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RMSSP students visited Radio Free Europe and met with journalist Natalia Churikova

21.03.2017

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 during their daily work. The history, mission and working process of RFE were presented to them. The guide also explained that surprisingly prudent security measures applied in RFE stem from the relevant possibility of terrorist attack. However, it was pointed out that this threat also proves the influence and significance of the organization.

The following deliberation concerned mainly the situation of Ukrainian media landscape. Mrs. Churikova mentioned that situation is slowly improving but enormous problems from the past are hard to overcome. The main problem of Ukraine is that media are not perceived as a usual enterprise but rather as a political weapon of oligarchs. Other problems are a widespread corruption of journalists and fragmentation of media landscape.

The discussion covered a number of issues. The insufficient attempts of the Ukrainian government to provide alternative information to occupied regions in Crimea and East Ukraine were criticized. Mrs. Churikova mentioned that the main promoters of these policies are Ukrainian NGOs and foreign organizations (including RFE). Among other issues, the political activities of the Ukrainian community in the Czech Republic were also mentioned. 

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 »