Latest Publications

Cybersecurity Policy in the EU and South Korea

Gertjan Boulet, Michael Reiterer, Ramon Pacheco Pardo (Eds.): Cybersecurity Policy in the EU and South Korea from Consultation to Action. Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. 292 pages. ISBN 978-3-031-08383-9. Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 2022.

European Security Put to the Test

Prof. Dr. Klemens H. Fischer (Hrsg.): European Security Put to the Test, Volume II: Geopolitics in Times of Permanent Crisis, Nomos 2022, 301 S., ISBN 978-3-7560-0345-7.

Hedging Strategies in Southeast Asia

Alfred Gerstl: Hedging Strategies in Southeast Asia. ASEAN, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and their Relations with China, ISBN 9781032075167, Routledge, 2022, 162 Pages.

Geopolitics of the War in Ukraine

Foreign Affairs Institute: Geopolitics of the War in Ukraine, Report June 2022 by Ioannis E. Kotoulas, Adjunct Lecturer in Geopolitics University of Athens, and Wolfgang Pusztai, Security & Policy Analyst Director, Perim Associates.

Three Seas Initiative

Three Seas Initiative – Mapping National Perspectives. Editors: Andris Sprūds, Mārtiņš Vargulis, Latvian Institute of International Affairs 2022.

The Future of the Sino-European Overland Connectivity

Markus Keuper: The Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on the Future of Sino-European Overland Connectivity, AIES Fokus 6/2022

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Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy

For over 25 years (est. 1996), the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) is researching on various issues regarding the European Union and the European Integration Process.

In doing so, the focus lies on European Security and Defence Policy with regards to the European Neighbourhood Policy, transatlantic relations as well as the Austrian Foreign-, European and Security Policy.

The AIES is not only doing research on these subject areas, but also provides demand-oriented analysis and recommendations for contract partners. It is also organizing internal workshops, training courses and public discussions. In the course of this interdisciplinary work the AIES team of experts is using a network of research, political, economic, social and military institutions, facilities of the civil society, the media as well as international organisations.

AIES Profile


Western Balkans: A Central Piece to Lasting Peace in Europe

12.01.23   Public Event with Albin Kurti, Premier Minister of Kosovo

Zeitenwende for European Security

04.11.22   26th European Forum, Vienna, Session 1

Werner FASSLABEND, President AIES, fmr Austrian Minister of Defence
Emil BRIX, Director, Vienna School of International Studies
Tomi HUHTANEN, Executive Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Bettina RAUSCH, Political Academy of the Austrian People's Party

Opening Speech
Klaudia TANNER, Austrian Federal Minister of Defence

The Future of Ukraine
Volodymyr ZELENSKYY, President of Ukraine – Video message
Yulia TYMOSHENKO, fmr Prime Minister of Ukraine
Borys TARASYUK, fmr Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Hryhoriy NEMYRIA, First Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the
Parliament of Ukraine

EU-NATO Synergies in the Security and Defence Domain
Martin SELMAYR, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Austria
Nicola DE SANTIS, Head of Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division at NATO
Robert BRIEGER, General, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee

Europe's Global Role following Russia's war against Ukraine

04.11.22   26th European Forum, Vienna, Session 2

Think Tank Panel discussion with Roland FREUDENSTEIN, GLOBSEC Brussels, Peter HEFELE, Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Céline MARANGÈ, Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire, Jamie SHEA, Global SOF Foundation. Moderation by Velina TCHAKAROVA, Director, AIES.

Activities, Articles & Podcasts

Has the European Union met the geopolitical challenges? Europe after the Czech Presidency

Lívia Benko participated as a speaker in the event organized by the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

08.02.2023 /

The Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2023

Podcast with Velina Tchakarova

16.12.2022 / GLOBcast, Spotify

There is more to come from the China-Russia partnership

By Velina Tchakarova

15.11.2022 / South China Morning Post

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