Vladimir Baar

Vladimir Baar
University of Ostrava · Department of Human Geography and Regional Development

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The aim of this paper was to identify the nature of hybrid threats posed by Russia in Bosnia and Herzegovina and, subsequently, to identify to what extent the Kremlin is successful in destabilising the political situation in this country. For this purpose, disciplined interpretative case study was employed. This study is primarily based on four exp...
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The recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 2019 sparked a debate in the Orthodox world about the legitimacy of such an act. In the present study, we aim to explain, through the concept of theopolitics, this event which has caused a schism in the contemporary Orthodox Church. Following...
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In July 2021 Greenlanders will be commemorating the 300th anniversary of Danish colonization. The anniversary has come at a time when the world is facing a wave of reflections on the injustices of colonialism. The article aims to contribute to this discussion and frame the history of Greenlandic dependence on Denmark, considering contemporary polit...
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The research is based on data and supplemented by findings from interviews with a representative of the Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia and a historian at the Moldova State University in Chisinau. This study provides an analysis of the specific nature of communication and relationships between the Moldovan nation and the Metropolitan Church of Be...
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The article aims to compare and briefly summarize previous transatlantic trade agreements with the TTIP proposal. The article introduces the historical bases of transatlantic agreements in the introduction part. The first and the second part of the article have described the level of knowledge, recent theoretical approaches, and their application....
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By stepping up linkages with post-Soviet states and by creating a various and sophisticated scope of soft power instruments, the Russian federation has striven to maintain its strong influence and simultaneously sought to block Western impact in the Post-soviet region. The principal goal of this study is to explore how the Russian political establi...
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The objective of the article is to identify and analyse the main movements that shaped the national identity of the modern Belarus. When Belarus acquired sovereignty in 1991, two movements have started to influence the Belarusian society. One of them, a so-called “nationalist” movement, was present between 1991 and 1994. The second one, a so-called...
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India and Iran are states, which have lot of in common, mainly historical and cultural links, similarities of languages, and both were cradles of ancient civilizations. Nowadays India belongs to regional great powers, which has specific importance in Asia, Iran tries to deter American influence in region of Gulf and remove impacts of American sanct...
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Since its independence in 1948, India has strived to become a major geopolitical power in South Asia, and an important player in the world. Early on, India achieved significant successes especially in the developing world. Failures caused by the lost war with China include, the rise of separatism and international isolation. After 1990, India gradu...
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For a long time, the Arctic region reminded the frozen wasteland and the world events were kept long away from its borders. The global importance of the Arctic highly increased in the age of cold war, when this territory represents the shortest way for ballistic missiles of two unforgiving enemies, the United States of America and the Soviet Union....
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This study takes a closer look at the kind of power that is used by one country in order to achievement of its aims in another country abroad. This is the phenomenon of “soft power”, which is presented in this study in a different dimension. In the literature, the term of “soft power” is usually associated with the Western world, culture, attractio...
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De facto states are considered to be highly specific entities, thus meriting a detailed analysis of how conflict transformation functions within such states and what role is played in them by civil society organizations (CSOs), which are traditionally considered one of the key actors in conflict transformation. The authors discuss the factors that...
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The paper is focused on the economic problems of de facto states in the post-Soviet space after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, creation of the Eurasian Economic Union in 2015 and the signing of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Georgia and Moldova with effect from 2016. It analyzes long-term economic strateg...
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After the end of a bipolar world, political, ethnic, religious, social and economic relates have entered into a new phase of development in an effort to discover new forms of balance. The political structures of the world are undergoing changes in different spatial dimensions from global through macro-regional to local ones. We are witnessing of pr...
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This paper discusses the competing processes between Moldovan and Romanian identities for the creation of a national identity in the Republic of Moldova. The issue of a common national identity for the people of the Republic of Moldova has been a problem since the beginning of this state’s independence. Throughout the 25 years of independence, diff...
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The successor countries of the former Soviet Union are facing many problems in building their national character, respectively, their national identity. One of the important aspects in the construction of national identity is growing, but controversial role of religion and religious institutions in post-Soviet societies. In Belarus and Ukraine inde...
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Bougainville is one of the cases of secession present in the Pacific region. Its uniqueness lies not only in the complexity of the case but mainly in the fact that the region has agreed on an independence referendum with its parent state—Papua New Guinea. The contribution presents local, regional, and other impacts of the case development and facto...
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De-facto states constitute an interesting and important anomaly in the international system of sovereign states. No matter how successful and efficient in the administration of their territories they are, they fail to achieve international recognition. In the past, their claims for independence were based primarily on the right to national self-det...
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If Armenian and Azerbaijani negotiators ever agree on the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh, it will not necessarily resolve the long-running conflict, because any peace treaty would require the consent of the Karabakh Armenians, whose political representatives are currently excluded from peace negotiations. It is difficult to imagine the Karabakh...
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Islam in Crimea and Radicalism: Russia's attitude towards the Crimean Tatars aft er the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula-repression or integration? Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in March 2014 sounded like a memento as 70 years since Stalin's deportations of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea to Central Asia were commemorated. Th e T...
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This article analyses Japanese geopolitics of the imperial period by employing critical-geopolitical approaches to examine its formal and practical discursive levels. Its main objective is to explore classic Japanese geopolitical imagination juxtaposed to political (geo)propaganda, from the perspectives of space and their ideological origin. It sta...
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The purpose of this study is to analyse the role of civil society in the de facto states of the South Caucasus in the process of conflict transformation. It is based on a field research of the civil society organizations in Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh. The data were collected by the methods of expert interviews, semi-structured interviews and par...
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De-facto states constitute an interesting anomaly in the international system of sovereign states. No matter how long their control of claimed territory has lasted or how effective their capacities to provide governmental services to its population are, they fail to achieve international recognition. A change in the legitimising strategy adopted by...
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Dichotomy between endo-ethnonyms (the way certain people call themselves) and exo-ethnonyms (what the nation is called by the neighbours) is well known from Europe. Also the etymology of both the types of ethnonyms (and also toponyms) in Europe is usually widely known. However, it is not only Europe the phenomenon of endo- and exo-ethnonyms (and to...
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Vyd. 1. 20 výt. Určeno pro studium oboru 63-41-M/040 Informatika v ekonomice
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