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RMSSP students discuss U.S. presidential election with journalist Dan Anýž

12.10.2016

With the U.S. election less than a month away, this year's RMSSP students (Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program) had an opportunity to talk to journalist Dan Anýž, who has an extensive experience in covering the U.S. politics, currently writing for the Czech language edition of Newsweek.

One of the key take away lessons was that presidential elections are often expected to show US democracy at its finest, including the latest debates, yet the volatility of the international system (the rise of ISIS or Daesh, refugee crisis, belligerent Russia) has increasingly become connected with domestic problems (stagnation of living standards, lack of entrepreneurship, coping with consequences of 2008 financial crisis) and these changes illuminate important trends.

Even if Mr Trump never makes it into the White House, his phenomena is here to stay. It is a sign that "anti-establishment" politicians are gaining traction (not only in the US - think of Brexit, Five Star Movement in Italy or Podemos in Spain). The new politics, and strong rhetoric that accompanies it, gives rise to nationalist sentiments that view globalization in its current form with suspicion, to put it mildly. Consequently, the configuration of ideas such "globalization", "identity politics" or "universal interests" rooted in the post-1989 order is being challenged.

Although commentary about his rise is often treated as a one-off peculiarity, in a broader perspective it demonstrates that adjustments are needed to avoid unexpected surprises, and his ascendancy is certainly one of them.

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »

PSSI has launched a new project: "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

07.05.2018

The project will seek to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in the Balkans. PSSI will specifically focus on malign foreign influence in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU ... more »

Dr. Martina Šmuclerová Joins PSSI

04.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, a former diplomat and international lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Šmuclerová will ... more »