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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.

'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 »

PSSI's Third Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available. This time we focus on "The ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »

PSSI to host a lecture on the subject of cyber security on 18 September 2017

14.09.2017

PSSI is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Daniel P. Bagge (Director of Cyber Security Policies Department, National Cyber and Information Security Agency, Czech Republic) entitled “Cyber (in)security.” The talk will address the ... more »

PSSI's Second Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.07.2017

The second Briefing Paper of the project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available! This time we focus on "The Role of Russian ... more »