Leaving out some other talks, I need to mention my Key Note speech “Europe divided and contested” at the event “Quo vadis Europa – 30 Jahre nach dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhanges” at the RLB OÖ on October 22nd, 2019 in Linz.

Tomorrow, April 19th, 2019, I will speak on “Russia as a revisionist and insecure power” at the Kufsteiner Nachtgespräche in Kufstein.

Talk on “US-Russia relations: More of collusion or more of collision” at a seminar of the Hungarian bank OTP on September 14th, 2018 in Hof/Salzburg.

Talk on “European Security: New Cold War or Power Competition” at a seminar of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna on September 13th, 2018.

Talk on “Russia’s aggressive revisionism. Topology and empiricism” at the Central European University on May 28th, 2018.

Talk on “Russia Middle Eastern Policy” at the Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft” in Graz on May 24th, 2018.

Talk on “Russia after the Elections: Domestic Issues and Foreign Affairs” at the Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party on April 23rd, 2018 in Vienna.

Talk on “Presidential Reappointment? Russia’s Presidential Elections 2018” at the MAIS Interdisciplinary Seminar at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on April 23rd, 2018.

Key note on “Europe and Russia: Neighbours, Partners or Enemies” at an event organized by “Wir sind Europa” on April 6th, 2018 in Schwarzenberg.

Talk “Four Options for Solving the Korea crisis” in the Interdisciplinary Seminar of the MAIS program at the Diplomatic Academy on February 8th, 2018.

Talk on “Russland als Zukunftsfaktor Europas” at the 7. Tullner Zukunftsforum on January 20th, 2018.

Did a lot of other talks in November and December 2017. Can’t list them all. Next appearance: Lecture on the Korea crisis on January 9th, 2018 at the University of Innsbruck.

Participation at the Valdai Conference in Sochi on October 16-19th, 2017.

After several other talks I spoke at the Annual Assembly of ACI Austria/Financial Market Association in Salzburg on October 7th, 2017.

Did a lot of other talks in February and March 2017. Can’t list them all. Next appearance: Panel debate on “President Trump. Weltmacht auf Irrwegen” on April 25th, 2017 at the University of Innsbruck.

Lecture on EU_Russian relations on January 31st, 2017 in Innsbruck at the Rotary Club Innsbruck.

Panelist on “Russia – the Big Unknown” upon the Invitation of Austrian CV on 19th January 2017 in Salzburg.

Lecture “A world with Trump and Putin” at the Year’s End Convocation of the Raiffeisen Ware Austria in Vienna on December 1st, 2016.

Lecture “Russia and the West. Distrust and estrangement” upon the invitation of the “Austrian-Russian Society Styria” on November 15th, 2016 in Graz.

Jean Monnet Lecture “On the foreign policy of Russia” on October 22nd, 206 at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.

Lecture on “Russia as an authoritarian and aggressive power” on October 18th, 2016 in Lienz (Austria).

On October 8th, 2016 I gave a talk on “Russia and the West” at the General Assembly of ACI-FMA in Vienna.

On May 10th, 2016 I held my inaugural lecture as university professor. Topic: Reactive Revisionism in Russian Foreign Policy.

On February 18th, I presented on “The Ukraine crisis and the EU sanctions on Russia at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

On February 10th, 2016 I took part in a panel debate on Sanctions on Russia at the Management Club Vienna in Vienna.

On January 20th, 2016 I had a presentation on “EU sanctions on Russia. Impact, but no effect” at a conference of the German Außenwirtschaftsakademie in Frankfurt.

On January 12th, 2016 I was a respondent to Ivan Krastev’s lecture on Russia’s foreign policy behaviour at the Bruno Kreisky Forum für den Internationalen Dialog am 12.1.2016.

On December 14th, 2015 I presented on Russia’s gas trade with the EU at a conference by the International Peace Institute in Vienna – organised together with the Swiss Department for Foreign Affairs.

