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.

Keynote speaker Karlheinz Kopf (Secretary General, Austrian Economic Chamber) and experts including Walter Boltz (Senior Advisor, Baker McKenzie), Tomáš Ehler (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic), Martin Schebesta (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin), Jakub Gibek (Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland), and Ambassador Aleksander Geržina (Slovenia to Austria) discussed energy security in the wake of Russia's war against Ukraine. AIES Board Member Martin Sajdik moderated the discussion.

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 …


27. European Forum Vienna

10.11.23 / Annual conference by the AIES

On November 10th, 2023, the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) held the 27th annual European Forum Vienna. Taking place at the Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien), this occasion was dedicated …



09.10.23 / Geostrategic and Geoeconomic Consequences for World Order

On October 09, 2023, a public panel discussion the BRICS enlargement and its geopolitical impact took place at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. It was organized by the Austria Institute for European and Security Politics (AIES) in cooperation with …


Russian War of Aggression against Ukraine and its Implications on European Security

28.09.23 / A Lithuanian – Austrian Perspective on the European security architecture

On September, 28 2023 the Diplomatic Academy hosted an exchange of views from the Baltic to Austria regarding Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the security issues it raises across Europe.

The event was co-organized by Austria Institute …


Our Freedom and Security in a Globalised World

01.06.23 / Panel Discussion with the President of Czech Republic, Petr Pavel

On the 1st of June 2023, the president of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel attended a panel discussion on the theme of “Our Freedom and Security in a Globalised World”. The event was held at the Austrian National Defence Academy and co-organised by the …


Cybersecurity and Cyberthreats – From Consultation to Action

26.04.23 / Panel Discussion with Director Michael Zinkanell

Digital threats are constantly growing as cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns have increased in volume and intensity. The most recent developments in the realm of cyber threats, in particular with regards to the ongoing war in Ukraine, have …


New Momentum for Kosovo’s International Integration

30.03.23 / Event with Dr. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, President of Kosovo


Strategic Review on Global Hotspots 2023

16.03.23 / Event in Vienna


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 …


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 …


Europe's Security – New Perspectives

18.10.22 / AIES panel discussion in Vienna

On October 18th, 2022, the AIES invited Ambassador Pirkko Hämäläinen from the Finnish Embassy in Vienna, Minister-Counsellor Helena Zimmerdahl from the Swedish Embassy in Vienna, and former Ambassador and AIES Senior Advisor Franz Cede to discuss …


Rising Power India

11.10.22 / AIES panel discussion in Vienna

On October 11th, 2022, AIES President Dr. Werner Fasslabend discussed the rising power of India and its relation to Europe with Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of India in Vienna & Heinz Nissel, Vice-President Austro-Indian Assoc. & Prof. em. University …


US-China Nuclear Relations

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with David Santoro

David Santoro is the President and CEO of The Pacific Forum and a published author. His latest work, 'US-China Nuclear Relations: The Importance Of Strategic Triangles', handles the sensitive matter of regulation concerning nuclear weapons.


Finland's Path to NATO Membership

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb is the Director of the School of Transnational Governance.


The New Australian Government

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with Gray Connolly

Gray Connolly is a lawyer and writer on politics, military affairs, and geopolitics in Sydney, Australia.


Lessons from Sri Lanka

12.07.22 / Velina's Talk with Nitin Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale is one of South Asia's leading Strategic Analysts. He is the founder of the defence-related website and GlobalStratNews.


NATO's New Enemy: China

04.07.22 / Velina Tchakarova in conversation with Surva Gangadharan, StratNewsGlobal

Russia was always the big bad boy for NATO, now at its recent Madrid summit, China has been formally designated an adversary for its support of Moscow in Ukraine, its muscle flexing in the Indo-Pacific and its weaponizing of economic instruments in …