In this article, Xymena Kurowska and Bence Németh respond to Michal Onderco’s argument that Kurowska and Németh, in their recent Long Post – A playground in Central Europe: who plays what? – misread the Central European playground.
This post looks at the struggle for influence in Central Europe, which has drawn in observers, insiders, outsiders and caretakers, such as the Atlantic Alliance, the European Union, Poland, Italy and the United States. It looks to the Visegrad Battlegroup and the Central European Roundtable on Defence Cooperation as future and additional anchors for countries at the geographic heart of Europe.
European Geostrategy proudly publishes its first Long Post, which deals with the rise of military co-operation among the Central European powers, including Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. The authors outline the history of these countries’ military co-operation, place it in a wider context, and then conclude by offering five different recommendations for the Roundtable to consider when it meets on 18th June 2012 to discuss further military collaboration.