Jirušek, Vlček, and Henderson on whether Rosatom is becoming the Kremlin´s new weapon

22 May 2024

In their new article, Martin Jirušek, Tomáš Vlček, and James Henderson examine whether the Russian state corporation Rosatom is becoming a foreign policy tool for Russia in the countries where it operates. To investigate this, the authors selected Rosatom projects in Finland and Hungary for analysis.

While in the first case, they found that strict oversight by regulatory authorities and the minimization of non-standard contacts at the government level significantly contributed to minimizing the politicization of the project, in the case of Hungary, the opposite is true. The non-transparency and above-standard relations between the political representations of Russia and Hungary have resulted in a significantly higher risk that the Paks 2 project will become a tool of Russian influence.

The article, titled "Same but different: Rosatom as the Kremlin's upcoming leverage?", was published in the Journal of Contemporary European Studies by Taylor & Francis and is freely available for a limited time here .

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