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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 spheres and to a certain extent, all influence activities have a political dimension. Specifically addressing the political, however, the second briefing paper mainly focuses on foreign powers’ activities aiming to achieve political gains – to influence political decision-making and voting in international bodies. It analyses elite capture, links to important political elites and political parties or ‘spoilerism’.

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.

The first briefing paper titled 'East vs. West' provided the background of the project topic and positions the debate within the political and geostrategic context of today’s Western Balkans.

Articles written within the project framework are also available.

The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

PSSI Appears in Prestigious Imprimis Publication of Hillsdale College

01.11.2019

PSSI has long been concerned over a new, and perilously overlooked, front in the US-China economic/financial struggle. In an article published by Hillsdale College’s prestigious Imprimis, PSSI’s Co-Founder and Chairman Roger ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the 70th International Astronautical Congress

31.10.2019

PSSI took part in, and contributed to, the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held on October 21-25, 2019, in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s Congress was “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future”. ... more »

Space Security Program Director Elected Full Member of IAA

28.10.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, was elected this summer to become a Full Member for Section 4 – Social Sciences – of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The formal acceptance ceremony was held ... more »

RMSSP: Deadline Extension

04.09.2019

Are you interested in international and domestic security affairs? Would you like to become a well-equipped professional capable of understanding complex national security problems and foreign policy issues? PSSI is still receiving applications for the ... more »

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference

08.08.2019

Videos from the Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference, held on June 9-11, 2019 in Prague, are now available online. Entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships”, the event ... more »

Intern Wanted for Our Cyber Security Program

31.07.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects related to new technologies and cybersecurity.  Internship: September 2019 - March 2020 approximately 25h/month proficiency in both Czech and English necessary Deadline for application: ... more »