Global Zero – A Nuclear Weapon (Test) Free World 

 

Exactly thirty years ago, on August 29, 1991, the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan closed down. Within three decades it had witnessed more than 400 Soviet nuclear tests; almost a quarter of all nuclear tests on the planet. The date marks today the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Continue reading

What Comes After the INF Treaty? 

Europe Must Urgently Take a Stance Against Worldwide Rocket Proliferation

Last Friday, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement between the US and Russia expired on schedule, after both sides declared their withdrawal six months ago. The attempt by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and other European leaders to rescue the agreement, which is important for Europe’s security situation, has failed. Continue reading

Russia between Europe and Authoritarianism: New developments addressed from an liberal perspective 

On the day of the 100 anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Russian experts gave their assessment of the current state of Russia in the framework of an FNF event. Professors and researchers discussed the economic and political situation as well as the relationship with the European Union from different perspectives. 

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Fake-News and the Manipulation of Public Discourse 

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Second from the right: Jakub Janda

The topic of disinformation is ubiquitous, and has been a widely discussed theme especially after the U.S. elections. The so called ‘Fake News’ spread in no time throughout Facebook and Twitter and are even adopted by mainstream media. It influences the way our societies think in a decisive way. Jakub Janda, Head of Kremlin Watch Program and Deputy Director at the European Values Think-Tank based in Prague,explains in an Interview how this form of manipulation works and how ‘fake news’ could potentially occur in the upcoming German elections.

 

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