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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.

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 »

PSSI held its fourth Space Security Conference, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C.

30.03.2017

On March 22, 2017, PSSI held its fourth Space Security Conference, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. The conference, entitled "Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. ... more »

PSSI Prepared Learning Unit on “Delivery Vehicles, Missile Defence and Space Security” for the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament eLearning Course

30.03.2017

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) contributed to the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament eLearning Course prepared by the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium and funded by the European Union. In 15 different learning units, participants can be ... more »

Ondřej Horváth, a security expert of People in Need, met with RMSSP students to discuss security of humanitarian missions

29.03.2017

On March 28, RMSSP students welcomed Ondřej Horváth, a security expert of the leading Czech humanitarian organization People in Need. The deliberation started with the presentation of mechanisms assessing security threats of ... more »

PSSI held a conference "Civilians in Multilateral Missions" with its Serbian partner ISAC Fund

23.03.2017

On March 16–17 PSSI, in cooperation with its Serbian partner ISAC Fund held a conference "Civilians in Multilateral Missions" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The conference was a key event within the ... more »