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Task Force on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
at the Institute of International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest

The Task Force on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation has been established by the arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation experts of the former Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. The experts (listed below) carry on their related research and lecturing at different universities, the training of graduate and PhD students in the field and pursue joint research as well. They are widely publishing and participating in different projects both in the Hungarian and the international context.

Contact information

Erzsébet N. Rózsa (nrozsa.erzsebet@gmail.com)
Zoltán Gálik (zoltan.galik@uni-corvinus.hu)

The Team/Contact Persons

Erzsébet N. Rózsa (nrozsa.erzsebet@gmail.com)
Professor at the National University of Public Service.

Resume: Arabist and Iranist, with a PhD in International Relations (nuclear non-proliferation). She is a Professor at the National University of Public Service, Budapest, and has been a guest lecturer at several other universities both in Hungary and abroad, lecturing – among others – on arms control and non-proliferation. Parallelly, 1990-2016 a Senior Research Fellow at the former Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, since 2016 a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Speciality/Research Focus: nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, focus: Middle East, the ME WMDFZ, the Iranian nuclear issue

Zoltán Gálik (zoltan.galik@uni-corvinus.hu)
Associate Professor at the Corvinus University.

Resume: Zoltán Gálik is an Associate Professor at the Institute for International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest, and a former senior research fellow at the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Relations (2002-2014). He is specialized in European Union Affairs, Security Studies and the foreign policy of the United Kingdom. He earned a Ph.D. degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest in 2007, the thesis focused on the theoretaical ascpects of the European Security and Defence policy. Speciality/Research Focus: foreign security and defense policy issues of the EU, the EU-UK relations, non-proliferation of the chemical and biological weapons

Anna Péczeli (peczeli.anna@gmail.com)
Visiting scholar at The Europe Center (TEC) at Stanford University

Resume: Anna Péczeli is a visiting scholar at The Europe Center (TEC) at Stanford University. She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies at the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary. In 2016-2017 she was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Previously, she was an assistant lecturer at Corvinus University of Budapest, an adjunct fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, a visiting research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, and a visiting Fulbright fellow at the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, DC.
She earned a Ph.D. degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest, her research focused on the Obama administration’s nuclear strategy – the review of nuclear guidance, and the extent to which the legacies of the Cold War still define U.S. nuclear planning.
Speciality/Research Focus: nuclear arms control, the nuclear policy of the U.S. and NATO, nuclear issues and Central European states, ballistic missile defence

András Rácz (andras.racz@gmail.com)
Associate Professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Resume: Historian, political scientist and specialist on Russia-affairs. He defended his Ph.D. in Modern History in 2008 at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. 2007-2014 he worked at the former Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, as well as at the Center for Strategic and Defense Studies. In 2014-2016 he was Senior Research Fellow of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. Since his return to Hungary he has been Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and Security Policy Analysts of the policy research and consulting institute Political Capital. Besides, he is Non-Resident Research Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute operating in Tallinn.
Speciality/Research Focus: security and defense policy issues of the post-Soviet region, as well as relations of Russia and Central-Europe

András Bartók (andras.bartok@uni-nke.hu)
Junior lecturer at the National University of Public Service

Resume:PhD student at the Doctoral School of Military Sciences of the National University of Public Service.
Speciality/Research Focus: nuclear disarmament: North Korea, missile defence, space

Mihály Király (kiraly.istvan.mihaly@gmail.com)
PhD student at the Doctoral School of Military Sciences of the National University of Public Service

Márk Kovács (kovacs.mark@uni-nke.hu)
PhD student at the Doctoral School of Military Sciences of the National University of Public Service

Virág Novák-Varró (novak-varro.virag@uni-nke.hu)
PhD student at the Doctoral School of Military Sciences of the National University of Public Service

