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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's Study Quoted in the Freedom House's Report On the State of Democracy in the Czech Republic

18.04.2018

Freedom House quoted our paper on Czech parliamentary elections in their Nations in Transit report. The Prague Security Studies Institute analyzed the way in which platforms disseminating disinformation referred to electoral campaign before ... more »

A Workshop on Youth Leadership Development Concluded the First Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

17.04.2018

The first run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians was concluded by a workshop on Youth Leadership Development organized in collaboration with National Democratic Institute - NDI. The workshop was led by Hannah Starman from Yes ... more »

Call For Applications: NATO Summer School 2018

12.04.2018

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 14th 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 1-7, 2018 (Orlík, ... more »

PSSI Introduces Its Brand of Economic and Financial Cross-Domain Responses to Space Hybrid Threats

23.03.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, took part in the U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance 2018 Conference and related tabletop exercise (TTX) at Offutt Air Force Base. The ... more »

PSSI became a member of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)

20.03.2018

The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) is a global network of think tanks that conduct research and analysis on democracy, democratization, and related topics in comparative government and international affairs. The NDRI is a key network ... more »

PSSI launched the Security Academy for Young Politicians

17.03.2018

  PSSI launched a new security scholars program titled “Security Academy for Young Politicians”. The first lecture was held by the former Czech ambassador to France Pavel Fischer who discussed the security challenges in the 21st century ... more »