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Weekly News Update of the AIES

Weekly News Update (17.01.22)
+++ Protests +++ new law presented +++ omicron increase +++ health care system strain +++


Latest Publications

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.

Europe‘s Geostrategic Reorientation

Velina Tchakarova, Michael Zinkanell, Sofia Maria Satanakis, Christoph Schwarz: The Strategic Compass as Europe's Defining Moment of Geostrategic Reorientation, AIES Fokus 16/2021

Arms Control

Wolfgang Richter: A Framework for Arms Control – Current Status of and Requirements for Conventional Arms Control in Europe, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Austria Institut für Europa- und Sicherheitspolitik (AIES), Berlin/Vienna 2021


AUKUS: Resetting European Thinking on the Indo-Pacific? Edited by Niklas Swanström & Jagannath Panda, Special Paper October 2021, Institute for Security & Development Policy. With a contribution by Velina Tchakarova.

European Security Put to the Test

Prof. Dr. Klemens H. Fischer (Hrsg.): European Security Put to the Test – Perspectives and Challenges for the Next Decade,  Nomos, 2021, 222 Seiten, broschiert, ISBN 978-3-8487-8558-2.

Can Japan Take Forward the B3W Initiative Ahead?

Jagannath Panda: Can Japan Take Forward the B3W Initiative Ahead? AIES Fokus 15/2021

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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.



Quo Vadis, Eurodollar System?

18.12.21   Velina's Talk with Jeffrey P. Snider and Emil Kalinowski

Eurodollars are time deposits denominated in U.S. dollars at banks outside the United States, and thus are not under the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve. Consequently, such deposits are subject to much less regulation than similar deposits within the U.S. The term was originally coined for U.S. dollars in European banks, but it expanded over the years to its present definition. A U.S. dollar-denominated deposit in Tokyo or Beijing would be likewise deemed a Eurodollar deposit (sometimes an Asiadollar). There is no connection with the euro currency or the eurozone. The offshore locations of Eurodollar make it exposed to potential country risk and economic risk.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Obstacles and Opportunities

09.12.21   AIES Talk with Arian Hamidi Faal

AIES President Dr. Werner Fasslabend invited Arian Hamidi Faal, Foreign Editor and Head of Foreign Policy at Cercle Diplomatique, to talk about the current state of the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) and what we can expect from the recently resumed talks in Vienna.

The impact of the Dragonbear on global and European affairs?

02.12.21   CDI Talks, Episode 12, with Velina Tchakarova

What is the impact of the Dragonbear (China and Russia) on the global and European affairs? Anton Shekhovtsov discusses this issue with Velina Tchakarova, director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy.

Activities, Articles & Podcasts

The EU realizes it can't rely on America for protection

Statement by Velina Tchakarova

20.11.2021 / CNN

Geopolitical Europe: How to navigate in the Indo-Pacific Decade?

By Velina Tchakarova

19.11.2021 /

Libya is taking baby steps in the right direction

By Wolfgang Pusztai

30.10.2021 /

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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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