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NATO and the EU are the leading actors shaping
European security, but there are also smaller players performing important
roles. The Visegrad Group is one of them. Its member governments, though, are
increasingly perceived in some European capitals as euroskeptic. Under adverse
scenarios, this could lead to political and security problems for the EU. This
report reviews how the V4 has contributed to Europe’s security system and what
role it may play in the future.
General Stanislaw Koziej
the region between Russia and Western Europe is among the most volatile parts
of the globe: in the 20th century alone, it was a major theater for two world
wars and the Cold War. As relations between the West and Russia sour, the
region may again see its fate decided by outside powers – this time, the triad
of the United States, the European Union and Russia.
The partnership of old rivals, Russia and Turkey, has never been put to a greater test in the Black Sea region than it has since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014. In Turkey, it revived memories of Russia's expansionism, as well as highlighting Ankara's limited capacity to react forcefully. Turkey condemned the...