Reading for GLBL 883

Professor Yuriy Sergeyev has asked admitted students who are attending GLBL 883, Challenges to Security and Stability in Central and Eastern Europe, to review the following material before class.

Theme: Links between economics, security and stability in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Energy dependence as a major factor of regional instability.

Problems to discuss

How economic interdependence on Russia affects positions of Central and East European states on Russian aggressiveness? The Russia Factor and energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe. Sub-regional organizations as an instrument to diminish economic, social and political challenges – Visegrad Group, GUAM, Baltic Assembly, BAFTA. Three Seas (Intermarium) Initiative. Chinese economic activity in the region. 

Readings:

Todor Dimitrov – The fundamentals for economic stability and security in Central and Eastern Europe. pp.257-263. (http://www.nato.int/docu/colloq/1999/pdf/257-263.pdf)

Alexander Boehm – The Russia Factor and energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe. – Geopolitical Monitor, March 20, 2014.(https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/the-russia-factor-and-energy-security-in-central-and-eastern-europe-4947/)

Central and Eastern Europe Face Emigration challenge. – Stratfor, April 23, 2012. (https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/central-and-eastern-europe-face-emigration-challenge)

Lazar Comanescu – Links between economic, security and stability: The case of South Eastern Europe. 1999.(http://www.nato.int/docu/colloq/1999/pdf/036-042.pdf)

Energy Security in Central and Eastern Europe. – Association for International Affairs, 2008. pp.10-11, 15-18.

The Ukrainian war and CEE Energy Security – Center for European Analysis. April, 2016 (http://cepa.org/files/?id_plik=2258)

Wojciech Michnik  – Visegrad Group and Regional Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict. 2015. (http://visegradplus.org/analyse/visegrad-group-regional-consequences-russian-ukrainian-conflict/)

Role of the Carpathian Euroregion in Strengthening Security and Stability in Central and Eastern Europe. November 23-25, 2000 (http://www.euroekonom.sk/download2/male-a-stredne-podnikanie/Carpathian-Euroregion-Role-of-the-Carpathian-Euroregion-in-Strenghtening-Security-and-Stability-in-Central-and-Eastern-Europe.pdf)

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz – Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas. 2012. Pp. 1-9.