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.
On March 16–17 PSSI, in cooperation with its Serbian partner ISAC Fund held a conference "Civilians in Multilateral Missions" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The conference was a key event within the ... more »
On March 21, RMSSP students visited Radio Free Europe and met with Natalia Churikova, broadcaster in RFE Ukrainian service. RMSSP students got a rare opportunity to visit workspaces (including the room for broadcasting) and to see journalist ... more »
The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) published a Summary Report from its third Space Security Conference that was convened, in partnership with the Secure World Foundation (SWF), on June 5-7, 2016, in Prague. This gathering, entitled “Advancing ... more »
On March 14, RMSSP students welcomed Jan Urban, journalist and one of the leading figures of Czech dissent. The deliberation started with an overview of the influence of technological innovations on journalism. According to Mr. ... more »
On February 27, PSSI and Slovak Foreign Policy Association organized a roundtable on Russian influence in Central Europe. The event was a joint session for two projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before ... more »
On March 6, RMSSP students welcomed Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute. At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Robinson pointed out that economy is one of the main dimensions of hybrid ... more »
© PSSI 2011 - 2017 · The Prague Security Studies Institute, Pohořelec 6, 118 00 Prague 1 - Czech Republic