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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 Second Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.07.2017

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The Call for Applications to Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) 2017/2018 is Now Open!

17.07.2017

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PSSI launched its 13th NATO Summer School in Měřín, Czech Republic

10.07.2017

In cooperation with NATO's Public Diplomacy Division, PSSI kicked off its 13th NATO summer school “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“, which is being held between July 9 - 15, 2017 in Měřín. Over 20 security-minded students from ... more »

PSSI Contributed to CIR Report "Information warfare in the Internet"

03.07.2017

PSSI contributed to the publication "Information warfare in the Internet: Countering Pro-Kremlin Disinformation in the CEE Countries"  that offers recommendations such as teaching children to distinguish fake news from the real ones; naming ... more »

PSSI and the Czech MFA Held a Conference on "Fifteen Years of Czech Presence in Civilian Missions"

19.06.2017

On June 19, 2017, PSSI joined forces with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first involvement of the Czech Republic in civilian missions of the EU and OSCE in a one-day conference that was held at ... more »

PSSI released a video from the second rountable on Russia's influence activities

15.06.2017

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 »