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 Loránd Eötvös University in 2016.
Between 1982 and 1996, he was post-graduate student, assistant and associate professor at the International Law Department of Loránd 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. Between May 2014 and June 2015 and then again between January and September 2016 he was Director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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.
Book Chapters and Articles in Scholarly Journals
“Therapies and Implications,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 11, No. 2 (2021), 36-43.
“Russia and European Great Powers: France, Germany and the United Kingdom,” in Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment, ed. Graeme P. Herd (Garmisch-Partenkirchen: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2021), 17-24.
“Russia’s Economic Engagement: Realities, Pitfalls, and Perils,” in Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment, ed. Graeme P. Herd (Garmisch-Partenkirchen: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2021), 101-108.
“Playing All Sides: Hungary’s Multivector Foreign Policy,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 11 No. 1 (2021), 16-23.
“Compounded Crisis in Belarus: Drivers, Dynamics, and Possible Outcomes?” (with Graeme P. Herd) Marshall Center Perspectives, no. 16 (October 2020).
“Tashkent COVID-19 Video Conference Calls for International Cooperation,” (with Gregory Gleason and Robert Baumann) Marshall Center Perspectives, no. 13 (May 2020).
“Coronavirus Pandemic and Reactions in the EU Accession Class of 2004-2007,” Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19 No. 2, (Spring 2020), 37-47.
“China’s Influence in Central Asia,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 10, No. 3 (2020), 36-41.
“Arms Control Arrangements under the Aegis of the OSCE: Is There a Better Way to Handle Compliance?” in In Times of Eroding Cooperative Security: How to Save Conventional Arms Control in Europe? ed. Thomas Müller Färber and Simon Weiẞ, (Loccumer Protokolle vol. 32/2018, Rehburg-Loccum, Evangelische Akademie, 2020), 51-69.
“The EU’s engagement with the Eastern Partnership on human rights,” in The European Union and Human Rights: Law and Policy, ed. Jan Wouters, Manfred Nowak, Anna-Luise Chané and Nicolas Hachez, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 228-243.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia,” (with Galina Kolodzinskaia and Payam Foroughi) in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2021, ed. Dominic Heaney (London and New York: Routledge, 2020), 3-11.
“The Odd Couple: Germany, Russia and their Complex Relationship,” in Germany’s New Partners: Bilateral Relations of Europe’s Reluctant Leader, ed. Sven Gareis and Matthew Rhodes (Leverkusen: Budrich Academic Press, 2019), 109-133.
“Strong Headwinds,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues 9, no. 3 (Summer 2019), 18-25.
“Uncertain Leadership: NATO in the Trump Era,” Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies 12, no. 1 (2018), 158-175.
“The Age of Post-Truth: State Influence and Strategic Communication - Contemporary Security Challenges on Europe’s Eastern Flank,” (with Ralf Roloff), Connections: The Quarterly Journal 17, no. 2 (2018), 19-35.
“The OSCEs of Central Asia,” Central Asian Survey 36, no. 3 (April 2017).
“When Outsiders Interfere,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues 8, no. 2 (2017), 36-41.
“Hybrid Threats and Strengthening Resilience on Europe’s Eastern Flank,” (with Ralf Roloff), Marshall Center Security Insight, no. 16 (March 2017).
“Arms Control Arrangements under the Aegis of the OSCE: Is There a Better Way to Handle Compliance?,” Connections: The Quarterly Journal 16, no. 3 (2017), 57-71.
“Kosovo 1999 and Crimea 2014: Similarities and Differences,” Connections: The Quarterly Journal 14, no. 4 (2015), 57-68.
Books and Pamphlets
Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security – Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks, ed. Pál Dunay, Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Béchir Chourou, Jörn Birkmann (Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer Verlag: Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 5, 2011) 1815.
Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century, ed. Pál Dunay, Hans Günter Brauch, Navnita Chadha Behera, Béchir Chourou, John Grin, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, P. H. Liotta, Czeslaw Mesjasz and Úrsula Oswald Spring, (Berlin – Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2008), 1147.
With Alyson J. K. Bailes, Pan Guang and Mikhail Troitsky, The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SIPRI Policy Paper, May 2007), 60.
The OSCE in Crisis (Chaillot Papers, April, 2006), 97.
With Wolfgang Zellner, Ungarns Aussenpolitik, 1990-1997: Zwischen Westintegration, Nachbarschafts- und Minderheitenpolitik (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1998), 490.
“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), 125-141.
“Ukraine: The Country that Cannot Be Won, but Must Not Be Lost,” Yearbook on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Oaden-Baden, Nomos Verlag, 2018), 125-141.