Michal Simecka

is a Research Fellow at the Center for European Security, Institute of International Relations, Prague. He previously worked as a foreign policy advisor to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels, and holds a D.Phil. (PhD) in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.


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Fighting the wrong battle

A crisis of liberal democracy, not migration

The hostile response of central and eastern European heads of state to the prospect of accepting Syrian refugees is emblematic of the parlous state of liberal democracy in the region, say Michal Simecka and Benjamin Tallis. Europe must avert a deepening East-West divide.