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PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumes the position of Acting Executive Director of PSSI

30.04.2012

Recently, PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumed the position of Acting Executive Director of the Institute. Like our late Co-Founder and Executive Director, Olda Černý, Mr. Robinson comes to this post with a background as a senior security policy practitioner. He served as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan (1982-1985) as well as the Executive Secretary of the Senior Interdepartmental Group – International Economic Policy, a Cabinet-level body that reported to the President through the National Security Advisor.

President Reagan described Mr. Robinson’s role with respect to our region of the world as “the architect of a more security-minded, coherent East-West economic policy“ for his work in crafting the economic and finacial dimension of the covert US strategy to hasten the demise of the former Soviet Union. He went on to serve as Chairman of the Congressionally-mandated US-China Economic and Security Review Commission for the bulk of his five years at the Commission (2001-2006). Prior to his government service, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank with responsibilities for Central and Eastern Europe, the USSR and Yugoslavia. He served as a staff assistant to former Chase Chairman, David Rockfefeller, and on assignment for the bank in Tokyo.

He and Olda were public policy partners for some sixteen years, ten of those as Co-Founders of PSSI. Mr. Robinson was intimately involved in virtually all PSSI decision-making during this period. Despite our present sadness, we at PSSI remain committed to carrying forward our mission of equipping future generations of Czechs, and citizens of other post-communist states, with the skills and experience to safeguard and broaden their hard-fought freedoms and individual liberty.  

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »

PSSI has launched a new project: "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

07.05.2018

The project will seek to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in the Balkans. PSSI will specifically focus on malign foreign influence in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU ... more »

Dr. Martina Šmuclerová Joins PSSI

04.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, a former diplomat and international lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Šmuclerová will ... more »

PSSI's Study Quoted in the Freedom House's Report On the State of Democracy in the Czech Republic

18.04.2018

Freedom House quoted our paper on Czech parliamentary elections in their Nations in Transit report. The Prague Security Studies Institute analyzed the way in which platforms disseminating disinformation referred to electoral campaign before ... more »

A Workshop on Youth Leadership Development Concluded the First Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

17.04.2018

The first run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians was concluded by a workshop on Youth Leadership Development organized in collaboration with National Democratic Institute - NDI. The workshop was led by Hannah Starman from Yes ... more »