On December 4th, 2015 I took part in a panel debate on EU-Russia energy relations at the Finnish Institute for International Affairs’s conference on “From strategic partnership to a strategic problem. Whither EU Russia relations” in Helsinki.

On December 1st, 2015 I will participate in the panel debate “Europa und der Transnationale Terrorismus” at the University of Innsbruck.

On November, 2015 I will speak at the University of Zurich on “Russia’s role in the world”.

On November 19th, 2015 I participated in the panel debate “Scheitert Europa an seiner Flüchtlingspolitik” at the University of Innsbruck.

On June 12th, 2015 I will talk on the Russia-Ukraine crisis at the annual meeting of the Austrian Business Travel Association in Leibniz (Styria).

On May 22nd, 2015 I gave a talk on the Russo-Ukrainian crisis at a Lunch Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria in Linz.

On April 23rd, 2015 I spoke about “Ukrainian crisis: domestic and international impact” at the Business Circle CFO Forum in Stegersbach.

On April 22nd, 2015 I spoke about “The economic crisis in Russia and its impact on political stability” at the IQAM Investmentforum in Salzburg.

I will talk on the Ukraine crisis at a meeting of retired ambassadors at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on April 16th, 2015.

I will talk on “Russia: Domestic Stability and External Confrontation” at the University of Salzburg on April 15th, 2015.

I talked on “Ukrainekrise. Ursachen, Hintergründe und Konsequenzen” at the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing (Germany) on April 13th, 2015.

I talked on “From the Failed Hopes of the Reset to the Threat of a New Cold War” in the Interdisciplinary Seminar of the Master of Advanced International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on February 12th, 2015.

On December 5th, 2014 I took part in a panel debate on Ukraine at the Mediengipfel in Lech am Arlberg.

On December 5th, 2014 I moderated a debate with the Russian ambassador to Austria at the MCI in Innsbruck.

On December 4th, 2014 I took part in a panel debate on how the EU should (have) respond(ed) to the Ukraine crisis at the Europaclub Wien in Vienna.

On December 3rd, 2014 I took part in a panel debate on the impact of Western sanctions on Russia at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

On November 27th, 2014 I took part in a panel debate on the Ukraine crisis at the Landesverteidigungsakademie in Vienna.

On November 19th, 2014 I talked about the “Russo-Ukrainian Crisis” at the University of Innsbruck.

On November 10th, 2104 I gave a talk on the Ukrainian crisis for Coram Publico in Vienna.

On October 28th, 2014 I will take part in a discussion on the Ukraine crisis at Erste Bank in Vienna.

On October 22th-24th, I attended the XI. Valdai Club Forum in Krasnaya Polyana/Sochi.

On October 9th, I had a presentation on the political and economic situation in Russia and Ukraine at the Hypo Capital Management Forum in Vienna.

On October 6th, I gave a public lecture on the Ukraine crisis for the Oberösterreichische Offiziersgesellschaft in Linz.

On October 6th I participated in a panel discussion on Ukraine with the Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz at the ORF Correspondents’ Meeting in Vienna,

On July 16th, 2014 I spoke on “The Ukraine Crisis and Its Global Impact” at the Taiwan Summer School in Innsbruck.

On July 7th, 2014 I gave a talk on “Russian post-Soviet politics” at the University of Hildesheim in Germany.

On May 28th, I debated the Ukraine crisis with the Russian Ambassador to Austria, Mr. Nechaev, in Vienna.

My next lecture will be on “Ukraine: Epochenbruch in den Beziehungen der Großmächte” on May 27th, 2014 in Munich – upon the invitation of the Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik.

I held the keynote speech at the conference “Im Osten viel Neues” of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on May 12th, 2014.

Speech on the “Zwischen Großmachtanspruch und Marginalisierung: Russlands Außenpolitik unter Druck” upon the invitation of the Verein der Wiener Polizeifreunde on May 8th, 2014 in Vienna.

