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 AIES and the Vienna School of International Studies. It began with opening remarks given by Mr. Erich Csitkovits, Director, Training, Austrian Armed Forces and Commandant of the National Defence Academy Vienna. In his keynote speech, the president shared his experience on the topic from his career in the military and as a state leader.

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 …


G7 to agree on more sanctions against Russia

G7 to agree on more sanctions against Russia

27.06.22 / i24 News Interview with Velina Tchakarova

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Three Seas Initiative: Mapping National Perspectives

20.06.22 / E-presentation of the book

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs has presented the new book Three Seas Initiative: Mapping National Perspectives.


European integration in the light of geopolitical challenges

14.06.22 / Discussion panel at wiiw Spring Seminar 2022 with Velina Tchakarova

Organised by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies.


Russia's situation and challenges

25.05.22 / Event with Vladimir Milov, former Deputy Minister for Energy in Russia

AIES President Dr. Werner Fasslabend welcomed Vladimir Milov, former Deputy Minister for Energy in Russia, to discuss Russia's current situation and future challenges.


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.