Transatlantic Relationships and Foreign Policy of the Central European Countries
|Project Period:||1/2006 - 12/2007|
|Investor:||Czech Science Foundation|
|Programme / Project Type:||Post-graduate (doctorate) grants
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|Field:||AD - Political sciences (A - Social sciences)|
|Keywords:||Transatlantic Relationships, Foreign Policy, Central Europe, European Union, USA|
The two-year long project is focused on analysis of the development of transatlantic relationships from the end of the Cold War to the present and also involves analysis of the foreign policies of the Central European countries (Visegrad Group -V4) within the context of transatlantic dialogue.
A crucial point of the research is identification of the main differences between the USA and important European states, members of the EU, during the process of formulation of priorities on foreign policy agenda. After that will follow a description of the influence of these different interests on the foreign policies of the V4 countries. Several international crises (e.g. Kosovo 1999, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003) serve as background to evaluate the influence of the V4 countries on the quality of relationships in the Euro-Atlantic area, which will be done with a comparative perspective. The evaluation will be done with respect to the V4 membership in NATO, the EU and also with reference to their bilateral relations with the key international players.
The expected outcomes: a) the set of articles for science reviews during the length of the project; b) the entire results will be published in a book (ca. 250-300 pgs.); c) the presentations of the research findings at seminars and conferences in the Czech Rep. and abroad; d) an opening of a new course at the Dep. of International Relations and European Studies at the FSS MU in Brno.