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New Challenges in the Middle East

02.03.2011

On February 23, 2011 PSSI organized a roundtable with Dr. Shmuel Bar

PSSI had an opportunity to host Dr. Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel and one of the organizers of the annual "Herzliya Conference". Dr. Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. During this period, he specialized in Islamic fundamentalism and the Jihadi movement and served in diplomatic postings. In his speech, Dr. Bar focused on the security implications of the current turmoil in the Middle East. Specifically, he talked about the position of the Muslim Brotherhood in various countries in the region of the Middle East and how the Muslim Brotherhood may influence the future political setup in the Arab world. He also mentioned the threat of proliferation of the nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The new regimes may, according to Dr. Bar, try to strengthen their position by getting nuclear. According to Dr. Bar, the latest development in the Middle East will bring a considerable level of instability to the region and thus making it a challenge for the whole international community.

PSSI launches a project on identification of instruments for the protection of the Czech Republic from the non-standard economic behavior of the Russian Federation

24.05.2017

The use of economic and financial instruments to achieve political goals is an important element of the foreign, defense and development policies of each state. The way in which this power is exercised externally or how it treats foreign investors, almost ... more »

PSSI Contributes to 2017 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

03.05.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 14th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 2-3, 2017. The Space Security Index, a report seeking to assess ... more »

A third PSSI's roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Warsaw

28.04.2017

PSSI, Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia and Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych co-organized a third closed-door roundtable, in Warsaw, that presented the progress made in two ongoing projects – “The ... more »

RMSSP students met with George Firth, a security expert and a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment

26.04.2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, RMSSP students met with George Firth, a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment. Mr. Firth has an extensive military and counterterrorism portfolio and delivered a lecture on Hostile Environment Awareness Training ... more »

Call for Applications: NATO Summer School 2017

12.04.2017

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 13th Annual PSSI Summer School, in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“ July 9-15, 2017 (Měřín, ... more »

PSSI held a second roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Budapest

06.04.2017

On April 5, PSSI and CEID co-organized a closed-door roundtable that presented preliminary findings from two ongoing projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before and After Ukraine” and “Raising ... more »