Author archives: ESGA

Alegeri prezidențiale #Ucraina2019: TENDINȚE ȘI OPȚIUNI. PARTEA I

Sveatoslav Vakarciuk, liderul formației Okean Elzy din Ucraina, activist și filantrop, a declarat că nu va lua parte la alegerile prezidențiale în calitate de candidat. Decizia cântărețului ucrainean era așteptată de mai mult timp, candidatura sa la alegerile prezidențiale din Ucraina fiind una dintre opțiunile de răspuns la întrebările incluse în cercetările sociologice din această țară. La data de 01 ianuarie 2019 un alt artist ucrainean, Vladimir Zelenski, a anunțat că […]

Policy Paper: Why Putin’s foreign policy is not rational

There seems to be an international consensus among analysts: Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is rational. I question this presumption. In international relations, the concept “rationality” has become ubiquitous. Since 2000, around 50% of scholarly international relations references to foreign policy allude to “rationality” (Abulof 2015 pp. 359-360). But “rationality” is rarely defined in international relations literature. The concept “rationality” has different meanings across fields. In international relations, use of the […]

Policy Paper: Practicing “active measures” in the 21st century: the Russian attack on the American democracy

This paper aims to contextualize the Russian interference in the American elections as a special type of political warfare that autocracy can use against a democracy. It builds on the insights of the so-called Gerasimov doctrine that somehow previewed the forthcoming normalization of societal cohesion attacks as well as “the weaponization of everything”. A major component of the wars of the 21st century will be about influencing the cognitive domain […]

Policy Paper: The Impact of Russia’s Strategic Interest in the Black Sea Region on Imbalansing the Russian Economy

This policy paper examines the way the Russian economy sustains one of its objectives – to serve as a material base for pursuing Russia’s national strategic goals. While briefly presenting the context of the specific time-frames when the macroeconomic model of the Russian Federation was supposed to be renewed and the main goals established by the Economic Strategy, attention is given to the impact of the developments in 2014 – […]

The Romanian - Ukrainian Civil Society Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation

The Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Bucharest, and its partner, Ukrainian Foreign Council ”Prism”, Kyiv, is launching a new project with the title ” The Romanian – Ukrainian Civil Society Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation”. The project is supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund. The development of formal discussions between Romanian and Ukrainian experts in an organized form […]

Policy Paper: Cybersecurity – An Instrument of Influence and Meddling in the Decision-making Process of “Partner” Countries

As is the case with new domains in which the economic activity takes a turn for the better, the huge increase in internet usage and access to the network have more than tripled in the last two decades (in 2005, 16% of the world population have had access to the internet, while in 2017 48% of the world population had access to internet). Therefore, this new sector has attracted the attention of […]

Project Paper EaPTTF2018: A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach

The Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, as leading organization in partnership with  the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) and New Europe Center (former Institute of World Policy (IWP)), organized between November 14 – 16, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, the second edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum dedicated to ”A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach”. […]

Lansare rezultate proiect: www.energieblocurinoi.ro

Asociatia Experts For Security and Global Affairs lansează rezultatele oficiale ale proiectului  “Campania de mobilizare pentru acces la energie electrică al proprietarilor din ansamblurile rezidențiale noi”  COMUNICAT DE PRESĂ                                                                         Joi, 29 Noiembrie 2018 Asociația Experts for Security and Global Affairs (ESGA) lansează rezultatele proiectului „Campania de mobilizare pentru acces la energie electrica al proprietarilor din ansamblurile rezidențiale noi”.    Proiectul s-a desfășurat în perioada 1 aprilie 2018 – 30 noiembrie […]

The second edition of the EaPTTF: A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach (14th November – 16th November 2018, Bucharest)

The second edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Tank Forum with the title ” A New Security Agenda for EaP. The Regional Approach” was held between November 14 – 16, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council. The event was organized by the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (Romania) in partnership with  the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), […]

Policy Paper: Russia’s foreign policy and its new instruments of pressure. Looking for “efficiency” Case study: Romania

This policy paper aims at analyzing how the foreign policy instruments used by Russia have influenced the agenda of the public debates in Romania. The analysis will focus both on hard instruments (territorial annexations and wars that took place in the territorial proximity of Romania) and on soft instruments (propaganda). This paper was realized by Dr. Ileana Racheru within the project “Understanding the Eastern Neighborhood. A unique platform for comprehensive debates […]