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Article: The Alarming Embrace of Anti-Democratic Ideas by Young Europeans

In an article for CEPA, Dr. Rumena Filipova makes the case that a worrying trend is emerging, whereby youth in Central and Eastern Europe turn out to harbor less democratic and pro-Western views than usually expected. The article provides a cross-country comparative perspective, identifies the reasons for these dispositions and offers recommendations for reclaiming young …

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International Roundtable: The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe

The Institute for Global Analytics in partnership with Free Press for Eastern Europe and Science+ held the international roundtable The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe: The Attitudes of Millennials and Gen Z in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia and Serbia towards Russia’s War against Ukraine, Traditional Values, and Democracy, which took place on January 29 at …

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Commentary: Can the Far Right in Europe be Contained?

In a commentary for Carnegie Europe, Dr. Rumena Filipova argues that in order for the far right to be contained, especially ahead of the European Parliament elections, three remedies need to be implemented: 1) revitalizing democratic, results-oriented political leadership; 2) empowering youth as a harbinger of progressive change; and 3) reclaiming hearts and minds from Russia’s …

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International Roundtable, 29 January: The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe

The Institute for Global Analytics, together with its partners Free Press for Eastern Europe and the Science+ network, is convening the international roundtable The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe: The Attitudes of Millennials and Gen Z in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia and Serbia towards Russia’s War against Ukraine, Traditional Values, and Democracy . It will take …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova Interviewed by Bloomberg TV Bulgaria on the Beginning of EU-Ukraine Accession Talks

In an interview for Bloomberg TV Bulgaria, Dr. Rumena Filipova discussed the EU’s historic decision to greenlight Ukraine and Moldova’s accession talks as having significant geopolitical implications, although the road to membership will likely be a difficult one. Also in focus: the importance of strategic communications for countering disinformation, particularly as national security interests are …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova Discusses the EU-China Summit on Euronews Bulgaria

In an interview for Euronews Bulgaria, IGA’s chairperson discussed the outcomes of the EU-China summit (Europe’s emphasis on the trade imbalance and Beijing’s support for Russia’s war against Ukraine). Also in focus was the scope of Chinese influence in Europe and Bulgaria, particularly in the academic sector – why university cooperation with China contains significant …

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Briefing Paper 5: Not One but Many Silver Bullets. Towards a Classification of Responses to Disinformation

IGA has released its new briefing paper “Not One but Many Silver Bullets. Towards a Classification of Responses to Disinformation”.  The paper draws on the assumption that the corpus of countermeasures and analytical approaches has grown so extensive that actors who set out to build capacities or to reframe and elevate their anti-disinformation efforts are …

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