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PSSI moves up to 6th Ranking in Central and Eastern Europe in Prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2015 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

01.02.2016

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 7th to 6th over the past year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the fifth consecutive year.


Last week, the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its 2015 “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 4th 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:

  • 6th “Top Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe“(moving up from 7th position in the last year’s global ranking)
  • 63rd among the “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks“ in the world
  • 36th in the category of “Think Tanks to Watch“
  • 62nd among “Best Managed Think Tanks“ (a first-time PSSI presence)

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

Find out more about the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank Ranking 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 »