Tomáš Valášek

Výbor NR SR pre európske záležitosti, Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
Before being elected in 2020, Tomáš was director of Carnegie Europe and a senior fellow, where his research focused on security and defense, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s Eastern neighborhood. Previously , Valášek served as the permanent representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO for nearly four years (2013 -2017). Before that, he was president of the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava (2012–2013), director of foreign policy and defense at the Centre for European Reform in London (2007–2012), and founder and director of the Brussels office of the World Security Institute (2002–2006). In 2006–2007, he served as acting political director and head of the security and defense policy division at the Slovak Ministry of Defense. Valášek is the author of numerous articles in newspapers and journals including the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. He advised the Slovak defense and foreign ministers, the UK House of Lords, and the Group of Experts on the new NATO Strategic Concept.
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  • ITAPA OPEN TALK: Security in the New World   |   Jarná ITAPA 2022

    A new type of war in the new world. The first war that transcended physical dimensions and spilled over into the virtual world. Thus, the catastrophe that is happening in Ukraine will probably go down in history. A war that also takes place on social networks, in discussions, but also through cyber attacks. A war where the acquisition and rapid processing of information, for example from the telephone network, can lead to effective tactical attacks. So what is the experience of the military conflict in Europe? How will the security map of Europe be redrawn and what is the impact on the digital dimension of the military conflict? Who wins the battle for public opinion? Why did Ukraine not disintegrate under the onslaught of the disinformation campaign? Why don't we see large-scale successful cyber attacks? What unexpected digital tools have emerged?
  • ITAPA OPEN TALK: Security in the New World   |   ITAPA OPEN TALK: Bezpečnosť v novom svete

    A new type of war in the new world. The first war that transcended physical dimensions and spilled over into the virtual world. Thus, the catastrophe that is happening in Ukraine will probably go down in history. A war that also takes place on social networks, in discussions, but also through cyber attacks. A war where the acquisition and rapid processing of information, for example from the telephone network, can lead to effective tactical attacks. So what is the experience of the military conflict in Europe? How will the security map of Europe be redrawn and what is the impact on the digital dimension of the military conflict? Who wins the battle for public opinion? Why did Ukraine not disintegrate under the onslaught of the disinformation campaign? Why don't we see large-scale successful cyber attacks? What unexpected digital tools have emerged?
  • DISCUSSION   |   Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2021: Ako sa stať najlepším?

  • Discussion   |   Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2020

    Discussion of invited guests:
    Tomáš Valášek, Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for European Affairs
    Martin Giert, Plenipotentiary for  Development of Civil Society
    Lívia Vašáková, MF SR
    Peter Balík, MIRRI
    Peter Goliaš, INEKO
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