NATO`s campaign of Kosovo in 1999 was not simply a military operation of several countries against another one; in fact, as some scholars argue, it became a turning point for world order and brought about new challenges for political science.  NATO jets against Yugoslavia “represented nothing less than the beginning of the end of the Westphalian world order.” (Nichols, 2008) Set up in...

What China Gained From Hosting Kim Jong Un (by Oriana Skylar Mastro) 9 April 2018 Oriana Skylar Mastro looks in depth at Xi’s hosting of Kim Jong Un and the main motives behind his action. The author states that although on the surface this action is perceived as Chinese desire to improve the Sino-North Korean relations, one of the main purposes was to shape the agenda of the upcoming North...

On 8 April 2018, parliamentary election is to take place in Hungary. Though the victory of the ruling Fidesz led by Prime Minister Victor Orban is all but sealed, probably the most important thing about this election is the rise of Jobbik as a key opposition force in Hungary and a broader story about these two parties that may have big implications for many European countries that are now facing an...

The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for applications for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics in the Social Sciences for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Programme of the Open Society Foundations. The call is addressed to citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan,...

  Protesters who drove the EuroMaidan movement back in early 2014, believed they lay a foundation of a more transparent, democratic and prosperous country going towards the European integration and eventually joining the family of European nations. Four years passing, the outcomes are mixed at best, and many endemic problems are still persisting and haunt Ukraine. We spoke to Ukraine expert Professor...

Launched in 2013, the Antall József Summer School is a twelve-day programme focusing on one of the most important regional partnerships of Europe, the Visegrad Cooperation. Through traditional and more interactive forms of education, including lectures, workshops, debates, roundtable discussions, and short trainings, the event series, organised annually, provides a profound analysis of the Visegrad...

Baltic International Summer School June 19 – 30, 2018 Our values, attitudes, and behavior are constantly tested by disinformation, fake news, attempts of spinning and twisting the reality and defining normality. They are often difficult to grasp and their relationship to various political, economic, or personal agendas initially may seem unclear. The aim of this intensive program is to...

Level: BA / MA Credits: 4 ECTS Application deadline: 13 May, 2018   Week I in Tallinn - Estonian Business Environment 8-14 July Week II in Tartu - EU and Russian Relations 15-21 July   The programme will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale. Students will learn of...

Level: BA / MA Credits: 4 ECTS Application deadline: 13 May, 2018   Week I in Tartu - EU-Russian Relations 15-21 July Week II in Pärnu - Baltic Regional Security  22-28 July The program will introduce the challenges and achievements of Estonian social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on local as well as on international scale. Students will learn of...

Location: University of Tartu, Pärnu College (Ringi 35, Pärnu, Estonia) Time: July 23 - July 27, 2018 Level:  advanced undergraduate and MA students a professionals.   Objectives: The 7th Martens Summer School on International Law, organised by the School of Law of the University of Tartu in the Estonian coastal resort town Pärnu, will deal with the comparative aspects of...

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