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Effects of the Brexit referendum on the Common Security and Defence policy
Schlecht, Niclas ; Kazharski, Aliaksei (advisor) ; Plechanovová, Běla (referee) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
in English The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) epitomizes the EU's aspirations to be a key actor in global security. With the Brexit the CSDP looses its biggest military power and one of its major payers. This thesis assesses how the EU dealed with the Brexit referendum and how the CSDP developed. It provides evaluation of the CSDP- related policies and asses the degree to which new developments can be traced back to the Brexit referendum and how they are infected by domestic constituencies in the EU Member States. The thesis shows that the exit of the UK gave the CSDP new possibilities to develop, that were not fully used due to domestic constraints of EU Member States.
A small state's influence within the EU and NATO. Lithuania's countermeasures against Russia
Berta, Szilard ; Kazharski, Aliaksei (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
The overall purpose of the study is to contribute to the small state literature. The thesis demonstrates that small states can increase their influence within the current international environment, with the use of different kind of 'soft power' tools. Therefore, an in-depth analysis is conducted about the influence capabilities of Lithuania within the EU and NATO. To adequately demonstrate Lithuania's results and influence capabilities, case study research is applied on two policy areas: Lithuania's energy security initiatives within the EU and NATO vis-á-vis Russia; and Lithuania's military initiatives within NATO after the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The thesis built on the combination of three theories, including Regional Security Complex Theory, Alliance Shelter Theory, and the Theory of Power. This leads to the analysis of eight 'soft power tools' (Political Will and Prioritisation; Cooperation with the Close Neighbours and Within the Region; Relationship with the European Commission; Personal Relationship; Relationship with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union; The Character/ Personality of the President or the Prime Minister; Discourse and Framing; Reputation and Image). The main conclusion of the thesis is that due to these instruments, Lithuania 'as a small state' was able...
The Role of Civil Society in Ukraine's National Security and Defence
Školek, Lukáš ; Kazharski, Aliaksei (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
Keywords: securitization, Ukraine, civil society, reform, resilience, approximation This thesis aims to clarify the role of Ukrainian civil society in the approximation process of the Ukrainian defence sector to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The research question this thesis seeks to answer is: How does the activity of the civil society, influence the approximation process of Ukraine to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? The thesis then chooses the theoretical framework of analysis offered by the securitization theory. The speech act framing the exitential threat to state's legitimacy is clearly defined and based on this referent object of security is selected. Extraordinary measures which include closer cooperation with representatives of CSOs are named. Then, NATO's criteria for admission into Membership Action Plan are confronted in order to select those, which most closely coallign with the mission of partnerships of civil society organizations and the government brought together as extraordinary measures resulting from the securitization. These organizations are: The Public Council under the Ministry of Defence, ProZorro, Reforms Project Office, and the Ministry of Information Policy. After this, analysis of the activity of these civil society organizations reveals their...

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