|Author (Corporate)||ATA North Macedonia, Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT), Centre for the Study of Democracy, Global Focus Centre, GLOBSEC, International and Security Affairs Centre (ISAC), Political Capital, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)|
|Series Title||GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index 2021|
|Publication Date||November 2021|
The GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index measures vulnerability towards foreign influence in eight countries: Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia on a 0-100 scale, where 0 is the most resilient and 100 the most vulnerable. It assesses five key dimensions: public attitudes, political landscape, public administration, information landscape, and civic and academic space, with a particular focus directed towards the Kremlin’s and Beijing’s activities.
The Index’s importance goes beyond the Central European and Western Balkan regions, however. It is a test of how confrontation of the West against Russia on the one hand and China on the other is playing out in a strategically important part of the world – geographically peripheral members of EU and NATO or countries in their neighbourhood aspiring to membership or partnership.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia|