Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of Political Science PhD Programme, Riga Stradins University


Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is a political scientist, China scholar, Head of Political Science PhD programme and China Studies Centre at Riga Stradins University, Head of Asia programme at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, a member of CHERN and European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC).

After defending her doctoral dissertation on Chinese political discourse in the Hu Jintao period, she has held a Senior visiting research scholar position at Fudan University School of Philosophy, Shanghai, a Fulbright visiting scholar position at the Stanford University Center for East Asia Studies, and a MERICS European China Policy fellowship (starting April 2021). Her research interests include contemporary Chinese political discourse, NATO-China, EU-China, Russia-China, and China in the Baltics.

Deterrence of the 21st century – New Challenges vs Old Thinking

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Maintaining national security means influencing the decisions and approach of malign actors to discourage or restrain them from taking harmful actions. As Western countries grapple with the prospect of facing increasingly ambiguous threats that are often hard to detect, deterrence is back in the spotlight. From hack-and-leak operations to the use of chemical weapons, what […]