News

PSSI Security Scholar Exchange with Taiwan: The Visit To Taipei in November 2009

01.12.2009

As part of a three-year program of scholarly exchanges between PSSI and the Foreign Ministry of Taiwan (represented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague), the Institute selected Alice Savovova for the 2009 Taiwan visit. Ms. Savovova has a distinguished academic background, including having been accepted into the prestigious Security Scholars program of PSSI in 2004. She received her Master’s Degree in European Integration from University of Economics in Prague and later served as Managing Director of the Association for International Affairs (AMO). She had visited Taiwan earlier when coordinating a Czech-Taiwanese student exchange.
    For the purpose of this visit, Alice chose to research the comparative approaches of former Taiwanese President Chen Shuibian and the current President, Ma Ying-jeou, to the country’s priority security challenges. Ms. Savovova examined a number of dimensions of Taiwan’s security portfolio in her comparative analysis, among them: differing perceptions of the principal threats faced by Taiwan; the policy positions of these distinctly different Administrations to membership in international organizations, cross-strait economic relations, the regional context of Taiwan-Mainland relations, as well as the management of the Taiwan-EU relationship.
    On November 3, Ms. Savovova presented a lecture at Tamkang university on the successes and shortfalls of the Czech Presidency and Czech relations with regional neighbors. The Taiwanese students posed a number of questions, including concerning the evolution of the Czech Republic’s transition to democracy over the past two decades. PSSI benefited significantly from Ms. Savovova’s candid and thoughtful outline of her findings on this visit.
    PSSI believes Ms. Savovova’s visit contributed significantly to the kind of productive exchanges PSSI has enjoyed with our partners at TECO Prague over this period. Alice has been a both credit to PSSI and the Czech Republic in this regard.

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

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

31.12.2017

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

05.12.2017

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!

28.11.2017

"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.

06.11.2017

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

22.10.2017

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 »