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Fri, May 14, 2021

Czechmate? What’s behind the downward spiral in Czech-Russian relations

After Czech officials exposed Russia's involvement in the 2014 explosions at the Vrbětice arms depot, diplomatic tensions have spiked. A Czech diplomat previews what's coming next.

New Atlanticist by Petr Tůma

Central Europe Corruption

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

What Biden’s election means for Central Europe

While Western Europe is looking forward to the next four years, the reaction is more mixed as one moves east. The reason is simple: The Trump administration—despite (and perhaps because of) its confrontational rhetoric towards Europe and the EU in general—intensified cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe.

New Atlanticist by Petr Tůma

Central Europe Defense Policy

Petr Tůma is a visiting fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. He is a Czech career diplomat with an expertise on Europe, Middle East and transatlantic relations. Petr previously worked at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC. He was earlier posted as a Deputy Chief of the Czech Embassy in war-torn Syria and held the same position in Ramallah/Jerusalem. He also has a working experience from Cairo.  

Before joining Czech Foreign Service, Petr taught philosophy and anthropology at Charles University in Prague. He earned his M.A. in modern philosophy from University Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). In Paris, he served as a personal assistant to Professor Paul Ricœur.