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Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy 2017

Vít Dostál Vít Dostál / Ed. 25. 5. 2017
Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy 2017

For the eleventh year, AMO has published its Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy, where the authors assess Czech diplomacy in 2016 and present recommendations for the upcoming year.

Czech diplomacy cannot boast any striking efforts to stabilise the international environment – let alone a high-profile contribution last year. Not only did the Czech Republic fail to distinguish itself by taking a proactive approach in its foreign policy, it also, if anything, undermined existing partnerships through the often unpredictable and even obstructive actions of its foreign-policy officials and domestic political elite. The Czech Republic dealt with important issues late, if at all, and Czech diplomacy was heard little when it came to what are typically strong areas of interest, such as the Eastern Partnership and human rights.

“Considering how dynamic 2016 was, strategic thinking in Czech foreign policy should have been more visible than ever before. But it was not,” write the editors in their introduction.

The analyst consider the Visegrad cooperation, asylum and migration policy, or relations with Russia to be the the worst aspects of Czech foreign policy, while the bilateral relations of the Czech Republic with Germany and Poland are considered to be very positive.

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Vít Dostál, Tereza Jermanová, Jan Blinka, Vít Borčany, Adéla Denková, Jakub El-Ahmadieh, Pavel Havlíček, Tomáš Jungwirth, Tomáš Kaválek, Václav Kopecký, Kryštof Kruliš, Jakub Kufčák, Anna Kunová, Zuzana Lizcová, Lyudmyla Tysyachna, Jakub Záhora Download
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Asia 208
China 213
Czech European policy 102
Czech Republic 440
Czech foreign policy 170
Czech security policy 51
European Union 306
Germany 69
Poland 179
Russia 142
Turkey 6
USA 97
Ukraine 156
Ukrainian crisis 43
United Kingdom 16
Visegrad Group 192
brexit 15
conflict in Syria 17
international security 250
migration 49
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