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Weekly News Update of the AIES

Weekly News Update (09.02.22)
+++ Ease of Covid-19 measures and restrictions across Europe +++ Vaccination pass not required strictly anymore in several countries +++ Opening up Europe +++


Latest Publications

Enter the 'DragonBear'

Velina Tchakarova, Enter the 'DragonBear': The Russia-China Partnership and What it Means for Geopolitics, ORF Issue Brief No. 538, April 2022, Observer Research Foundation.

The rapid reactions of the Central European countries to the war in Ukraine

Lívia Benko: The rapid reactions of the Central European countries to the war in Ukraine, AIES Fokus 3/2022

Chinas Soft Power

Dependence in Europe’s Relations with China

Dependence in Europe's Relations with China: Weighing Perceptions and Reality, Report by European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) – April 2022. Austria: From the Chinese Hoffnungsmarkt to European strategic dependence, Austrian country chapter by Lucas Erlbacher.

What to expect from Czech Foreign policy in 2022-2025?

Tomáš Kolomazník, Zdeněk Rod: What to expect from Czech Foreign policy in 2022-2025? AIES Fokus 2/2022

Towards an EU-India Indo-Pacific Connectivity Partnership for Effective Engagement with ASEAN

Michaël Tanchum, Velina Tchakarova, Christoph Schwarz Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), Harsh V Pant, Premesha Saha, Pratnashree Basu Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Country Perspectives – Austria

Velina Tchakarova: Country Perspectives – Austria; in: Euro-Atlantic Concerns regarding a US »Sole Purpose« Policy, A Review of Twenty-One National Perspectives. Anna Clara Arndt / Liviu Horovitz / Claudia Major / Jonas Schneider / Lydia Wachs (eds.).  Reseach Division International Secutiry, WP Nr. 4 December 2021.

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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

Relations between China & Europe

China has imposed retaliatory sanctions on 10 individuals & 4 institutions in Europe. We represent over 30 directors of European research institutions concerned that this targeting undermines mutual understanding between China & Europe.



Global Security and Nuclear Weapons

18.05.22   Event in Vienna with Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

AIES President Dr. Werner Fasslabend invited Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to discuss the current global security and the role of nuclear weapons at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

The Future of Europe in Light of the Russian War against Ukraine

13.05.22   Round Table Discussion in Vienna

Moderation: Florian Bieber
Olesya Khromeychuk, Director, Ukrainian Institute London
Vedran Džihić, Senior Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Velina Tchakarova, Director, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, Vienna
Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre, Brussels

China's Bilateral Relations – Decoding the Idea of Communist China

10.05.22   Discussion with Velina Tchakarova

Online event by the Indic Researchers Forum.

Activities, Articles & Podcasts

What the Kazakhstan crisis tells us about international relations

Commentary by Velina Tchakarova

20.01.2022 / CEIAS Considers

2022: Russia the other Pacific Power

By Velina Tchakarova

14.01.2022 / 9DASHLINE

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Is the West prepared for War?

Politics on Point – The AIES Podcast Episode 15 / Special Series on US-Europe Relations / 27.08.21

AIES Podcast

In the final episode of the special series on US-Europe relations, AIES Director Velina Tchakarova talked to Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, about the prospects of and the West's preparedness for a next Great War.

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