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The Role of Nuclear Deterrence in European and Global Security

02.03.2011

On February 21, 2011 PSSI co-organized two lectures by Dr. Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow from the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris

The first lecture by Dr. Tertrais, organized in co-operation with the French Embassy in Prague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, was attended by more than 40 participants, including officials from the Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, representatives of think-tanks, academia and diplomats. 

In his lecture, Dr. Tertrais analyzed various aspects of nuclear deterrence and nuclear weapons in present geopolitical landscape, including possible impact of the  Prague Agenda proposed by President Obama in 2008, compatibility of the planned missile defense system and nuclear deterrence and  different roles attributed to nuclear weapons in national security strategies of respective nuclear powers. 

The second lecture on the same topic took place at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University. It was attended by more than thirty students of Security Studies, MA program established with PSSI´s support.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China

31.12.2017

The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues

05.12.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!

28.11.2017

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.

06.11.2017

The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security

22.10.2017

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »