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PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Presenting the Results of the Ongoing Research within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities

30.08.2018

The first briefing paper titled 'East vs. West' provides the background of the project topic and positions the debate within the political and geostrategic context of today’s Western Balkans. Unlike the next 5 briefing papers, it focuses also on the EU, NATO and US influence in the region to capture the West vs. East dimension of external powers politics in the Balkans. A short version of the briefing is also available.

Each of the following briefing papers will focus on a specific area in which influence activities of Russia, China, Turkey and the Gulf states take place: politics; economics and finance; religion, culture and academia; radicalism and extremism; and media and elections. This sphere-focused approach will make it possible to cover all studied Balkan countries, delineate their vulnerabilities in given areas and bring to the fore differences and similarities between individual foreign power’s strategies and objectives.

The project "Western Balkans at the Crossroads" seeks to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU member countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo.

Articles written within the project framework are also available.

The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

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

13.09.2018

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We're Looking for a Project Coordinator!

09.09.2018

PSSI is looking for a project coordinator for the Security Scholars Program. Find more information here. ... more »

PSSI Delivers a Lecture at the European Centre for Space Law Summer Course in Helsinki

07.09.2018

PSSI’s Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on „Military Activities in Outer Space“ at the 27th Summer Course on Space Law and Policy of the European Centre for Space Law held in Helsinki from August 27 to September ... more »

Call for Applications: The Czech Republic and Poland in Eastern Europe

20.08.2018

PSSI, the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe and the New Eastern Europe magazine are inviting 18 young professionals, journalists, analysts, master’s students and PhD students for a 5-day seminar on Czech and Polish ... more »

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 »