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PSSI will organise a debate on Presidential Election in Afghanistan

17.04.2014

The Prague Security Studies Institute and the Institiute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences would like to cordially invite you to participate in a debate entitled, Presidential elections in Afghanistan: Analysis of the first round results that will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 15:30. The event will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences, U Kříže 8, 158 00, Praha 5 – Jinonice in the room J2080.

The debate will focus on the profiles of the presidential candidates, the current security situation in Afghanistan, important influences of outside actors, as well as possible outcomes of the election and their impact on the country and the region.

The participants will include Miroslav Kosek, Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq, Service Director, Radio Mashaal RFE/RL, Afghanistan and Petr Pelz, PSSI’s Executive Director.

Among the topics discussed will be :

What can we expect the country's first-ever peaceful democratic transfer of power? Will the new president shake up the country's elite? Will the new president be able to keep the Taliban at bay? Is it possible for the new president to deal with major issues such as the flourishing drug trade, widespread corruption and thorny relations with both neighbours and world powers?

Please kindly confirm your attendance by April 22, 2014 by contacting Johana Typoltová, PSSI’s Energy Security Program Manager at typoltova@pssi.cz

The working language of the debate will be English.

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »

PSSI has launched a new project: "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

07.05.2018

The project will seek to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in the Balkans. PSSI will specifically focus on malign foreign influence in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU ... more »

Dr. Martina Šmuclerová Joins PSSI

04.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, a former diplomat and international lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Šmuclerová will ... more »