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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 concerns about China’s impact on national security will be a critical factor in the success of the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”. Using a common analytical framework across each of the chapters, these countries’ relations with China are reviewed in terms of recent bilateral trade and financial data, major investment projects, and the impact of national investment screening activity. A complex overview of bilateral dynamics emerges out of this framework. The variety of results suggests that no matter the disparity between China and its partners in economic power or the financial incentives it may be able to offer, realizing the BRI is dependent on the quality of China’s relations with each of the individual sovereign nations involved.

This project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Project partners include Institute of Asian Studies (Slovakia), HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics (Hungary),  Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) (Serbia), and Centre for International Relations (CIR) (Poland).

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 »

Internship Opportunity!

22.07.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects related to disinformation and strategic communication! Deadline for application: August 25, 2019 Internship: September 2019 - January 2020 approximately 25h/month proficiency in both Czech ... more »

PSSI Studied Vaccination and Disinformation in the Czech Disinformation Environment

10.07.2019

Based on the contemporary international debate pertaining to the influence of the so-called anti-vaccination movements and the role of misinformation in public health as such, the main aim of the project was to find out whether Czech websites known ... more »

Call for Applications: Cyber Security Academy 2019

07.07.2019

Are you interested in international and security affairs? Would you like to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity issues? Apply to the Cyber Security Academy in Prague, Czech Republic (September 30-October 4, 2019)! This second edition of the ... more »

Read our Policy Paper Entitled "Western Balkans at the crossroads: Which road should the EU take?"

06.07.2019

The policy paper suggests several recommendations for new Commission’s and European External Action Service’s (EEAS) strategy towards the region based on research done within the PSSI-led project, ‘Western Balkans at the Crossroads: ... more »