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Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Co-Founder of PSSI, met with RMSSP students to discuss economic and financial warfare

07.03.2017

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 warfare and it is going to be a crucial battlefield in the future. Unfortunately, at the moment it is overlooked by Western countries despite the fact that China and Russia are very active in this field. Those states are using legally-gained ownership of strategic companies for putting a pressure on governments in countries of their interest. Therefore the economy must be perceived not only as purely business affair but also as a matter of national security.

The unique software instrument operated by RWR Advisory Group for tracking potential dangerous economic activities was presented and its efficiency was shown in various examples. Mr. Robison also dedicated a serious attention to the situation on the Black Sea that could be the flashpoint of international crises due to Russian ambition to extract local gas and oil reserves belonging to Ukraine.

During the discussion, Mr. Robinson pointed out that it is impossible to distinguish between purely business interest and investment that is led by politic consideration because the economical connection can be always misused. This fact was illustrated by the example of a mutually beneficial economic connection between China and South Korea, which was later suspended by China due to political reasons. The offensive capability of economic warfare was also discussed. It was concluded that despite its effectiveness it has to be used carefully because the intervention to the international economic system could have a global damaging impact.

The opportunity for small countries (particularly the Czech Republic) in the economic warfare was also mentioned. According to Mr. Robinson, despite limited capacities, small countries should take actions that will allow them to have control over the transactions occurring on their territory, too.

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