Alexandr Vondra Appointed Foreign Minister


Alexandr Vondra, PSSI International Advisory Board member, became Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

On Monday, September 4, 2006, Alexandr Vondra, PSSI International Advisory Board member and co-founder of the Program of Atlantic Security Studies, became the 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Between 2004 and 2006, Sasha Vondra worked as the Managing Director in Dutko Worldwide, Professor of Euro-American relations at the New York University in Prague, and the President of the Czech Euro-Atlantic Council. In 2004, Mr. Vondra coordinated the second annual conference of PSSI's Program of Atlantic Security Studies, entitled "Energy and Security". He served as Foreign Policy Advisor to President Havel (1990-92), the Czech First Deputy Foreign Minister (1992-97), the Czech Ambassador to the U.S. (1997-2001) and Czech Government Commissioner for 2002 Prague NATO Summit. In 1989, he was the spokesman for Charter 77 and co-founder of the Civic Forum in Czechoslovakia.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.


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


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


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!


"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.


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


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 »