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25
Jul

NATO, Russia and the Battle for Airspace | GMF Event

On the 22th July, German Marshall Fund has organized a conversation with General Philip Breedlove and Mark Guzinger on the future of the NATO and enhancing defence on the Eastern flank. The debate concerned on Russia’s increasingly aggressive activities in eastern Europe, violations of airspaces in the Baltic Sea region, and withdrawal from INF Treaty...
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25
Jul

Methodology for security environment analysis – NUP2X35

As part of the NUP2X35 project initiated by the General Staff of the Polish Army, the first seminar was organized on methods of analysis of the security environment. The seminar at the Military University of Technology was attended by representatives of the Ministry of National Defence, the General Staff of the Polish Army, and experts...
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08
Apr

Workshop on managing the cognitive factor to improve the accuracy of technology foresight

On 3rd April 2019, Military Technology University (Warsaw, Poland) organised workshop under the title: “Judgement: managing the cognitive factor to improve the accuracy of technology foresight”, within the project PYTHIA. The PYTHIA project aims to devise an innovative methodology for strategic technology foresight, able to deliver frequent “predictions” on technology-related matters. At the workshop, Paweł...
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15
Mar

Belsat: The impact of NATO operations on the Alliance history.

The Belsat, Belarusian Television, as part of the new ‘The territory of the Truth’ season, invited key experts to a debate on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of NATO enlargement and the 70th anniversary of the Alliance’s formation. The programme is led by well-known journalists Vitaly Portnikov (Ukraine) and Kalinkina (Belarus).Experts from the four...
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08
Mar

Belsat: Bridge between US and Russia? Belarus, Poland discuss military cooperation

Hostile rhetoric as a cover-up for an attempt to negotiate: Belarus’ and Poland’s top brass are establishing contacts while Lukashenka are publicly slamming the western neighbours. Will Minsk and Warsaw help defuse the tension between Moscow and Washington? This is an important stage in Poland and Belarus relations. Its goal is de-escalating and explaining all...
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08
Mar

Delivering on the Promise of Europe Whole, Free and at Peace: NATO 20 Years After Enlargement and Beyond

The Polish Institute of International Affairs and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division organised a conference on the 70th anniversary of the NATO foundation and its historical enlargement in 1999. The conference “Delivering on the Promise of Europe Whole, Free and at Peace: NATO...
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28
Feb

Belsat: Is Poland feared of Russian tanks in Belarus?

Poland is strengthening its defence potential with the support of the United States. The decision to build Fort Trump has not yet been made, but Poland has already purchased HIMARS missile artillery systems. President Lukashenko does not remain passive to the actions undertaken by Warsaw and declares that the actions of Poles will be met...
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31
May

Poland is interested in hosting the US military base on its territory. Comment for Belsat

The Polish government is proposing $2 bn. to encourage the US government to locate a permanent military base in Poland – according to a document that has just been disclosed. The content of the document handed to the US side was disclosed by the journalists of the Onet.pl portal. According to the Polish Ministry of...
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23
May

Russia’s new hypersonic weapon – Comment for Belsat

The American television station CNBC has disclosed the report of one of the intelligence agencies on Russia’s new hypersonic weapon. According to the disclosure, Russia has successfully tested a hypersonic weapon the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports. Mr Fleischer made a comment...
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23
May

GLOBSEC 2018 – Adapting the Future

The GLOBSEC Forum 2018 – one of the most important conferences on security and foreign policy in Central Europe took place on 17-19 May in Bratislava. GLOBSEC Forum has grown into one of the top strategic forums worldwide for connecting the realms of politics, academia, the non-government sector, and business. Indeed, political and social developments...
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23
Mar

“Revolution? war and their consequences” symposium.

On 16 and 17 March 2018, the International Symposium “Revolution, War and their Consequences” took place at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe. The symposium continues the work of the 3R Project, initiated by the Chair in 2016, and was dedicated to the events which took place in post 2014 Ukraine and their consequences...
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23
Mar

Polish Communication Satellite Programme – Vision and Opportunities

On 22th March, a seminar entitled “Polish Communication Satellite Programme – Vision and Opportunities” was held at the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. The event was attended by representatives of a broad number of state institutions, the Polish Armed Forces, academics, the Polish and Foreign companies representatives, as well as independent experts. The seminar was...
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12
Mar

Russia in 2018: Challenges and Responses

On the 8th to 9th of March, the Baltic Defence College has organized its Annual Conference on Russia. The fourth annual conference on Russia was titled “Russia after 2018: Challenges and Responses”. The aim of that academic event was to discuss Russia’s global ambitions and capabilities, its political developments and military power after modernization. Participants...
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12
Feb

