Bursting the Bubble

Raluca Csernatoni

Raluca Csernatoni

About Raluca

Dr Raluca Csernatoni is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer with the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) at Charles University in Prague. Her postdoctoral research concentrates on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union (EU) – Technology and Capacity, laying emphasis on emerging dual-use technologies and the development of cutting-edge military capabilities in Europe. She completed her PhD with the distinction Cum Laude with the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. She was a visiting researcher with the program Sécurité, paix, et conflits at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Dr Csernatoni was awarded a research fellowship with the Study Programme on European Security (SPES) with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin, during which she also lectured at the Master program of Military Studies at Potsdam University. She has recently worked at the Royal Higher Institute for Defence (RHID) and its Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) in Brussels and she was a research officer with the Brussels-based think tank, the International Security Information Service - Europe. Dr Csernatoni also lectured on the CSDP in Action: CSDP Missions and Operations, as part of the European Security and Defence College’s (ESDC) Advanced Courses for Political Advisors in EU Missions and Operations.

Articles by Raluca:

The Ghosts of Europe’s Past and the EU’s Struggle with Rising Populism

17 May 2017

This year has marked six decades since the creation of the European integration project. However, what should have been a celebratory moment for the long effort to construct a solid European community turned out to be a more cautious affair, especially after the Brexit backlash. Less than a century ago, Edmund Husserl’s warning words about […]

Time to Catch Up: The EU’s Cyber Security Strategy

4 March 2016

In recent years, cybersecurity has become a high ranking issue threatening stability worldwide. The age of mega-breaches has arrived, cybersecurity going hand in hand with fighting an almost invisible and unconventional enemy lurking in the shadows of an anarchic cyberspace. Cybercrimes are increasing because of global interconnectedness, coupled by inadequate protective measures exposing government and […]

High-Tech Fortress Europe: FRONTEX and the Dronization of Border Management

27 January 2016

Irregular migration has become one of the top issues on the European Union’s (EU) security agenda in terms of securing external borders, protecting the cultural and ethnic identity of EU Member States, safeguarding their socio-economic welfare systems, and combating terrorism and organised crime. However, despite countless political exclusionary discourses, media cover-ups, policy efforts and drastic […]

The European Commission’s Preparatory Action (PA) on CSDP-related Research: Bridging the European Defence Technology Gap

6 January 2016

Less than a century ago, Edmund Husserl’s warning words about the European continent were more than farsighted: ‘the gravest danger menacing Europe is its lassitude.’[i] Applied to the security and defence international landscape, his words ring even truer. In the current climate of fiscal and economic austerity, recent debates on the European Union’s (EU) security […]