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Roundtable on Syria with Jonathan Spyer

02.04.2013

On March 26 2013, PSSI hosted Jonathan Spyer, a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel, author and journalist specializing in the areas of Israel, Lebanon, Syria and broader issues of regional strategy. In his lecture, Mr. Spyer gave a short overview of the events in Syria since the outbreak of the uprising and assessed the current situation in Syria, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of both the government and the rebels, and the international support both are receiving. Elaborating on the current state of the conflict in Syria, Mr. Spyer stressed the fact that there is a growing Western consensus that the deadly stalemate in Syria has to be broken in order for the moderate rebels to prevail over the hardline Islamists. Last but not least, drawing on his recent immediate experience from the Syria’s Kurdish region, Mr. Spyer mentioned the potential risk of the country’s disintegration and the Syrian Kurds’ rising aspirations. The roundtable was organized with the kind support of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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 »