I took part in the 17th Schlangenbader Gespräche on April 28-30, 2014, which had a distinct focus on the crisis in Ukraine.

Speaker on “Ringen um die Ukraine. Zur Konfrontation zwischen Russland und dem Westen” at the debate club of the SPÖ in Landeck on April 25th, 2014.

I took part at a plenary debate on Ukraine the crisis’ consequences for Russia and Europa at The University of Applied Sciences in Vienna on April, 2014.

I took part in a plenary debate on Ukraine at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich on March 28th, 2014.

I had two lectures at the International Relations Department at the Middle East Technical University on Ankara: One on “Civic Unrest and Political Repression in Russia” (March 12th), the other on “Overcharged. The Failure of Obama’s Reset Policy with Russia” (March 14th).

I will participate in a panel debate on “Russlands Außenpolitik zwischen  Anspruch und Wirklichkeit” at the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut on October 16th, 2013.

I held a keynote address on Russia’s domestic politics at the WKO conference in St. Petersburg (Russia) on October 3rd, 2013 and took part in a panel debate on CIS-Austrian Perceptions on October 2nd, 2013.

I had the honour to participate in the 10th Valdai Forum in Valdai (Novgorod Region) on Russia’s Diversity from 16.-19th September 2013.

On July 11th, 2013 I held a lecture on “Russland. Zwischen Bürgerprotesten und Repression” at the Political Science Department at the TU Kaiserslautern (Germany).

On June 10th, 2013 I will give a presentation on “The Geopolitics of Azerbaijan” at a closed conference in Vienna.

Speech ‚US-Russian Relations. From Reset to Paralysis’ at the conference ‚The Future of American Power. US Foreign Policy between domestic constraints and a new global posture’ at the Pfalzakademie Lambrecht (Germany).

Speech ‚NATO-Russia Relations: Enlargement and Beyond“ at the  Moscow European Security Conference in Moscow, organized by the Ministry of Defence of Russia on May 23th, 2013.

I attended the 16th “Schlangenbader Gespräche” of German and Russian experts in Schlangenbad.

On April 19th, 2013 I held a lecture on Russian-US relations at the Law Faculty of Vienna University.

On March 28th, 2013 I had a luncheon talk on the Russian protest movement at the International Vienna Council in Vienna.

On February 28th, 2013, my term as Dean of Studies will end after 4 years and 25 days.

On February 22nd, 2013 I held a lecture on “Overcharged. Why the Reset in US-Russian Relations Has failed” at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

On December 11th, 2012 I presented on the ‘Stability-Instability Dilemma in Russian Domestic Politics’ at Webster University in Vienna.

On December 10th, 2012 I gave a lecture on ‘The Role of Russia as an Energy Supplier for the EU” at the Law Faculty in Vienna.

Comment on the state of affairs in Ukraine (Ukraine im Abseits) in the Austrian daily ‘Tiroler Tageszeitung’ on May 21st, 2012.

Just published: Mangott, Gerhard: Gestörte Leitungen. Russland und die Gasversorgung der EU. In: Erler, Gernot; Schulze, Peter W. (eds.). Die Europäisierung Russlands. Moskau zwischen Modernisierungspartnerschaft und Großmachtrolle. Frankfurt am Main: 2012, pp.189-213.

Presentation ‘Russland und die Gasversorgung der EU’ at the conference ‘Die Europäisierung Russlands’ at the Dr.Karl-Renner-Institut on March 30th, 2012 in Vienna.

Presentation on ‘Russia’s post-election foreign relations’ at the conference ‘Frankeich und Russland nach den Wahlen’ on March 29th, 2012 in Innsbruck.

See my latest publication on the domestic politics of Russia: “‘Kampfrhetorik und ‘saubere Wahlen‘” published on March 9th, 2012.

On December 13th, 2011 I spoke on the documentary ‘Khodorkovsky’ at the ‘Polit Film Festival 11 Tarnen und Täuschen‘ in Innsbruck.

