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Pál Dunay

Professor of NATO and European Security Issues
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Pál Dunay received an LL.M in Law and Political Science from the Loránd Eötvös University Budapest in 1982, a so-called Dr. Universitatis degree in Public International Law in 1991 from the same university and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Budapest University of Economics in 2001 each with “summa cum laude.” He received his habilitation degree at the Lorand Eötvös University in 2016.

Between 1982 and 1996, he was post-graduate student, assistant and associate professor at the International Law Department of Lorand Eötvös University. In 1989-90 he was legal advisor of the Hungarian Delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe talks, whereas in 1992, he held the same function at the Open Skies negotiations.

In 1991, for half a year, he was Head of the Security Policy and Disarmament Department of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1994 and 1996, he was Deputy Director of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. Between 1996 and 2004 as well as between 2007 and 2014, he was course director of the nine months long International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Between July 2004 and the beginning of 2007, he was Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2007, he reopened and directed the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs until his return to Geneva. He was Director of the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe’s Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, between May 2014 and June 2015, and then again, between January and September 2016.

Pál Dunay's research interest extends to various issues of European security with an emphasis on East-central Europe and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the OSCE, the legality of the use of force, and integration and disintegration in the post-Soviet space.


 Books and Booklets:

(with Alyson J. K. Bailes, Pan Guang and Mikhail Troitsky), The Shanghai Cooperation Organization. SIPRI Policy Paper 17, May 2007, pp. 60

- The OSCE in Crisis. Chaillot Paper 88. April 2006, pp. 97

- (with Wolfgang Zellner), Ungarns Aussenpolitik 1990-1997: Zwischen Westintegration, Nachbarschafts- und Minderheitenpolitik (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1998), pp. 490

Journal Articles/Book Chapters:

 - The Odd Couple: Germany, Russia and their Complex Relationship. In: Sven Gareis – Matthew Rhodes (eds.), Germany’s New Partners: Bilateral Relations of Europe’s Reluctant Leader. (Leverkusen, Budrich Academic Press, 2019), pp. 109-133.

- Uncertain Leadership: NATO in the Trump Era. Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies. No. 1 (vol. 12), 2018. pp. 158-175.

- Ukraine: The Country that Cannot Be Won, but Must Not Be Lost. In: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg/IFSH (ed.): OSCE Yearbook 2017. (Baden-Baden, Nomos Verlag, 2018), pp. 125-141.