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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.

'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 »

PSSI's Third Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available. This time we focus on "The ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »

PSSI to host a lecture on the subject of cyber security on 18 September 2017

14.09.2017

PSSI is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Daniel P. Bagge (Director of Cyber Security Policies Department, National Cyber and Information Security Agency, Czech Republic) entitled “Cyber (in)security.” The talk will address the ... more »

PSSI's Second Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.07.2017

The second Briefing Paper of the project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available! This time we focus on "The Role of Russian ... more »