Securitizing the Syrian refugee influx: How Visegrad group countries use language to turn migrants into threats
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Securitizing the Syrian refugee influx: How Visegrad group countries use language to turn migrants into threats

by Givi Gigitashvili The Syrian refugee crisis has once again sparked debates about the existence of two different Europes, with deep-seated discrepancies between the Eastern and Western European countries. From its outset, political leaders of Central and Easter European countries portrayed the Syrian refugee crisis as European security issue. Against this backdrop, Visegrad group countries (Poland, … Continue reading

Is Klaus Iohannis a “dilettante”?
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Is Klaus Iohannis a “dilettante”?

            Earlier this month, the German newspaper Der Spiegel published an article describing Romanian President Klaus Iohannis as a “dilettante”.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “dilettante” as “a person whose interest in an art or an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious”.[2] Synonyms include “amateur”, “dabbler” and “aficionado”.[3] The point the German newspaper … Continue reading

Neo-Eurasianism and hybrid warfare: defining Russian expansionism
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Neo-Eurasianism and hybrid warfare: defining Russian expansionism

Neo-Eurasianism is the school of thought, advocating the amalgamation of  former Soviet Union countries into a single Russian state. Maksym Beznosiuk identifies neo-Eurasianism as the ideological foundation for the Kremlin’s present expansionist policy. The report contends that hybrid warfare is a tool for furthering neo-Eurasianist agenda in practice, as evidenced by the 2014 annexation of Crimea Nearly two years have gone by, since revolutionary events in … Continue reading