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PSSI Annual Summer School 2013 has just finished

13.07.2013

PSSI 9th annual Summer School entitled "NATO' s Security Challenges" has just finished. As each year, it was a week full of lectures, informal conversations with distinguished Czech and international speakers and leisure time activities. For the first time, the course took place in military spa and recreation facility in Merin, Czech Republic. The list of our speakers this year included:

Roger W. Robinson, Jr., PSSI's Co-founer and Chairman

Jan Havranek, Director of the Policy Planning at the Czech MoD

Petr Lunak, Deputy Head, Engagements Section, NATO' s Public Diplomacy Division

Jiri Schneider, First Deputy Minister, Czech MFA

Kurt Volker, Executive Director of the McCain Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Keir Giles, Conflict Studies Research Center, UK Defence Academy

Petr Pelz, Executive Director of PSSI and former Czech Ambassador to Afghanistan

Karel Klinovsky, Czech Armed Forces Academy

Vaclav Pecha, Former Civilian Head of the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar and Executive Director of the Zaostreno.

Kenneth Geers, former U.S Representative to the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn

Henry Plater-Zyberk, Senior Research Fellow at PSSI, former senior lecturer/analyst for the MoD of the United Kingdom

Vaclav Bartuska, Czech Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security

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 »