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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 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 »

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 »