We are proud to present the newest edition of our flagship publication, the Panorama of the Global Security Environment. The 2017-2018 Panorama was edited by Peter Bátor, Michal Mochťak, Róbert Ondrejcsák, and Richard Q. Turcsányi. We are grateful to the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia for supporting this project.
“Panorama of Global Security Environment is one of the most prestigious projects of the Central European security and foreign policy community. The first Panorama started in 2004 and was published at the Ministry of Defence think-tank, the Institute for Security and Defence Studies, under the leadership of Róbert Ondrejcsák. This book is already the thirteenth edition and the second one published by STRATPOL.
The goal of Panorama has always been to provide both scholars and decision-makers with up-to-date analysis of the trends and issues of the global security environment. Throughout its history, the book has attracted a wide readership and it has published texts by authors from all the continents. Since 2012, Panorama is indexed in prestigious Thomson Reuters Web of Science Book Citation Index. Every Panorama is publicly available online at the STRATPOL webpage.
To keep up with changing needs of our readership, this Panorama has even more distinct Central European approach. The goal of this decision was to choose the topics which are relevant to Central Europe and at the same time offer the view from our region on the most critical issues of global security. This volume consists of three sections – the first deals with our extended ‘home region’, including Europe and North Atlantic; the second one covers Eastern European neighbourhood region to which we are inherently linked as part of one security system; and the third one addresses the issues from the rest of the world which have the potential to influence us in one way or another.
We hope our readers will find the newest Panorama at least as beneficial to their professional work as all the previous ones!”