Michal Smetana


Michal Smetana is a Research Associate at the Center for Security Policy, Charles University, and the coordinator of the Charles University Center for Excellence - Peace Research Center Prague.

He is also part of two of our research groups: Frozen conflicts, and Arms control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament


Latest publications

SMETANA, Michal - LUDVÍK, Jan ed. Indirect coercion: triangular strategies and international conflict. Prague: Charles University, Karolinum Press, 2017. ISBN 9788024636740. 

SMETANA, Michal - LUDVÍK, Jan: Nuclear Proliferation, Preventive Strikes, and the Optimist-Pessimist Divide. The Nonproliferation Review. 2017, 23(5-6), 535-544. DOI: 10.1080/10736700.2017.1345848. ISSN 1073-6700.

SMETANA, Michal: Stuck on disarmament: the European Union and the 2015 NPT Review Conference. International Affairs. 2016, 92(1), 137-152. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2346.12510. ISSN 00205850.

HYNEK, Nik - SMETANA, Michal (eds.): Global Nuclear Disarmament: Strategic, Political and Regional Perspectives. New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ISBN 9781138832725.


Research focus

In his research, Michal Smetana focuses on weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological, chemical) in world politics; arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation; U.S. nuclear doctrine; nuclear and missile programs of Iran and North Korea; and on India and Pakistan in global nuclear politics.