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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 accelerating counterspace threat posed by China and Russia to U.S. and allied space operations should be properly termed “space hybrid warfare”, as it possesses the same basic characteristics as its terrestrial counterparts -- probing the boundaries of provocative behavior just short of eliciting consequential U.S. and allied retribution. It suggests that this revised mindset for viewing counterspace activities offers a better opportunity for quicker development – as such contingency planning is presently moving at a perilously slow pace in most countries other than perhaps the United States.

The article also puts forward an expanded menu of cross-domain responses to space-related provocations/disruptive actions, notably in the economic and financial (E&F) domain, China’s and Russia’s ultimate source of political viability (e.g. the global markets). Facts cited in the piece are largely drawn from an open-source analytical software tool that tracks and visually maps all transactions of Russian and Chinese state-controlled enterprises (and their networks of subsidiaries) worldwide on a daily basis. Among the major advantages of crafting responses to space threats or hostile acts in the E&F domain is that they do not necessarily require official sanctions, much less kinetic action. To access the article, click here

Call for Applications: 15th Annual PSSI Summer School

11.04.2019

We are now accepting applications for this year's summer school! The 15th Annual PSSI Summer School, organized in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, is titled “NATO ... more »

PSSI At 35th Space Symposium

07.04.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, is attending the 35th Space Symposium, organized annually by the Space Foundation. ... more »

The Second Run of PSSI's Security Academy for Young Politicians

06.04.2019

The Security Academy for Young Politicians is a program offered to members of youth organizations of democratic political parties in order to improve their capabilities in the security field. This year's run was concluded on April 6.  The ... more »

PSSI Organized a Public Debate on NATO

05.04.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute organized a public debate about NATO on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance. The opening remarks were delivered by the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen ... more »

PSSI Published a Study Looking at the Most Popular Myths about the EU

19.03.2019

The analysis focused on the six most common myths about the EU spreading on disinformation websites in 2018.  The primary data was supplied by manipulatori.cz, the data-gathering was conducted using the >versus< media monitoring tool, ... more »

New Issue of Our Newsletter About the the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security is Now Available

09.03.2019

The latest issue of the newsletter presents the outline of the Czech investment screening mechanism, explores the role of the International Investment Bank, and takes a look at the Russian investments in Crimea.  ... more »