Panorama of global security environment 2015: Call for proposals

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panorama-2012-A-300x225Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) announces a call for proposals for the publication Panorama of global security environment 2015. IAS is in charge of the Asia-Pacific section of the coming publication and will participate on the publication process.

Panorama is the most prestigious project of Central European security and foreign policy community with contributions from all continents. Panorama is published annually and has approximately 750 pages.

If you would like to contribute to Panorama 2015, please send an abstract via e-mail to by February 16, 2015. Abstract in English should be between 200 and 250 words long and submitted in .doc or .rtf format. Please include your full name, e-mail address and institutional affiliation.

Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified via e-mail by the end of February 2015. Deadline for the final versions of accepted contributions (15 pages) is April 30, 2015.


The structure and the topics of the Panorama 2015:

1.       Euro-Atlantic Area:

  • Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war for the European security architecture
  • NATO Wales Summit 2014 outcomes – A year after:  Reality check
  • Impact of US pivot to Asia-Pacific on transatlantic relations
  • Future concepts of NATO Partnership – the search for an individual approach
  • NATO -Russia relations after Ukrainian crisis – From strategic partner towards a strategic competitor
  • NATO-Ukraine relations – Partnership or membership?
  • Strategic future of the V4 after Ukrainian crisis – Convergence or divergence
  • Sweden/Finland and NATO
  • Baltic states – Narva syndrome? How to react to “new warfare” in the context of the Article V.?

2.       Eastern Europe:

  •  Eastern Partnership: Year and a half after the Vilnius Summit – Reality Check
  • Eastern Partnership – Riga Summit
  • Russia – The  dynamics of Russian defense doctrine
  • SSR in Ukraine
  • The impact of Russian-Ukrainian war on the foreign policy priorities of Ukrainian public
  • Annexation of Crimea  and its consequences for the military balance in Black sea region
  • Domestic policy in Ukraine
  • Moldova  – Transnistria
  • Georgia: Escalation or deescalation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict
  • Changes in the military conflict:  Armenia  – Azerbaijan
  • Georgian foreign policy – President and Prime Minister?
  • Turkish approach towards ISIL, Kurds, Syria
  • Kazakhstan after Nazarbajev (Is there a future for Kazakhstan?)
  • Russian propaganda and strategic communication

3.       Middle East and Africa:

  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Gulf States Alliance against ISIL
  • Economic background of ISIL
  • The struggle of Iran and Saudi Arabia over Iraq
  • Renewed presence of the United Kingdom and France in Gulf region
  • Current dynamics of the nuclear program of Iran
  • Israel’s defense doctrine changes after ISIS, Syria
  • Egypt – the end of Arab Spring – Reality Check
  • SAHEL European intervention
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa – Security provider in South and East Africa?
  • Iraq – Factor of stability in the region – what needs to be changed?

4.       Asia and Pacific:

  • American pivot – Reality Check
  • Japan – Transformation of the US- Japan Alliance towards a more individual foreign policy
  • Japan – Australia – India – US – Strategic Quadrilateral relationship
  • India and ASEAN
  • Russian-Ukrainian war – Consequences for China
  • Afghanistan after 2014 – Reality Check
  • China’s foreign policy towards Pacific Islands
  • India – towards “Raj” around the Indian Ocean

5.       Arctic:

  • Spillover effect: How has the Ukrainian war influenced cooperation between Arctic countries?
  • Future challenges of Arctic security
  • The effect of sanctions imposed on Russia and future Arctic development
  • Newcomers like China or Japan and the prospect of their engagement in the Arctic
  • Territorial claims to the North Pole – economic stakes or domestic politics?

6.       New Threats:

  • Deradicalization and Exit Programmes: Successes and Challenges
  • Radicalization on the Internet and Social Media; Countering the Propaganda Online
  • “Reluctant Radicals” – Soft Supporters of Right-Wing Extremist Parties
  • The Phenomenon of “Foreign Fighters”
  • Extremism and Terrorism after Paris attack
  • The role of social media in International Relations
  • Cyber Security after  NATO Wales Summit 2014
  • Energetic issues in International Relations (Russia and Eastern Europe)


Information about Panorama of global security environment

The structure and the topics of Panorama 2015

Call for proposals – Panorama 2015