On November 22nd, 2011 I presented on ‘Westeuropa und Russland als Energiepartner’ at the ‘Deutsch-Russische Fachkonferenz ‚ Zustand und Perspektiven des deutsch‐russischen Verhältnisses‘’, organised by the Institute on Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing (Germany).

I made a presentation at the Austrian energy company ‘Verbund’ on EU gas security on October 13th, 2011 and at the ‘energy 2050‘ conference in Fuschl on September 28th, 2011.

I’ll give a presentation at an IIR Conference on ‘Terrorismus und Krisenmanagement’ on July 4th, 2011.

On May 27th-28th, 2011 I will give a speech at the Baltic Forum‘s 16th conference in Riga (The Continent of Eurasia After the Crisis: Challenges and Prospects for Cooperation).

On May 24th, 2011 I will make a presentation on EU energy security at the International Peace Institute Vienna Seminar in Vienna.

On April 27th-29th, 2011 I will take part in the HSFK ‘Schlangenbader Gespräche‘ near Frankfurt am Main.

See my latest interview: ‘Россия Нуждается В Лидерстве‘. In: Мировой Политический Форум, March 24th, 2011.

See also: ‘Или Стагнация, Или Плюрализм‘. In: Мировой Политический Форум, December 29th, 2010.

Recent publications:

EU Gas Supplies Security: Russian and EU Perspectives, the Role of the Caspian, the Middle East and the Maghreb Countries. wiiw Research Reports 367, December 2010.

Rußlands versperrter Weg aus dem Zurück. In: Veen, Hans-Joachim; März, Peter; Schlichting, Franz-Josef. Die Folgen der Revolution. 20 Jahre nach dem Kommunismus. Wien: Böhlau 2010, pp. 101–120.

Forthcoming events:

On March 14th, I will give a dinner speech on ‘Politics and its Influence on Big Business in Russia’ at an event of the ‘Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKO’ in Vienna.

Recent events:

On December 3rd, 2010 I talked on ‘Der Schwarzmeerraum als Öl- und Gaskorridor: Konkurrierende Interessen Russlands, der USA und der EU‘ at the ‘Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO)’ in Vienna.

On November 18th, 2010, I gave a talk on EU gas supplies security ‘Leere Pipelines. Zur Sicherheit der Gasversorgung der EU‘ upon invitation by the Alumni Club of the University of Innsbruck. The talk will start at 6:30 pm in the SowiAula.

In November 2010 I held lectures with the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.

On September 28th, 2010 I debated with Grigori Javlinsky, former head of the liberal Russian party Jabloko, on the future of liberal parties in Russia.

On September 23rd, 2010 I gave a lecture on ‘Black Sea Region and EU Energy Security’ at a workshop of the ‘Institute für Liberale Politik’ and the ‘Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut’  in Vienna.

On September 9th, 2010 I participated in the Global Policy Forum, hosted by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Yaroslavl (Russia).

On September 3rd, 2010 I gave a lecture on Russian gas and oil exploration in eastern Siberia and the Far East at an ambassador’s meeting at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As one of 15 experts worldwide I was invited to attend the ‘Energy-Valdai-Meeting’ with the Gazprom Board on December 16th, 2009 in Moscow.

Speech ‘Rußland: Der verschlossene Weg aus dem Zurück. Eine kritische Bilanz von 20 Jahren’ at the 8th Symposion of the ‘Stiftung Ettersberg’ ‘Die Folgen der Revolution. 20 Jahre nach dem Kommunismus’ at Weimar (Germany) on November 7th, 2009.

Discussant at the closed expert meeting on a ‘Smart EU Energy Policy’, organised by the ‘Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei’  (FEEM) in Milano on September 28th-29th, 2009.

Presentation at the 10th IAEE (International Association for Energy Economics) European Conference ‘Energy, Policies and Technologies for Sustainable Economics’ in Vienna on September 10th, 2009.

