News from the Institute of International Relations (Czech Republic)

Letter from Barack Obama in Support of the Prague Agenda

We are pleased to introduce the full text of the letter from Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, in support of the Prague Agenda 2016, which was presented by Jessica Cox, the Director for Arms Control of the U.S. National Security Council. Obama expressed pride over the achievements of the Prague Agenda in the last six years. He admitted that when taking office, he expected greater successes in the field of nuclear non-proliferation, but estimated that the world community advanced significantly towards a safer world since then, in part thanks to the Prague Agenda.


Siloviki’s Current Role in Russia

Dr. Mark Galeotti, an IIR Senior Researcher, spoke at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales about the current political situation in Russia. He explained what the siloviki forces in present day Russia are, and what it means in terms of domestic and foreign policy. What does Russia expect from the West? What will the US-Russia relations under Trump be like? The entire interview is available in the form of a video.


The Report from Prague Agenda 2016 is out!

Did you miss Prague Agenda 2016? Don’t worry! The report from Prague Agenda 2016 is out and available for download now! Inside you can find summaries of all panels from both days of the conference as well as summaries of the discussions which have taken place after the panels.