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The Final Publication of the Project "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Influences of Non-Western External Actors" Is Out!

29.05.2019

The publication covers engagement of all major non-Western actors actively present in the region – Russia, Turkey, China, the Gulf States and Iran – in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo.

What objectives and strategic gains, if any, do non-Western actors aim to achieve? Which means do they employ and what are the particular consequences of their involvement? Are external engagements undermining the fragile internal stability of the Western Balkan countries? Or is it a promising market at the gateway to Europe, with an accommodating political and business environment they are aiming at? Are their strategic interests and modes of conduct contradictory to those of the EU and US ones or is it possible to find common ground?

The publication sheds more light on these questions and provides a comprehensive overview and more detailed understanding of selected external actors’ involvement in the five post-Yugoslav non-EU member countries. It strives to avoid an oversimplifying black-and-white view and conventional judgments, which either portray non-Western external engagements as inherently malign and threatening or uncritically champion them as a counterweight to Western dominance. Instead, it aims to investigate the topic with analytical precision and sensitivity to local contexts, providing for assessments of the real motivations, extent, and consequences of external actors’ involvement.

Find out more about the project here. The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

PSSI Unveiled a New Four-Year Ph.D. Space Security Scholarship

11.06.2019

During the Gala Dinner held on the occasion of the Fifth PSSI Space Conference, PSSI announced an expansion of its academic activities with its long-term partner Charles University.  PSSI’s Chairman and Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson ... more »

PSSI Releases Executive Summary of its Project Analyzing Space-Related Transactions of China and Russia Globally

10.06.2019

PSSI released at its recent Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference (more information about the event here) the Executive Summary of its Report entitled “State Actor Strategies in Attracting Space Sector Partnerships: Chinese and Russian Economic ... more »

The Final Report of the Project "Comparative Analysis of the Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road" Is Now Available

02.06.2019

This comparative analysis of economic relations between China and the Visegrád countries + Serbia reveals that while China’s role in each of their economies has grown over the last decade, developments have been anything but homogenous, and that ... more »

PSSI Co-Organized a Lecture on Cyber-Enabled Information Operations

23.05.2019

Hybrid threats are one of the most pressing international security challenges of today. The world has seen an unprecedented increase of use of information operations, yet its nexus to cybersecurity remains often underestimated. In his lecture at ... more »

PSSI Highlights Risks Stemming from Space Hybrid Operations in the Economic and Financial Domain at 2019 NATO Advanced Research Workshop

22.05.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, entitled “Critical Space Infrastructure: From Risk to Resilience”, hosted by the Old Dominion University in Norfolk ... more »

Jonáš Syrovátka and Lenka Dušková Co-Authored a Report on Information Operations and Disinformation Campaigns in Central Europe

21.05.2019

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka and Lenka Dušková co-authored a new report together with colleagues from the GLOBSEC Policy Institute and the Political Capital Institute exploring information ... more »