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Information warfare and its impact on the relationship between Europe and the Russian Federation
Holý, Prokop ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Trávníčková, Zuzana (referee)
The first chapter of the thesis describes theoretical definition of information warfare, tools of information manipulation and the most frequent communication channels. In the second chapter, the thesis discusses information warfare in the Euro-Russian conflict, with an emphasis on the Czech Republic. The third chapter is dedicated to the impact of the information warfare on the relationship between Europe and Russia, to the establishment of ad hoc institutions against disinformation and to the influence of political development in the international environment.
The African Union counter-terrorism strategy
Saidlová, Anna ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Druláková, Radka (referee)
Terrorism does not respect any geographic boundaries and terrorist organizations often operate in more than one country at the same time. Therefore, there is an effort of states to coordinate the fight against terrorism within international organizations. African states are no exception to it. Terrorist activity on the African continent has been increasing recently and even the largest regional organization in Africa, the African Union, has been devoted to counter-terrorism. The main topic of this Bachelor thesis is the Counter-terrorism strategy of the African Union. The main aim of this Bachelor thesis is to analyze the African Union Counter-terrorism strategy and provide the reader with possible solutions of its drawbacks.
U.S. Information Security System: Information Warfare against the Islamic state
Bocharov, Vladislav ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Burešová, Jana (referee)
Nowadays, we come across the notion of the term globalization on the daily basis not only when reading a newspaper, listening to a radio or watching a TV, but also when talking to ordinary citizens, who regularly monitor mass media. Worldwide spread of the Internet, which enabled fast and cheap communication between states and continents, was the turning point of this process. Since then, information has been considered as an important factor of international relations and its owners can have a serious strategic predominance in the realms of todays digitilized world, what caused the creation of information warfare and information security concepts in the end of XX. century. Globalization is also causing global problems, which are for example represented by the global terrorism headed by the so-called Islamic State. This Bachelor thesis deals with the U.S. information security system. The main objective of this thesis is to understand and explain the basic principles and concepts of the US information security system and to evaluate its current strategy against the Islamic state.
Angela Merkel's foreign policy towards Turkey in the context of the migration crisis
Böhmová, Magdalena ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Druláková, Radka (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with German-Turkish relations in the past years from the economic, politic and cultural perspective. Furthermore, it describes Angela Merkel's foreign policy towards Turkey from the moment she became chancellor until the point before the breakout of the migration crisis. It continues by mapping the actions taken by Germany and EU in order to handle the crisis and concludes, how or if the chancellor's policy making towards Turkey changed due to the migration crisis beginning in 2015.
Present Swedish - Russian relations in context of intrusions of Swedish territory
Schneider, David ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Machoň, Miloslav (referee)
The main topic of this Bachelor thesis are mutual relations between the Swedish Kingdom and the Russian Federation. These relations are being analysed with respect to historical experience. The concept of learning in international relations is used as a theoretical part of the research. The primary aim of this thesis is to critically assess the Swedish - Russian relations focusing on intrusions of Swedish territory over the last few years (esp. the territorial waters by submarines and the airspace by jet planes) which already appeared at the beginning of the cold war as a shaping feature of present relations between these two countries. In conclusion, the thesis says that the historical events (i.e. recent submarine-incidents in Swedish waters) have led to even bigger mistrust and negative perception of Russia.
Development of the bilateral relationship between the Czech Republic and Norway in 21st century
Staňková, Helena ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Peterková, Jana (referee)
This bachelor thesis analyses the development of the bilateral relationship between the Czech Republic and the Kingdom of Norway between the years 2000 and 2017. Another goal of this thesis is to prove that the dispute which the countries had between each other and which escalated in 2014 have not had a major influence on the long-term development of the relationship. The thesis is divided into four chapters. The first chapter introduces the theory of cooperation between countries and emphasizes the need for cooperation. The second chapter presents the foreign policies of Norway and the Czech Republic. It also explains why the states are cooperating together. The third chapter discusses the dispute about the Czech children taken by the Norwegian authorities in 2011. The last chapter analyses the development in individual areas of cooperation, which are cultural, security and economic areas of cooperation.
The US-Mexico Cooperation to Combat the International Threat of Drug Trafficking
Švejdová, Anna ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Demková, Marcela (referee)
Mexico and the US are facing a transnational threat in the form of drug trafficking. This paper focuses on the US-Mexico cooperation to combat this threat with the objective to evaluate its effectiveness. First, a theoretical base is set for a constructivist analysis of the cooperation by identifying changes that have resulted from the new post-international environment. An explanation of the rise of transnational threats and the ways they are constructed is given according to constructivism and the securitization theory as used by the Copenhagen school of security studies. This leads to an examination of how the threat posed by drug trafficking is perceived by Mexico and by the US and identifies why drug trafficking is indeed a transnational threat. To answer the question of the US-Mexico's effectiveness in this cooperation, a constructivist approach is used to identify the main flaws of their relation. Finally, an analysis of how these flaws have affected the forming and enforcement of specific anti-drug strategies is used to assess its impact
The Potential of Estonia as a Small State in International Relations
Růžičková, Kateřina ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (advisor) ; Peterková, Jana (referee)
This bachelor thesis focuses on Estonia as a small state and its potential and position in international relations, it also focuses on Estonian economy and its foreign policy. First chapter concerns terms such as a small state, foreign policy and foreign policy of a small state and their possible definitions or characteristics. Second chapter focuses briefly on Estonian history, Estonian transformation to democratic state and current situation of Estonia. It also describes some Estonian specifics, its values and it briefly concerns Estonian culture. Next chapter focuses on Estonian foreign policy, its objectives, development and changes that have been implemented after gaining independance. Last chapter analyses Estonian economy and domains where Estonia has a good position or much better position than other states or even where Estonia shows especial potential. It also describes transformation of Estonian economy after gaining independance in 1991 and its reorientaion to the West. This chapter also focuses on five selected international indexes and it compares Estonian position in them with positions of other states.
Perception of Otherness in Europe – Analysis of the Media Discourse before The United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum 2016
Kutišová, Zuzana ; Kratochvíl, Petr (advisor) ; Rolenc, Jan Martin (referee)
The thesis contributes to explaining the perception of otherness in Europe by conducting the analysis of the media discourse before The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum in 2016. The aim of this thesis is to identify the key concepts used in the media discourse to construct the internal and external otherness in Europe and to reflect the consequences of this practice. The thesis is based on the theory of critical geopolitics which helps us to understand how the social construction of territory and identity works. The result of this thesis is to answer the following question: how was the otherness in Europe described by the British press during the days before the referendum and how was the result affected by this description?

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