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Václav Bartuška, Ambassador-At-Large for Energy Security, met with RMSSP students to discuss energy security

23.11.2016

On November 22, RMSSP students welcomed Václav Bartuška, Ambassador-At-Large for Energy Security, who has served in this position for more than 10 years. 

The deliberations began with a brief introduction concerning current approaches towards energy security. Based on the traditional view, which connects energy security with geopolitics, it should be understood as a lever of foreign policy. But Mr Bartuška pointed out that today energy is increasingly regarded as a social good. Therefore, the threat of energy poverty and unbalanced access to energy resources is going to be one of the main socio-political challenges in near future.

Discussions then focused on the issue of energy supplies to the Czech Republic and whether this area can potentially represent a source of vulnerability. Students enquired about the state of energy emergency reserves in the Czech Republic, the extent of distribution networks being in the hands of private investors and future roadmap for composition of the energy mix. Mr. Bartuška emhphasized several times that the Czech Republic's close energy links with Western Europe constitute not only economical but also political advantage.

Another topic was nuclear energy and its prospects in the future. Despite the fact that this type of energy is highly dependent on state subsides, it was highlighted that nuclear energy represents a crucial component in ensuring state security.

Lastly, Russia's recent energy projects such Nord Stream II or Turkish Stream gas pipeline were also addressed with regard to their significance and feasibility.

PSSI Addresses First Session of UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on PAROS in Geneva

06.08.2018

On August 6, 2018, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, delivered remarks on the current trends and developments in space security at the first session in Geneva of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Further ... more »

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Wrote a Brief on Disinformation Spread about Ján Kuciak's Death

01.08.2018

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka co-wrote a new brief together with colleagues from the GLOBSEC Policy Institute and the Political Capital Institute that analyzes disinformation spread around the Czech Republic, ... more »

PSSI Published Report on Space Hybrid Operations

30.07.2018

On July 30, 2018, PSSI released its latest space security report, entitled “Europe’s Preparedness to Respond to Space Hybrid Operations”. The Report, and an associated Fact Sheet, (available here and here) focuses ... more »

Call for Applications: Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program

14.07.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications for the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program 2018/2019. The program is currently comprised of a series of lectures and interactive seminars led by distinguished senior current and former security policy ... more »

PSSI published an analysis titled "Portrayal of NATO in the Czech Media"

13.07.2018

  The analysis maps out the ways in which NATO is portrayed in the Czech media. Special attention is dedicated to the deployment of Czech soldiers to the Baltic states as a part of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, as this issue has become ... more »

Call for Applications: Cyber Security Academy

12.07.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications for the Cyber Security Academy 2018. The intensive one-week course is organized in cooperation with the Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) and is scheduled to take place in Prague in ... more »