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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 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 »