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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: Workshop “Become a Mythbuster” on Disinformation and Fact-Checking Tools for Students of Journalism

16.10.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications from students of journalism and related subjects for the workshop, “Become a Mythbuster.” The deadline for applications is on the 20th of November, 2018.  The workshop will focus on disinformation ... more »

PSSI at 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

07.10.2018

PSSI took part in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year on October 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. The theme of this year’s Congress was “IAC2018 – Involving Eveyone“ (more information about ... more »

PSSI Published a Second Briefing Paper Written within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

21.09.2018

The second briefing paper focuses on Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Gulf States’ influence and activities in the political arena of the Western Balkan countries. Defining the political sphere is particularly difficult since it permeates all other ... more »

PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

15.09.2018

Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as “the most serious threat in the twenty-first century,” capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. ... more »

PSSI Contributes to AMOS SSA Policy Forum

14.09.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, participated in a panel discussion at the SSA Policy Forum, part of the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, held in Maui, Hawaii, on September ... more »

PSSI Held a Brainstorming Meeting on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative with Experts from V4+ Countries

13.09.2018

On September 13, PSSI held a brainstorming meeting with project partners within the project „Comparative analysis of the approach towards China: V4+ and One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“. Invited experts presented their briefings, in which they ... more »