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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 Contributes to 2017 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

03.05.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 14th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 2-3, 2017. The Space Security Index, a report seeking to assess ... more »

A third PSSI's roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Warsaw

28.04.2017

PSSI, Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia and Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych co-organized a third closed-door roundtable, in Warsaw, that presented the progress made in two ongoing projects – “The ... more »

RMSSP students met with George Firth, a security expert and a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment

26.04.2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, RMSSP students met with George Firth, a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment. Mr. Firth has an extensive military and counterterrorism portfolio and delivered a lecture on Hostile Environment Awareness Training ... more »

Call for Applications: NATO Summer School 2017

12.04.2017

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 13th 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 9-15, 2017 (Měřín, ... more »

PSSI held a second roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Budapest

06.04.2017

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 »

PSSI held its fourth Space Security Conference, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C.

30.03.2017

On March 22, 2017, PSSI held its fourth Space Security Conference, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. The conference, entitled "Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. ... more »