The IFIS team participates in Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity invited Solvers from around the world to develop innovative solutions and methods for integrating crowdsourced forecasts and other data into accurate, timely forecasts on worldwide issues. Under the GF Challenge participants will develop solutions that produce probabilistic forecasts in response to numerous closed-ended forecasting questions that concern specific, objectively...
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28
Nov

Nordic-Baltic Security in Times of Uncertainty

On the 28th November 2017, the Polish Institute of International Affairs and the Norwegian Insitute of International Affairs organised expert roundtable under the title: Nordic-Baltic Security in Times of Uncertainty: The Defence-Energy Nexus. The organised roundtable was a part of a PISM-NUPI research project, supported by the Bilateral Cooperation Fund of the Ministry of Economic Development, Norway Grants/EEA Grants....
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NATO Satellite Launch Space
16
Oct

Above the Moon: NATO Space Policy

Above the Moon: NATO Space Policy Policy Brief No. 1/2017 Outer space has been an important area of competition between the United States and the Soviet Union since the Cold War. In the bipolar world, space security was an element of strategic balance, shaping American and Soviet national security policies of the US and the...
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09
Oct

CYBERSEC Forum 2017

The most important conference on cybersecurity in Central and Eastern Europe will be held on 9-10 October in Krakow. CYBERSEC Forum is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the current issues of cyber disruption and ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity-related threats. The Forum mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybersecurity system and to...
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02
Oct

The IFIS at Riga Conference 2017

The Rīga Conference is an annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence, academics, journalists, and business representatives, promoting the discussion and assessment of issues affecting the transatlantic community. Convening in the Latvian capital since 2006, the conference has become a recognized annual tradition in the region. At this year’s conference,...
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20
Sep

World on the edge of war? Comment for the Polish Radio

Through North Korea’s actions, we have heard more and more often in recent years that “the world has come to the edge of war”. Is it purely journalistic deliberation or a real threat? The 72nd UN General Assembly in New York is resounding with similar tones. “The number of incidents actually occurs. Countries located in...
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10
Jul

Executive Training Seminar at European University Institute

The European University Institute organised the Global Risk Analysis and Europe Changing Security Environment – Executive Training Seminar between 19-21 June 2017. The aim of the Seminar was to bringing academic specialist, policymakers and think-tank experts discuss the changing international security environment. The Seminar introduces participants to approaches and tools for identifying global security risks and understanding the scope...
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28
Jun

EDA Preparatory Action on Defence Research

The EDA and the European Commission recently announced an Information Day on the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR).  A representative of the IFIS took part in the workshops preparing to participate in the PADR programme. The PADR has the objective to test the added-value of the EU budget supporting defence research, in view of...
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31
May

NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond.

On the 31st May 2017 young experts were invited by Allied Transformation Command NATO to participate in the workshop: NATO’s Cohesion. Risks and Opportunities through 2035 and beyond Participants were tackling with the question: Which factors are likely to affect NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond? Major risks to NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond How these risks...
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28
May

Comment on the NATO Meeting of Heads of State and/or Government

On Thursday in Brussels, NATO held the shortest summit in the history. The heads of the member states gathered in the Belgian capital for a few hours. However, this did not prevent them from taking the decision to increase defense spending and joining NATO in the fight against so-called Islamic State.  Mr. Fleischer – CEO...
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19
May

Lecture on the Euro-Atlantic Academy

On 18th May 2017, the Euro-Atlantic Association in Warsaw organized educational initiative oriented toward transatlantic security environment – Euro-Atlantic Academy. The President and CEO of the IFIS – Mr. Fleischer, have delivered a speech on “The Collective Security mechanisms in the XXI century”. The project aim for the Academy is to facilitate a robust discussion among young...
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06
Mar

The IFIS is partner of IRSEC Hub

The IFIS were accepted by the board of Prague Security Studies Institute to join the IRSEC Hub, which is online information platform that seeks to foster a more active and interconnected international relations and security affairs community within Visegrad countries and beyond. IRSEC Hub is an online open-source platform encompassing 37 leading organisations from Visegrad...
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11
Feb

The IFIS estabilished

We would like to introduce our newly established organisation, Institute for Forecasting & International Studies. We are independent nonpartisan research institute which specialise in analysis and forecasting. Institute for Forecasting and International Studies mission is to help improve policy and knowledge through research and analysis. Our services are oriented primarily towards the European society, as...
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