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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’s Article on China’s Space Presence in the Arctic Published in Edition 30 of The Journal of the JAPCC

10.09.2020

Dr. Jana Robinson’s article on “Arctic Space Challenge for NATO Emerging from China’s Economic and Financial Assertiveness” was published in the 30th edition of the Journal of the Joint Air Power Competence Center ... more »

PSSI's Concept of the Space Sector Capture was Featured in Financial Times

02.09.2020

Dr. Jana Robinson and her work on Chinese "space sector capture” activities globally is described in an article in today’s Financial Times, entitled “US Military Officials Eye New Generation of Space Weapons”. ... more »

Response to the Report of the President’s Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets

13.08.2020

In an  August 10 report, PSSI critiques the five recommendations of the U.S. Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets addressing risk-related concerns regarding China. One central fact remains: China continues to refuse to comply with ... more »

PSSI Introduces “Perspectives” Series

05.08.2020

As an educational, research and analytical public policy Institution, PSSI is committed to enriching – and shaping – the Transatlantic security policy debate, especially in more underdeveloped issue portfolios, like the Economic and Financial ... more »

New Case Study of Disinformation Related to Coronavirus

01.08.2020

Societies in crises tend to be more suspicious, confused and susceptible to false stories. In this regard, the current Coronavirus pandemic represents a tremendous challenge. The governments are confronted with tackling not only COVID-19 impact ... more »

Call for Applications: Cyber Security Academy 2020

08.07.2020

Are you interested in international and security affairs? Would you like to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity issues?  APPLY NOW to the Cyber Security Academy in Prague, Czech Republic! The Third PSSI Cyber Security Academy (CSA) ... more »