The 16th edition of the Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy published by AMO provides an analysis of the foreign policy of the Czech Republic in the past 12 months, assessment of its five key thematic and territorial areas and recommendations for the future.
In 2022, in parallel with the consequences of the pandemic on economies, supply chains and public health, war in the most literal and abhorrent sense of the word has returned to Europe. For months, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has been defining a major part of the foreign policy agenda of the countries of the West, simultaneously exacerbating some of the previously existing issues, like economic recession and rising energy prices, and consuming time and resources needed to tackle them.
In this grave international context, the Czech Republic managed to take a clear and decisive stand, overcoming the somewhat inward looking tendencies of the previous governments’ foreign policies and acting as a responsible member of the international community.
In the six chapters of this year’s Agenda, the authors focus on the biggest challenges that lie ahead of the Czech foreign policy in the coming months when it comes to the engagement in Eastern Europe, the future of Central European cooperation, security and defence policy, climate and energy policy, but also the increasingly important region of the Indo-Pacific.