Founded in 2001
Independent Think Tank
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About us     
The Council on Geopolitics was formed in 2001 as a civil analysis center.
Primarily the Council makes competitive, political and strategic researches and geopolitical analyses. It organizes conferences and seminars as well as holding lectures on the questions of foreign and security policy. It also undertakes the preparation of risk analyses and the handling of the business risks revealed. The Council follows with attention and annually rewards with a diploma of honor the Hungarian and foreign journalists on regional foreign policy. In addition, it has strong transatlantic connections, and, as a policy, does not lobby in the interests of any one of its individual members nor does it seek out or accept government subsidies. This independent and neutral position is a vital foundation for the Council's lobbying activities within the European Parliament.
In 2003, the Council took the form of a foundation, and at the same time it gained the classification 'Public Benefit' from the Court of Justice of Budapest. One person of the three-member Supervisory Board is always a practicing inner supervisor at a large enterprise, while an auditor supervises the financial matters.
In accordance with the classic research institutes, the Council has set up the Scientific Board, whose chairman was prof. Rémy Leveau till his death in 2005, who was also the researcher of the French IFRI and professor of numerous European universities. Among its members are prof. István Klinghammer, academian, prof. Károly Kocsis, doctor of the MTA (HAS) and prof. Ferenc Gazdag. The Council's scientific journal entitled 'GeoFocus' is published in English and French languages. Under the name of 'Workshop Studies' not only the researchers of the Council publish articles, but also representatives of other related disciplines. The Council of Geopolitics is a foundation member of the Twentieth Century French-Hungarian Joint Commission.
The Board of Trustees founded the Hungarian USA Centre and the Africa Centre, which extends the whole Council of Geopolitics with their part-researches. In 2004, under the aegis of the Council, the Corporate Social Responsibility Centre, the Central-Asia and the NATO Centers were established.  The Applied Risk Analyzing Unit, as well as the Fund Raising Tender Unit satisfy the professional claims within and outside the Council. The Hungarian-German Security Research Centre and the Virtual Space Research Centre were set up at the end of 2007, and there is an another new body for it: the Hungarian-Canadian Security Policy Initiative.
President of the Board of Trustees:
Dr. István Pintér LL.M.
Members of the Board of Trustees:
Dr. László Botz PhD.
Gyula Csurgay PhD.
Amb. André Erdős (ret.)
László Fekete
Gábor Kolostori
Dr. Balázs Pásztory
László Dobos
The Council of Geopolitics Foundation NGO in order to raise awareness about corruption and
its devastating effects on societies worldwide launched a free, new online newspaper in
Hungarian on the International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2011. Our goal is to act
against corruption and each two weeks we send our „SecInfo” online newspaper (in
Hungarian) to those who will register on
Council on Geopolitics Working Papers 2016/1
Geopolitics of the Virtual Space
Budapest, 2016.
Edited by Istvan Pinter
Language: Hungarian
Whoever controls the production (and in particular, the standardisation and development) of information and communication technology products and softwares, as well as the transmission and archiving of data, controls the Cyberspace. Whoever controls the attention of the people controls the Virtual Space. Whoever controls the Cyberspace and the Virtual Space controls the Earth.
Citation: PINTER, Istvan (2016) Geopolitics of the Virtual Space. In: PINTER,
Istvan: Council on Geopolitics Working Papers. Budapest, 2016/1. p.287. HU
ISSN 1788-7895. ISBN 978-963-9816-34-3.