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PSSI held a closed-door roundtable on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea

13.11.2016

On November 11, PSSI organized a closed-door roundtable on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea. Since July, Russia has been moving expropriated Ukrainian drill rigs and other energy infrastructure under armed guard into Crimean waters (now claimed by Russia), a Ukrainian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending out 370 kilometers into the Black Sea.

Ever since the annexation, Russia has also moved swiftly to consolidate its strategic and maritime leverage over the Black Sea region with a substantial build-up of military capabilities.

Prior to this, preliminary exploratory drilling indicated that Crimea's offshore oil and gas reserves may rival those of the original North Sea discovery and be valued at as much as $1 trillion or more.

This roundtable was organized as part of PSSI's Economic and Financial Threat Program and designed to conduct a deeper drill into this often-overlooked energy dimension of Russia's hybrid warfare in Ukraine and the region.

Among the speakers were:

  • Artūras Petkus, Head of Strategic Analysis and Research Division, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence
  • Maksym Bugriy, Research Fellow at Razumkov Centre and non-resident analyst with the Jamestown Foundation
  • Oleksandr Sukhodolia, Head of Energy Security Department at the National Institute of Strategic Studies (NISS), Ukraine
  • Edward Christie, Defence Economist, NATO's Emerging Security Challenges Division

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 »