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Presidential Clans in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: status and development
Jordanová, Anna ; Horák, Slavomír (advisor) ; Šír, Jan (referee)
The thesis deals with the topic of the development of presidential political clans in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It covers the entire rule of the first two presidents (Nursultan Nazarbayev and Islam Karimov) from their ascension to their posts shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and declarations of independence of both states, and also the current rule of their respective successors (Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Shavkat Mirziyoyev). It predominantly focuses on the power and social status of their closest relatives in these clan- based structures. Special attention was paid to their potential roles in state affairs after the resignation (or death) of their patrons.
EU's Non-Recognition and Engagement Policy Towards Occupied Territories of Georgia: Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region
Bidzinashvili, Mariam ; Skalamera, Morena (advisor) ; Horák, Slavomír (referee)
In 2008 after the Russo-Georgian August five-day war Russia recognised Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region (also referred to as Samachablo or South Ossetia) as sovereign states. Later Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Syria also recognised the de-facto territories' independence. In 2011 Vanuatu and Tuvalu followed the same path of recognition.1 2 Yet, they renounced the decision shortly afterwards, amid establishing diplomatic relations with Georgia in 2013 and 2014, respectively.3 Following the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, the OSCE Mission had to withdraw from Georgia due to the pressure from Russia and no consensus among the other participating states. The EU was urged to play a more significant role in the conflict resolution in the region.4 Consequently, an extraordinary European Council called for the accelerated process for Georgia's approximation to the EU, as the Union saw the importance of expanding the continent's security zone.5 Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)
Bandwagoning with the Belt and Road: Russia's changing attitude towards the Chinese presence in Central Asia post-Crimea
Bill, Simon ; Šír, Jan (advisor) ; Horák, Slavomír (referee) ; Duncan, Peter John Stuart (referee)
BILL, Simon. Bandwagoning with the Belt and Road: Russia's changing attitude towards the Chinese presence in Central Asia post-Crimea. Praha, 2019. 78 pages. Master's thesis (Mgr.). Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies. Department of Russian and East European Studies. Supervisor Prof. Jan Šír, Ph.D. Abstract Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has considered the Central Asian states to be a part of its exclusive sphere of influence. In recent years, however, China has also increased its presence in the region, investing heavily in the energy and transportation sectors. This is exemplified by its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), specifically its Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) component, which was launched in September 2013. As China increased its presence in the region, and Russia launched its own initiative, the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU), the two powers seemed to be on a collision course. However, relations between the two never deteriorated as predicted. Instead, the opposite has happened. In 2015, Russia found itself internationally isolated due to its controversial actions in Ukraine and embraced China's initiative. This dissertation will seek to explain Russia's increasingly accommodating attitude towards China's growing investment and influence...
The war in Afghanistan: spatiotemporal analysis of the Taliban combat activities
Kalibová, Lenka ; Jelen, Libor (advisor) ; Horák, Slavomír (referee)
This diploma thesis deals with the temporal and spatial distribution of Taliban terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. It covers the period since the start of the Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001, when the troops of the United States and their allies invaded the country, until the end of 2018. This thesis aims to find out what targets Taliban attacked during the reported period, and whether there is a link between the frequency of terrorist attacks and the real events that took place at the time of the attacks. The secondary aim of this work is to place the results obtained by the analysis into a broader geographical context. Using geographic information system, this thesis evaluates spatial differences in the localization of Taliban terrorist attacks. Data of the Taliban attacks were obtained from the Global Terrorism Database, and the maps were created in ArcGIS software. Within the temporal analysis window, the frequency of attacks is related to the timeline of predetermined important events, such as elections, religious and national holidays and decisions of foreign parties about their activities in the region. It was found that the increased frequency of Taliban attacks was related to the Afghan elections or the decisions of foreign parties about their operations in the region. The...

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