Matej is a cofounder of Adapt Institute and a PhD candidate in Political Science with a specialisation in Security and Strategic Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia. In 2016 he did a research stay at the National Defence University of Poland. He collaborated as an external analyst with Visegrad Insight and as a research fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the
Kamila is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava with research on private military and security companies in connection to the security policy of the EU. Her previous experience includes working for non-governmental organization Slovak Security Policy Institute and working for a member of parliament. During her studies
Graduated from Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia in 2019 with Master’s degree in Political Science. Currently, he is an internal doctoral student at the Department of Political Science at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, where his research focuses on the open society concept and liberal democracy in the environment of international relations.
PhD student in political science specializing in security and strategic studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. In his research, he focuses primarily on Turkey and the neighboring regions. In the past, he was an intern at the Institute for Security
Graduated in International Trade and European Integration with a focus on disinformation and hybrid warfare at the University of Economics in Prague. As part of her master’s degree, she participated in the Master of International Studies
Viliam Ostatník, Ph.D., is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In his doctoral research, he focused on the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU (CFSP),
Samuel Zilincik is a doctoral student of security and strategic studies at Masaryk and Leiden Universities and a lecturer at the University of Defence in the Czech Republic. His research interests include military strategy in general and its emotional aspects
Michaela Ružičková is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. She completed an internship at the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic at the Foreign Policy Department. She worked as a
Daša Židuliaková is a MA student in the Middle East and North Africa at Sciences Po Grenoble in France. Her research focuses on Iran, Shia Islam and religion in the foreign policy of the Middle Eastern countries. She conducted research on the given topics in
Alexandra holds MA and MSc degrees in International Business Development and
Marketing from Austria and Russia, as well as a BBA degree in Businessdministration from Finland. Currently, she is a master’s degree student of International Relations
Alžbeta Gavalcová is a student of International Relations and Energy Security at Masaryk University in Brno and graduate of Economic Diplomacy at the University of Economics in Bratislava. She focuses on topics of energy security and green
Matúš graduated with Bachelor’s degree in field of European Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia. In 2021-2022 he collaborated with Infosecurity.sk. Since 2021 he writes short texts for STRATPOL – Strategic Policy Institute. His research
Matej Rafael Riško
Katarína is now pursuing her final year of a Master’s degree in International Security at Sciences Po, with a special focus on Global Risks and Intelligence. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Essex
Pavol is a secondary school student in Year 7 at the School for Exceptionally Gifted Children and Grammar School. He is a graduate of the Anton Neuwirth College Summer University, a former intern at GLOBSEC, and the current Secretary General
Martin is currently in the first year of a Master’s degree in International Security with minor in Diplomacy and Intelligence at Sciences Po, Paris. Prior to this, he earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations and Arabic at the SOAS,
Lucia Kobzová is a master’s student of Public Policy with a focus on Digitalization at Sciences Po in Paris and also works as a journalist for the technology platform Žive.sk (aktuality.sk) where she covers topics on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Raul Bertoldini is a researcher and geopolitical analyst from Italy. He obtained his international relations’ BA in 2021 in Milan, with further specialisation in European Studies at ISPI. He is currently a graduate student of Geopolitics
Štefan is a BA student of International Relations and Security & Strategic Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He also participates in the project “Prax pre univerzity, riešenia pre firmy” by the Slovak Investment
Bianka is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies at Comenius
University in Bratislava. She successfully completed an Erasmus exchange
program in Tallinn, Estonia, during her studies.
Timotej is a MA student of European studies, and International Relations and Energy Security studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He spent his stay abroad at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain,
Juraj is a graduate of Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica with a bachelor’s degree in History. From 2014 to 2019, he observantly followed the development of the civil war in Syria, with increased attention to the activities of the Russian
Alena studied Security studies at University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica. During the studies she interned at Jagello 2000 at the time of NATO days and Czech Airforce Days at VIP department. Furthermore, she participated in the „Spring debates“
Dominik is a MA student of European Studies and International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava. He is a civic activist at the European Parliament Office in Slovakia
Jerguš is a student of Security and Strategic Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. His primary area of interest is hybrid threats, specifically information warfare and psy-ops. Among other things, he also focuses on nuclear security and threats
Adam Potočňák graduated from the master’s program in security and strategic studies at the Faculty of Social Science, Masaryk University in Brno and is currently a doctoral student of political science specializing in international security at the same faculty/University.
Weronika Grzebalska, Ph.D.
Dr. Weronika Grzebalska is a sociologist and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Weronika’s work centers on the changing nature of the military and defense in contemporary Central and Eastern
Jaroslav Cabuk is a graduate in International Relations (bachelor’s degree) and in Security Studies (master’s degree) from the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, while, under the Erasmus program, he also