Relevant publications

  • Erzsébet, N. Rózsa: Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and North Africa. MENARA Working Papers, No. 24, November 2018
  • Erzsébet, N. Rózsa ; Anna, Péczeli ; Zoltán, Gálik ; (Tamás, Matura ; Máté, Szalai ; László, Póti): The Iranian nuclear deal in the cross section of great power interests. STRATÉGIAI VÉDELMI KUTATÓ KÖZPONT (ELEMZÉSEK) / CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND DEFENSE STUDIES ANALYSES 2015 : 15 pp. 1-25. (2015)
  • Anna Péczeli: The Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Great Power Competition. Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament. October 2018, pp.1-18. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25751654.2018.1530741?fbclid=IwAR1qjisFnZ_yCGJvITalgibGyb-8-NiKpkqzz5I7WHjBC1d2pMELZboXg6U
  • Anna Péczeli: The future of US–Russian nuclear deterrence and arms control. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. June 19, 2017 (co-authors: Tatiana Anichkina and Nickolas Roth) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00963402.2017.1338046?needAccess=true
  • Anna Péczeli: Russia, NATO, and the INF Treaty. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Spring 2017, pp.66-99. (co-author: Ulrich Kühn) http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Portals/10/SSQ/documents/Volume-11_Issue-1/Peczeli.pdf
  • Anna Péczeli: The Modernization of the B61 Gravity Bombs and the Problem of Misconceptions. Center for Strategic and Defense Studies Analyses. 2015/16. pp.1-7.
  • Péczeli, Anna-N. Rózsa Erzsébet. Learning Unit 6: Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zones (NWFZ) and WMD-Free Zones (WMDFZ) In: Giorgio, Franceschini; Marco, Fey; Niklas, Schoernig (szerk.) EU eLearning Course on Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, (2017)
  • N. Rózsa Erzsébet-Péczeli, Anna (eds) Egy békésebb világ eszközei : Fegyverzetellenőrzés, leszerelés, non-proliferáció [The tools of a more peaceful world. Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation] Budapest, Hungary: Osiris, Magyar Külügyi Intézet (MKI), (2013) p. 378
  • Rácz, András: Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine: Breaking the Enemy’s Ability to Resist. Helsinki, Finland : Finnish Institute of International Affairs (2015) , 101 p. ISBN: 9789517694537
  • Rácz András-Jójárt Krisztián: Contemporary Russian Military Thinking on Conflicts of the 21st Century: Beyond the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ pp. 109-134. , 26 p. In: Kiss, Álmos Péter (eds): Conflicts in the Gray Zone : A Challenge to Adapt. Budapest, Hungary, 2017
  • Rácz, András, Katri Pynnöniemi: ‘Fog of Falsehood: Russian Strategy of Deception and the Conflict in Ukraine’, 2016
  • Gálik, Zoltán: Biológiai és toxin fegyverek [Biological and Toxin Weapons] pp. 207-230. In: N. Rózsa Erzsébet; Péczeli, Anna (eds) Egy békésebb világ eszközei : Fegyverzetellenőrzés, leszerelés, non-proliferáció [The tools of a more peaceful world. Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation] Budapest, Hungary : Osiris, Magyar Külügyi Intézet (MKI), (2013) p. 378
  • Bartók, András: „Korlátok nélküli hadviselés” – Egy kínai nézőpont a 21. század hatalmi versengéséről [„Unrestricted Warfare” – A Chinese Viewpoint on Power Competition in the 21st Century] HADTUDOMÁNYI SZEMLE XI. évfolyam 3. szám pp. 338.-346.. Paper: HU ISSN 2060-0437 (2018)
  • Bartók, András: A Kínai Népköztársaság védelempolitikája 1989-től napjainkig [THE DEFENSE POLICY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA SINCE 1989] SZAKMAI SZEMLE: A KATONAI NEMZETBIZTONSÁGI SZOLGÁLAT TUDOMÁNYOS-SZAKMAI FOLYÓIRATA XVI. évfolyam 3. szám pp. 47.-75.. Paper: HU ISSN 1785-1181 (2018)
  • Kovács Márk: Islamic State – is it a guerrilla or a terrorist organization? In: National Security Review, 2018. 4. vol. no. 1.
  • Kovács Márk: Gerilla-hadviselés és a terrorizmus kapcsolatrendszere napjainkban. In: Hadtudományi Szemle, 2019. 12. vol. no. 1.
  • Kovács Márk: Vahhabizmus és Szaúd-Arábia kapcsolata. In: Hadtudományi Szemle, 2018. 11. vol no. 1., pp.85-99.
  • Kovács Márk: Spanyolország – Katalónia esete. In: Szakmai Szemle, 2018. 16. vol. no. 1., pp. 140-156.

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