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International Conference: Czech Republic and Israel - 20 years after Renewal of Relations

16.02.2010

On February 9, 2010, PSSI co-organized conference on Czech-Israeli Relations

The conference took place in the Lichtenstein Palace on the very day of the 20th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between  Czechoslovakia and Israel. The conference, held under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Jan Fisher, brought together more than one hundred prominent Czech and Israeli politicians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, experts and representatives of academia, media and civil society, who examined the developments over the last 20 years and discussed future perspectives of mutual diplomatic, economic and societal relations.

The speakers included Jan Fischer, Czech Prime Minister; Moshe Arens, Former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence; Jiri Dientsbier, Former Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mina Goldiak, Deputy Chief Scientist, International R&D Relations & Cooperation, Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel; Mirek Topolanek, Former Czech Prime Minister, Ondřej Liska, Former Czech Minister of Education; Pavel Smutny, President of Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Jan Herzmann, Director of Factum Invenio.

The conference was organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of the State of Israel and the Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce.

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 »