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Roundtable on Arab Spring

29.09.2011

PSSI organized a roundtable discussion with Professor Barry Rubin, Director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center. The topic of his speech was How the Arab spring of 2011 is translating into a new regional line-up and set of crisis for 2012. Professor Rubin explained his view on the new geopolitical reality at the Middle East following the changes in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and deteriorating relations between Israel and Turkey. He pointed out that the major threat facing the Middle East today is a growing influence of radical Islamism, which is probably going to become a dominant ideology in Egypt. He also criticized the behavior of the Western countries, especially the USA under Obama administration, which spent most of their political capital on appeasing the radicals, instead of cooperating and supporting the moderate countries in the region. Professor Rubin also stressed that the best protection against radicalism is traditional Islam promoted by the monarchies.  

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 »