International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1/2, 2013

Competing Europe: How Harmonization and Integration Can Harm Progress
Abstract:The process of competition constantly fuels progress through discoveries of better solutions to the changing and growing demands of mankind. While more often coupled with entrepreneurship, competition is important also in the field of public...
Critical International Political Economy. Dialogue, Debate and Dissensus
Critical international political economy. Dialogue, debate and dissensus By Stuart Shields, Ian Bruff and Huw Macartney, eds., Houdmills and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. ISBN 978-0-230-28030-4At this time of global economic crisis, the demand...
European Policies of the Visegrad Countries
Abstract:The growing importance of the Visegrad Group within the EU arena gives Central European states a real opportunity to take part in shaping the future of the continent. So far, the V4 has been active mostly on issues concerning cohesion or EU...
Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics
Russian foreign policy: the return of great power politics By Jeffery Mankoff, Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 352 p. ISBN 978-1-4422-0825-4The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union ended the superpower struggle that shaped...
Slovakia as Seen from an Austrian Perspective: On the Way toward a Level Playing Field
Abstract:This article analyzes the establishment of Slovakia on the international stage from an Austrian perspective, as well as the current Austrian cooperation with Slovakia. Over the past 20 years a close and neighborly relationship has developed....
Slovakia in the Western Balkans: Experiences and Challenges
Abstract:Slovakia's engagement in Western Balkans was initially motivated by its efforts to contribute to the solving of a crisis that had evolved into open war in its own neighborhood - the most devastating and bloody conflict on European soil since...
Slovakia's Eastern Policy - from the Trojan Horse of Russia to "Eastern Multivectoralism"
Abstract:Slovakia's relations with the states of Eastern Europe not only have a bilateral impact, but contain geopolitical, security and economic dimensions as well. This article analyzes the domestic, bilateral and multilateral aspects of relations...
Twenty Years of Slovakia
Abstract:The Czechoslovak "divorce" on January 1, 1993 brought high hopes and great expectations, as well as worries. Both the political elite and citizens were in search of answers to many questions concerning Slovakia's future and its role in the globalized...
Which Kind of Federalism for the European Union in Times of Crisis?
Abstract:The question of the future of the eurozone has become more and more acute. The member states have opted for an intergovernmental decision making process which favors their national interests and weakens those institutions which represent the...
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