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PSSI Moves Up To 7th Ranking in Central and Eastern Europe In Prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2014 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

26.01.2015

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has improved its global ranking in Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) from 12th to 7th over the past year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the fourth consecutive year.


This week, the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its 2014 “Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report“. This is the most comprehensive annual survey of public policy institutions available and evaluates the work of more than 6,500 think tanks worldwide. Over 1,900 experts and peer institutions are involved in the production of this survery, including academic institutions, journalists, international organizations and key stakeholders.


Excluding Russian think tanks (often government-sponsored), PSSI placed 5th in Central and Eastern Europe, a region (when Russia is included) with a combined population of nearly that of the United States. Below is a summary of PSSI‘s achievements over the past year:

  • 7th “Top Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe“ (moving up from 12th position in the last year’s global ranking)
  • 76th among the “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks“ in the world
  • 51st in the category of “Think Tanks to Watch“
  • 61th among “Best Managed Think Tanks“ (a first-time PSSI presence)

PSSI would like to express our sincere appreciation to our partners, donors, staff, researchers, alumni and other supporters for their generous time and resources, without which we would not be able to maintain this upward trajectory in the fulfillment of our mission.

Please see the full report here.

PSSI Addresses First Session of UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on PAROS in Geneva

06.08.2018

On August 6, 2018, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, delivered remarks on the current trends and developments in space security at the first session in Geneva of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Further ... more »

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Wrote a Brief on Disinformation Spread about Ján Kuciak's Death

01.08.2018

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka co-wrote a new brief together with colleagues from the GLOBSEC Policy Institute and the Political Capital Institute that analyzes disinformation spread around the Czech Republic, ... more »

PSSI Published Report on Space Hybrid Operations

30.07.2018

On July 30, 2018, PSSI released its latest space security report, entitled “Europe’s Preparedness to Respond to Space Hybrid Operations”. The Report, and an associated Fact Sheet, (available here and here) focuses ... more »

Call for Applications: Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program

14.07.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications for the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program 2018/2019. The program is currently comprised of a series of lectures and interactive seminars led by distinguished senior current and former security policy ... more »

PSSI published an analysis titled "Portrayal of NATO in the Czech Media"

13.07.2018

  The analysis maps out the ways in which NATO is portrayed in the Czech media. Special attention is dedicated to the deployment of Czech soldiers to the Baltic states as a part of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, as this issue has become ... more »

Call for Applications: Cyber Security Academy

12.07.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications for the Cyber Security Academy 2018. The intensive one-week course is organized in cooperation with the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) and is scheduled to take place in Prague in ... more »