Chinese influence activities in Lithuania take place amid a gradual deterioration of the relationship since 2019 that became particularly acute in 2021.
Polish decision-makers have also grown weary of Chinese promises and Poland’s importance to Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in Europe is low.
The Chinese Communist Party takes an opportunistic approach to Central and Eastern Europe. But success has been limited.
As technology shapes our societies, the transatlantic tech alliance is moving its regulatory agenda ahead to increase government oversight.
The European Union’s digital decade is unfolding at different speeds across member states.
Denmark chooses to balance its pro-market tendencies while providing cautious support for regulations targeting US tech firms.
French digital policy produces undeniable tech success stories but its quest for digital independence creates tension within the EU.
Italy emerged from COVID-19 with a surprisingly ambitious digital agenda and holds strong potential if it can overcome political gridlocks standing in its way.
Poland is pro-digital. However, this agenda risks collision with its EU partners, as the bloc moves to regulate social media platforms.
The European Union is pressing ahead with sweeping technology regulations, its 27 member states will need to work together to find a number of compromises along the way to bridge the digital gap.
For Ukraine’s sake, the transatlantic community must prevail effective against Russian malign energy activities
Given Putin’s ever-present paranoia and insecurity, an assault on the Internet was inevitable. As he wages war in Ukraine, he seeks to suppress it completely.
Post-Mortem is part of CEPA’s broader work aimed at tracking and evaluating Russian and Chinese information operations around COVID-19.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an existential crisis and a direct challenge to the international security order. At stake is not only Ukraine, but the future of European security.
Despite some progress, gaps in countering COVID-19 disinformation and propaganda from Russia and China and unintentional misinformation spread still exist.
As Russia sends tanks and soldiers to invade Ukraine, it is also dispatching censors and regulators to strangle the free and open flow of information in Russia.
The Kremlin are not Boy Scouts. They use cyber and disinformation to destroy lives, societal structures, and trust in our democratic systems.
The United States, NATO, and regional players must work together to enhance political cohesion and create a unified security strategy for the Baltic Sea.
“The threat from Russia is real and it is growing. While a new Russian offensive is not imminent, I fear it is increasingly likely.”
By promoting ethnic harmony and good governance, the US can help bring stability to the Western Balkans and pursue its own foreign policy objectives.
The challenges that the Sino-Hungarian relationship poses to the transatlantic alliance — and what the US should do about it
A Case Study of German and Polish Security Interests in the Central and Eastern Europe Region
Tipping the balance in favor of democracy, human rights, and a more just and equitable world will require unrelenting persistence and hard work
Opportunistic leaders in China, Russia, and elsewhere have used the virus as an excuse to further erode democracy and wage information warfare
CEPA President and CEO, Dr. Alina Polyakova, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on US policy toward the Black Sea Region
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.
In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage.
The United States and its allies are in the process of a contentious, protracted, and belated effort to assess and respond to the threats from Russia and China, amid disruptive economic, technological, and public health challenges.
The Kremlin aims to be the dominant power in Eurasia, using Russia’s size to exert strong influence over its neighbors and to bargain with big countries on an equal basis.
Russia’s military capabilities and plans, coupled with the changing nature of warfare and the disadvantageous topography of the Baltic states, shape the strategic outlook for the Baltic Sea region.
Alliance credibility — or lack of it — is, therefore, the key factor in regional security. It should not be taken for granted.
The operational and strategic roles of the different headquarters involved in the Baltic Sea region are unclear, and to outsiders even bewildering.
The security of the Atlantic alliance and all its member states is only as strong as that of its weakest and most peripheral members.
The building blocks of a seamless digital society
As sectors continue to grow more dependent on data flows, cybersecurity threats are becoming a bigger priority for the United States and the European Union.
5G networks will be the backbone of the future digital economy. Europe and the United States must work together to secure them.
Sharpening NATO’s Competitive Edge
The long-neglected High North is changing fast. An international Arctic agreement is needed now, before trouble flares.
Sino-Russian Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
Countering Russian and Chinese information operations will require a full-scale approach across the transatlantic space
Moving Mountains for Europe’s Defense
Anticipating a Changing Geostrategic Environment
NATO’s Achilles’ Heel
Key Terrain in NATO’s Southeastern Region
Europe’s Soft Underbelly
A Potential EU Peacekeeping Mission
The United States and Europe must invest more to help Belgrade and Pristina find common ground
What’s gone wrong, why it matters, where it’s heading, and what to do about it
“Chaos strategy through hybrid, multi-vector warfare is here to stay.”
“The primary goal of Russia’s military operations at this stage is to keep Ukrainians demoralized and stressed from the ever-present threat of ramped-up aggression.”