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PSSI's Jiri Schneider at Visegrad cooperation in Visegrad Insight

11.02.2015

Toward the end of January, the PMs of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria initiated a new format of trilateral cooperation. Some pundits quickly jumped to premature conclusions declaring the demise of the Visegrad Group.

Our Senior Fellow, Jiří Schneider, has written a timely commentary for the Visegrad Insight entitled "Was Visegrad defeated in Slavkov?" in which he addresses these concerns and clarifies why Slavkov format will not bring an alternative to Visegrad cooperation. In fact, he calls for devoting more attention to the recently amended Czech Security Strategy, which explicitly states that “cooperation with Visegrad Group has a specific role to play in regional…cooperation projects (that) lead to more efficient maintenance and strengthening of capabilities development, and enhance military interoperability as well as political solidarity."
 

Read the article here.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China

31.12.2017

The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues

05.12.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!

28.11.2017

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.

06.11.2017

The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security

22.10.2017

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »