U.S. Energy Department Roundtable on Energy Security


PSSI organized a roundtable on energy security with representatives of the US Department of Energy

On Tuesday, June 3, PSSI hosted a roundtable on energy security with representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy.  The U.S. delegation included Carol Dumaine, Deputy Director for Energy and Environmental Security, Alexander C. Goodale, Deputy Director for Intelligence, and Manolis R. Priniotakis, Energy Security Division. The discussion mainly focused on issues connected with the undue dependency of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) on Russian natural gas and oil.  Other issues included an innovative approach to energy development, environmental safeguards, enhanced security of supplies and the need for identifying potential interdisciplinary solutions.  Among the points analyzed were the sharp spike in oil prices and the connectivity with the weak dollar, tight supplies, climate change, continued geopolitical volatility in the Middle East and the added burden of China’s and India’s voracious demands for energy.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.


In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China


The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues


PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!


"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.


The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security


PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »