New IVO publication: Who is Playing Russian Roulette in Slovakia
The Institute for Public Affairs releases the publication Who is Playing Russian Roulette in Slovakia. The book is seeking the answer to the question “What encourages some Slovak politicians to promote ties with a declining power with an aggressive foreign policy and an undemocratic political regime instead of a stable alliance with the West, bringing Slovakia long-term political stability, economic prosperity and solid security guarantees”?
How did it happen that the Slovak fans of "alternatives" decided to play a game in the style of "Russian roulette" with their own country and to take a risk that if the imaginary revolver fires in this game, the bullet will hit the whole country?
The publication Who is Playing Russian Roulette in Slovakia helps to find answers to these and other questions. It also brings information about the basic characteristics of contemporary Russian state, its foreign policy priorities and place that Central European countries, including Slovakia, occupy in these priorities. It maps the scene of pro-Russian forces in Slovakia, examines the extent to which their "alternative" ideas of cooperation with the Eastern power are in line with the Kremlin's strategic intentions in Europe. It contains an analysis of interactions on the Facebook pages of selected pro-Russian actors.
The English edition of the book Who is Playing Russian Roulette in Slovakia was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.