Dr. Louzek , adviser to the Czech President Vaclav Klaus, informed me, that the president liked my op-ed ‘Rückkehr der Kalten Krieger’ in the daily ‘Der Standard’ on July 21st, 2009 and asked for permission to reprint the text in Czech language for the ‘Centre on Economics and Politics’ in Prague’.

Talk at the meeting ‘Science Cafe: Für eine Handvoll Gas’ on July 9th, 2009 in Bozen/Bolzano – organised by the ‘European Academy’ (EURAC).

Paper on ‘Die Beziehungen Russlands zur USA’ at the conference ‘Russlands Rolle in der Internationalen Politik. Selbstbild und Fremdbild’ at the University of Passau, organised by the ‘Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft’ on June 6th, 2009.

I was a panelist at the Debate on ‘Energieversorgung Europas 2025 organised by the Akademisches Forum für Außenpolitik at the University of Innsbruck on May 19th, 2009.

I gave a talk on ‘Russland in der Krise. Zur politischen und wirtschaftlichen Lage’ at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) in Vienna on May 14th, 2009.

I made a presentation at the Czech EU Presidency’s closed conference ‘EU policy on Russia: The Way Ahead 2009’  in Brussels on April 24th, 2009.

In mid-April 2009 I visited Moscow for a field research trip.

Das Buch ‘Der Russische Phönix. Das Erbe aus der Asche‘ ist am 5. März erscheinen. Die Erstpräsentation wurde am 5. März in der Buchhandlung Thalia MH99, Mariahilferstraße 99, 1060 Wien, Literaturcafé im 1. Stock) abgehalten.

In February 2009, I accepted the job as the OIIP’s ‘Scientific Adviser on post-Soviet Affairs’.

After almost 17 years I have left the Austrian Institute of International Affairs (OIIP) in Vienna by June 2008. Together with a team of distinguished researchers we have decided to make the International Security Research Group a leading university-level security research plattform. Doing research on proliferation, strategic arms control, transnational terrorism and terrorism response as well as on energy security, we aim to cover all current major threats of international security.

Panel debate on ‘Leere Rohre. Der Gasstreit und die Energiesicherheit der EU‘ on February 9th, 2009 at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. See press reports on my performance.

Debate on ‘Change for America – Hope for the World’ on January 28th, 2009 in Innsbruck, organised by the Grüne Bildungsakademie.

Talk on the ‘Crisis in the southern Caucasus’ on December 11th, 2008 at the ‘Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer Purgstall’ in Vienna.

Talk on EU energy security at the conference ‘Europe – a global player in Energy?’ in Vienna on November 24th, 2008.

Lecture on ‘The relevance of south-east Europe for Caspian and Russian gas transit to the EU’ at the IIR conference ‘Business Opportunities in SEE and beyond’ on September 22nd, 2008 in Vienna.

Dinner Speech on ‘The Implications of the Russian-Georgian War on International Security’ at a dinner hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Defence on August 25th, 2008 at the Europäisches Forum Alpbach.

Panelist at the Europäisches Forum Alpbach ‘Braucht Europa eine Rohstoffstrategie’ in the ‘Wirtschaftsgespräche’ (‘Die Zukunft der Marktwirtschaft’) on August 27th, 2008.

Panelist at the Europäisches Forum Alpbach ‘Zur Wahrnehmung Russlands’ in the ‘Politische Gespräche’ (‘Alte Allianzen – neue Partnerschaften’) on August 25th, 2008.

Presentation at the international energy conference ‘Energiegespräche Ossiach ’08‘ on ‘Energiesicherheit ist primär keine technische Frage’ in Ossiach/Kärnten on June 18th, 2008.

Paper at the conference ‘Transatlantic Perspectives on the Wider Black Sea Region’ organised by SAIS/Johns Hopkins University, D.C. and the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington D.C. on June 10th, 2008.

Presentation ‘Wider Europe: The Black Sea Region and European Energy Supply’ at a book release event in Brussels, June 5th, 2008.

