixed race.’Read more
Victor Orbán visits Texas for CPAC
Democratic Security Outlook. 8 — 14 August
The lone Prime Minister visits the lone-star state. While Russia threatens a Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant and Bulgaria gets a new caretaker government.Read more
Ukraine’s Corrupt Bureaucracy Needs Many More Years Before It Can Implement EU Law
An interview with Ukrainian economist Vladimir Dubrovskiy
The implementation of European laws in order for Ukraine to join the EU is not possible until its bureaucracy adopts a ‘European spirit.’Read more
The New Czech Government in Pro-Kremlin Media — A Case Study of the Sputnik CZ ‘News Site’
The pro-Kremlin narrative of the recent Czech elections
The last quarter of 2021 was an eventful one for Czech politics — a parliamentary election took place in October and, in mid-December, the new five-party coalition government was appointed. Researchers from Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) monitored the website Sputnik CZ in the period from October to December 2021...Read more
NATO vs CSTO — Who Will Gain the Upper Hand?
The traditional rule-based order is over
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dramatically impacted the post-Cold War security architecture compelling all international actors to restart their quest for peace, deterrence and resilience.Read more
The Curse of the Bridgehead
Is Kaliningrad doomed to be forever a Russian military base?
Kaliningrad is Russia’s most westward oblast. While its position now makes it the most likely place for a flair-up directly between Moscow and the West, it is also Russia’s most ‘European’ region.Read more
Hungary Further Isolated on the World Stage
Hungary is abandoned while Ukraine ships out grain again
In this Monthly Foresight, we look at Viktor Orbán’s fiery speech, Poland’s energy hurdles and elections in Latvia and the Czech Republic.Read more
Slovak Disinformation Scene at the End of the Year 2021
In the lead up to the invasion of Ukraine, Russia was pushing its anti-NATO narrative in Slovakia
Slovakia‘s disinformation-conspiracy scene consists of actors operating in different areas of public life, with different social status and often even with different ideological inclinations.Read more