Escalation in the Middle East

Escalation in the Middle East

Will there be a conflagration?
01.02.2024 / Vienna

Taiwan Election

Taiwan Election

Analysing Influence Campaigns and Future Cross-Strait Relations
24.01.2024 / Vienna

Economic Aspects of the War in Ukraine

Economic Aspects of the War in Ukraine

Lecture by Professor Anders Åslund
11.01.2024 / Vienna

Western Balkans and the EU integration process

Western Balkans and the EU integration process

Expert workshop at the AIES
12.12.2023 / Vienna

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External Events

Security Challenges for Pakistan

Security Challenges for Pakistan

Extremism, climate change and the wider region
06.02.2024 / Vienna

Election Results in Taiwan and Global Security Dynamics

Election Results in Taiwan and Global Security Dynamics

Discussion with AIES Director Michael Zinkanell
16.01.2024 / Budapest, Hungary

Geopolitics between the EU and Turkey

Geopolitics between the EU and Turkey

AIES Director Michael Zinkanell in Ankara
13.12.2023 / Ankara, Turkey

Complementarity of EU and NATO

Complementarity of EU and NATO

AIES Research Fellow Ulf Steindl joined the YATA Conference in Athens
06.12.2023 / Athens

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Publications

Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry

Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry

26.02.2024 / Christoph Strecker: Risk of Technology transfer to China in Austria’s security and defence industry. AIES Focus 2024/2.

Women in Wartime Ukraine

Women in Wartime Ukraine

19.02.2024 / Miriam Mandel: Women in Wartime Ukraine. How Feminist Foreign Policy Can Strengthen Political Minorities in Humanitarian Crisis. AIES Focus 2024/1.

The Western Balkan Security and Defence College and its benefits for the region

The Western Balkan Security and Defence College and its benefits for the region

09.01.2024 / Lívia Benko, Michael Zinkanell: The Western Balkan Security and Defence College and its benefits for the region, AIES Studies 2/2023

Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia

Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia

20.12.2023 / CEIAS Publication: AIES Senior Advisor Dr. Alfred Gerstl and AIES Research Associate Nick Nieschalke contributed to the paper.

The impact of the Ukraine war on the Arctic

The impact of the Ukraine war on the Arctic

19.09.2023 / Jonas Winkel: The Impact of the Ukraine War on the Arctic, AIES Fokus 5/2023

Austria's Neutrality - Role and Options in an Evolving World Order (Executive Summary)

Austria's Neutrality - Role and Options in an Evolving World Order (Executive Summary)

08.09.2023 / Christoph Schwarz, Adam Urosevic: Austria's Neutrality - Role and Options in an Evolving World Order, AIES Study1/2023 - Executive Summary

Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy

Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy

31.07.2023 / Gabriela Greilinger: Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy, AIES Fokus 4/2023

From a China strategy to no strategy at all: Exploring the diversity of European approaches

From a China strategy to no strategy at all: Exploring the diversity of European approaches

28.07.2023 / Report by European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) – July 2023. Austria: Between amicable bilateral relations and support for a European China policy, Austrian country chapter by Lucas Erlbacher. 

SHAPES OF MULTILATERALISMS COLLECTION

SHAPES OF MULTILATERALISMS COLLECTION

30.06.2023 / AIES Senior Research Associate Sofia-Maria Satanakis has contributed to a collection of commentaries which explores the forces that are reshaping multilateralisms.

The War against Ukraine and the Global Power Structure

The War against Ukraine and the Global Power Structure

19.06.2023 / Werner Fasslabend: The War against Ukraine and the Global Power Structure, AIES Fokus 3/2023

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In the media

As part of its mission to raise public awareness, the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy also responds to media inquiries on current foreign, security, and defence policy issues. If you are interested, please contact us via office@aies.at or reach out to our experts directly.


L’Autriche veut tripler son budget militaire

Statement by AIES Research Fellow Ulf Steindl
27.02.2024 / Radio Télévison Suisse

War on Gaza: In Munich, the Global South once again saw blatant hypocrisy of western leaders

Statements von AIES Research Fellow Chistoph Schwarz
24.02.2024 / Middle East Eye

Two years into Russia’s war in Ukraine, how strong is NATO’s unity?

Statements by AIES Research Fellow Chistoph Schwarz
19.02.2024 / Al Jazeera English

The Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2023

Podcast with Velina Tchakarova
16.12.2022 / GLOBcast, Spotify

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Videos & Podcasts

Energy (In)security in Central Europe

27.02.24 / The Situation After Two Years of Russia's War Against Ukraine

The event "Energy (In)Security in Central Europe? The Situation After Two Years of Russia's War Against Ukraine" took place on 27 February 2024, organized by the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in collaboration with the Czech, Polish, and Slovenian Embassies at the Vienna School of International Studies.

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AIES Podcast: EU-AU Relations: An Outlook for the Intercontinental Partnership

14.08.23 / Episode 19 / Special Series on the EU as a global actor

In this episode, Research Fellow Livia Benko is in conversation with Kwame Owino, Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Economic Affairs Kenya (IEA), to discuss the current state of EU-AU relations against the background of dramatic changes in the international system - above all the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This episode is the last in a 4-part special series on the EU as a global actor. Other episodes of this series focus on the EU's relations with the China, ASEAN, as well as the US.

This special series is conducted in partnership with the Multilateral Dialoge Vienna of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

From Non-Aligned to NATO

05.02.24 / The Evolution of Finland’s Security Policy

The AIES had the honour to host the Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen for a lecture on Finland’s decision to join NATO. The event took place on February 8th, 2024, and was organized in cooperation with Finland’s Embassy in Austria and the Vienna School of International Studies.

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About the AIES

Founded in 1996, the Austria Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) is an independent and non-profit research institute that has been providing expertise and recommendations on security, defense and foreign policy issues to public stakeholders for more than 25 years.

The focus of our analytical activities is on European integration, EU neighborhood policy, the Common Security and Defense Policy and its interaction with NATO, security policy developments in the Indo-Pacific region and the global challenges of the 21st century. The AIES not only conducts research on these topics, but also prepares needs-oriented analyses and recommendations for contract partners and organizes internal expert workshops and public events. 

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Highlights

From Non-Aligned to NATO

From Non-Aligned to NATO

The Evolution of Finland’s Security Policy
08.02.2024 / Online

Women in Conflict Zones: Lessons from the War in Ukraine

Women in Conflict Zones: Lessons from the War in Ukraine

Feminist Foreign Policy
30.11.2023 / Vienna

27th European Forum Vienna

27th European Forum Vienna

Europe's Major Challenges
10.11.2023 / Vienna

Presentation of study findings: Austria's neutrality

Presentation of study findings: Austria's neutrality

Presentation of the main findings of the expert-study on Austrian neutrality
06.09.2023 / Vienna