Paper at the conference ‘Wider Europe: The Black Sea Region: Threats, Challenges and Interests‘ organised by the ‘Centre on Transatlantic Relations’ (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) an the OIIP in Vienna on June 4th, 2008.

Paper at the Baltic Forum Conference in Jurmala (Latvia) on May 24th, 2008.

Open Lecture ‘EU-Russian Gas Trade’ at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, May 22nd, 2008.

Luncheon Speech ‘An der Leine oder doch am Ruder. Russland unter D. Medvedev’ with the ‘Industriellenvereinigung’ on May 9th, 2008 in Vienna.

Lecture ‘Power and Petroleum. Russian Gas for the EU’ at the Epcon-Meeting of the Institute for International Relations in Baden on April 14th, 2008.

Luncheon Speech ‘Marionette oder Gestalter. Russland unter Dmitrij Medvedev’ with the ‘Europäische Liga für wirtschaftsliche Zusammenarbeit’ (E.L.E.C.) on March 10th, 2008 at the Hotel Bristol, Vienna.

Talk on ‘Kontinuität oder Politikwechsel. Russland unter Dmitri Medvedev’ with the ‘Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik‘ on March 10th, 2008 at Bank Austria in Vienna.

Talk with Prof. Fedosov and me at the ‘Austrian-Russian Friendship Society’ (ORFG) on January 18th, 2008 in Vienna.

Luncheon speech on ‘EU Energy Security and Russian Energy Supplies. Symmetrical or Assymetrical Dependence?’ at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Bolognaon January 10th, 2008.

Talk on ‘Russland und die Erdgasversorgung Europas: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Zusammenarbeit’ at a conference at the Institut francais des relations international on November 26th, 2007.

Talk von ‘Russlands neue Energiepolitik’ at a dinner event of the EEA on October 29th, 2007 in Vienna.

Talk on ‘Erdgas als politische Waffe’ at the round table ‘Die Zukunft der europäischen Gasversorgung‘ organised by the Austrian Energy Agency at the Technisches Museum in Vienna on September 18th, 2007.

Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine. Conference organised by the IDM in Vienna, September 20th, 2007.

The Black Sea Region. Conference organised by the SAIS/John’s Hopkins University and me on October, 2007 in Tbilissi (Georgia).

Participation on two Panels at the Annual Meeting of the ‘Deutsch-Russisches Forum’ on November 13th, Berlin.

Speech at the International Conference ‘Österreichisch-Französische Zusammenarbeit im Energiebereich und die Energiepolitik der EU’ on November, 26-27th November, 2007 in Paris.


The University of Applied Sciences in Vienna awarded me the title ‘Lecturer of the Year 2006’ in December 2006.

See my latest book publications

Power and Petroleum. Putin as Ruler of Russia. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011 (forthcoming).

Russland. Phönix aus der Asche. Wien: Kremayr und Scheriau 2009.

Edited with D. Hamilton. The Wider Black Sea Region in the 21st Century: Strategic, Economic and Energy Perspectives. Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantiv Relations 2008.

Edited with D. Hamilton. The New Eastern Europe. Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Washington, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations 2007.

Transatlantic Discord. Combatting Terrorism and Proliferation, Preventing Crises. Edited with Franz Eder and Martin Senn. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2007.

Internationale Politik. Eine Einführung. Gemeinsam mit P. Filzmaier, L. Gewessler und O. Höll. Wien: WUV/UTB 2006

Russlands Rückkehr. Außenpolitik unter Vladimir Putin. Gemeinsam mit D. Trenin, M. Senn und H. Timmermann. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2005

see review in Internationale Politik

See also:

Unter Beobachtung, Russlandanalysen 153, December 14th, 2007.

Oranges Pharisäertum“, Ukraineanalysen 22, April 24th 2007.

“Die Russisch-Amerikanische Raketendebatte,” Russlandanalysen 129, March 9th, 2007.