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Conference on Sahel’s security challenges

19.07.2013

On June 17, 2013, the Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the French Embassy and the Sub-Saharan Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the conference, “Sahel: Security Challenges”.

The opening panel featured Richard Banégas, professor at Sciences-po Paris, who described the problems caused by political Islam, the social crisis and generational issues in the Sahel, which he illustrated by citing case studies of Mauritania, Niger, Sénégal and North-Nigeria. Jan Prouza, from Hradec Králové University, contributed analysis concerning the causes of Mali’s instability, stressing the historical roots of the current conflict and the previously unseen degree of organization and equipment of the Touareg rebels.

The second panel was devoted to the European response to the security threats from this region. The first speaker was Véronique Roger-Lacan, Chief of the Mali/Sahel Mission at the French MFA, who focused on the political aspects of this problem. David Konecký, from the Common Foreign and Security Policy department of the Czech MFA, then spoke about the role of smaller member countries in the European Union’s policy-making process toward Sahel. Finally, Colonel Xavier Collignon, Head of the Sub-Saharan bureau of the French MoD, presented the technical aspects of the French operation SERVAL and the EUTM Mali.

PSSI Appears in Prestigious Imprimis Publication of Hillsdale College

01.11.2019

PSSI has long been concerned over a new, and perilously overlooked, front in the US-China economic/financial struggle. In an article published by Hillsdale College’s prestigious Imprimis, PSSI’s Co-Founder and Chairman Roger ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the 70th International Astronautical Congress

31.10.2019

PSSI took part in, and contributed to, the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held on October 21-25, 2019, in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Congress was “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future”. ... more »

Space Security Program Director Elected Full Member of IAA

28.10.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, was elected this summer to become a Full Member for Section 4 – Social Sciences – of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The formal acceptance ceremony was held ... more »

RMSSP: Deadline Extension

04.09.2019

Are you interested in international and domestic security affairs? Would you like to become a well-equipped professional capable of understanding complex national security problems and foreign policy issues? PSSI is still receiving applications for the ... more »

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference

08.08.2019

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference, held on June 9-11, 2019 in Prague, are now available online. Entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, the event ... more »

Intern Wanted for Our Cyber Security Program

31.07.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects related to new technologies and cybersecurity.  Internship: September 2019 - March 2020 approximately 25h/month proficiency in both Czech and English necessary Deadline for application: ... more »