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PSSI convened its second RMSSP session with diplomat Tomáš Szunyog

19.10.2016

On Tuesday evening, Robinson-Martin Security Scholars students gathered to discuss the security policy and foreign strategy of the Czech Republic with a long-time diplomat Tomáš Szunyog, who currently serves as Director of Security Policy Department at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, among other posts, Mr. Szunyog was Czech Ambassador to Slovenia and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

There was a spirited debate concerning the development of the Czech Republic's security policy since early 90s and a range of options when addressing current challenges. He noted that the environment influencing the country's security is presently going through dynamic changes. Threats, the sources of threats and those carrying them out are of both a national and, increasingly, a non-governmental nature. They are becoming intertwined and the differences between them blurred. Consequently, the growing interconnectedness of these trends and drivers is reducing its predictability.

Active membership in the NATO system of collective defence that is based on a strong transatlantic link is therefore vital to the defence of the Czech Republic. Simultaneously, as an EU member state, the Czech Republic participates actively in the development of tools defined by the Treaty of Lisbon, which means involvement in the EU's Common Foreign Security Policy. In addition to engagement with international organisations, the Czech Republic promotes its security interests through bilateral relations, in particular with neighbouring states and through regional cooperation, including the Visegrad group.

 

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 »

PSSI's Third 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

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available. This time we focus on "The ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »