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PSSI publishes summary report from its third Space Security Conference

20.03.2017

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) published a Summary Report from its third Space Security Conference that was convened, in partnership with the Secure World Foundation (SWF), on June 5-7, 2016, in Prague. This gathering, entitled “Advancing ... more »

Jan Urban, journalist and disident, met with RMSSP students to discuss media and democracy

15.03.2017

On March 14, RMSSP students welcomed Jan Urban, journalist and one of the leading figures of Czech dissent.   The deliberation started with an overview of the influence of technological innovations on journalism. According to Mr. ... more »

PSSI organized a roundtable on growing Russian influence in the EU from V4 perspective

09.03.2017

On February 27, PSSI and Slovak Foreign Policy Association organized a roundtable on Russian influence in Central Europe. The event was a joint session for two projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before ... more »

Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Co-Founder of PSSI, met with RMSSP students to discuss economic and financial warfare

07.03.2017

On March 6, RMSSP students welcomed Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute. At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Robinson pointed out that economy is one of the main dimensions of hybrid ... more »

Mark Galeotti, a research fellow at the IIR in Prague, met with RMSSP students to discuss Russian foreign and security policy

01.03.2017

On February 28, RMSSP students welcomed Mark Galeotti, research fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. The deliberation started with brief overview of Russian foreign and security policy. It was pointed out that ... more »

Ivana Smolenova, a PSSI fellow, quoted in the article "End of the Prague Spring"

28.02.2017

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova was quoted in Handelsblatt in the article "End of the Prague Spring". “The Kremlin is providing a narrative,” said a PSSI fellow. The article stresses the new gaining relevance of Radio Free Europe ... more »

RMSSP students discussed the economic and political situation in Ukraine with journalist Ondrej Soukup

23.02.2017

On February 21, Czech journalist Ondrej Soukup delivered an opening lecture of the second semester of Robinson Martin Security Scholars Program 2016/2017. Mr. Soukup, a renowned expert on Eastern Europe from Czech daily Hospodarske noviny,  provided ... more »

Save the date: 21-22 March, 2017, CSIS - PSSI Space Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

20.02.2017

On 21-22 March, 2017, PSSI will host its next Space Security Conference, in collaboration with Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Fourth in this series, the conference is entitled "Space Security: ... more »

Energy Security Academy 2017 has just begun

13.02.2017

Today, PSSI launched its fifth one-week intensive Energy Security Academy, organized in cooperation with Masaryk University’s Centre for Energy Studies. This year’s program focuses on innovative policies and technologies advancing energy ... more »

PSSI is 6th in ranking in Central and Eastern Europe in prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2016 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

09.02.2017

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has maintaned its 6th position in global ranking in the cathegory Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) for the second consecutive year and remains the ... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova on disinformation in Eastern Europe for SFR (Switzerland's radio and TV broadcaster)

08.02.2017

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova commented on the Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe and on the fight of Czechs against it for the Swiss television SFR (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen). She focused on the high number of "Fake news" ... more »

PSSI Participated in an expert seminar on energy security in Bratislava

25.01.2017

On January 17, PSSI took part in an expert seminar in Bratislava focusing on energy security in the Visegrad region. The seminar was organised within the project "Energy Market in Central Europe - New Opportunities, New Challenges" led by the ... more »

A series of blogs were published about economic relations between Visegrad countries and Russia

03.01.2017

In light of the strained ties that soured over the conflict in Ukraine, PSSI is currently involved in a project concerning the development of economic relations between Visegrad countries and Russia. As part of this undertaking, a series ... more »

The Oldřich Černý Ph.D. Scholarship at Charles University

02.01.2017

On November 28, PSSI’s Chairman and Co-Founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr. and Dr. Jakub Končelík, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University signed a contract to establish The Oldřich Černý Ph.D. Scholarship ... more »

What was Russia's rationale for expropriation of Ukrainian Black Sea gas resources? Blog post by Maksym Bugriy

20.12.2016

In November, as part of PSSI's Economic and Financial Threat Program, a closed-door roundtable was held on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea, which featured NATO officials and Ukrainian energy experts among ... more »

The call for applications to the Energy Security Academy 2017 has now been opened

15.12.2016

PSSI, in cooperation with the Masaryk University in Brno, is now accepting applications to its prestigious one-week intensive course that will be held from February 13-17, 2017 in Prague. It will introduce Czech students and young professionals to ... more »

PSSI will organize a debate with Peter Pomerantsev

14.12.2016

On December 19, the Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library, is organizing a debate with Peter Pomerantsev, renowned journalist and British expert on Russian propaganda.  It's been more than ... more »

PSSI and Charles University organized a lecture on Space Security with Martina Šmuclerová

12.12.2016

On December 12, 2016, PSSI and Charles University co-organized, as part of the University’s Master’s degree course entitled “Space Security in the 21st Century”, a guest lecture with Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, ... more »

PSSI organized a roundtable on energy infrastructure in Central Europe

08.12.2016

On November 22, PSSI organized a roundtable on energy infrastructure in Central Europe. The event was a joint session for two projects supported by the International Visegrad fund: “Energy Market in Central Europe - New Opportunities, New Challenges” ... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova spoke at the expert roundtable in Kiev

08.12.2016

On December 7, PSSI’s Ivana Smolenova spoke at the expert roundtable “V4+ Security – Strengthening the Eastern Frontier of the V4” that took place in Kiev, Ukraine. The event was organized by the Center for Euro-Atlantic ... more »

PSSI’s Ivana Smolenova spoke at the conference “Tech Camp on countering Russian disinformation” in Bratislava

06.12.2016

On December 05, PSSI’s Ivana Smolenova spoke at the conference “Tech Camp on countering Russian disinformation” that took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, on December 05-06. The event was organized by the Center for European ... more »

PSSI co-organized a lecture on Space Security with Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

06.12.2016

On December 5, 2016, PSSI and Charles University co-organized, as part of the University’s course entitled “Space Security in the 21st Century”, a guest lecture with Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, an Officer at the Space Data for Societal Challenges ... more »

PSSI held a lecture with Daniel Bagge, Director of Cyber Security Policies Department at the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC)

01.12.2016

Participants of the PSSI security scholars program had a unique privilege to hear a lecture by Daniel Bagge, Director of Cyber Security Policies Department at the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) in Brno.  At first, Mr Bagge provided a brief ... more »

PSSI took part in “Civilians in Multilateral Missions Seminar”, an opening event of its new project in Serbia

30.11.2016

On November 24-25, PSSI took part in “Civilians in Multilateral Missions Seminar” in Serbia which served as an opening event for PSSI’s new project "Development of Serbia's National Capabilities for Civilian Contributions for ... more »

PSSI co-organized a lecture on "Security Aspects of EU Space Policy”

30.11.2016

On November 29, PSSI co-organized a lecture with Peter Pindják from the UN Department of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The lecture entitled "Security Aspects of EU Space Policy” is part of Charles University's ... more »

PSSI participates in the 2016 Global Maritime Forum

25.11.2016

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, delivered a presentation on a panel entitled “The Emergence of Space-Based Capabilities for Maritime Domain Awareness” at the Global Maritime Forum, sponsored by the U.S. National ... more »

Václav Bartuška, Ambassador-At-Large for Energy Security, met with RMSSP students to discuss energy security

23.11.2016

On November 22, RMSSP students welcomed Václav Bartuška, Ambassador-At-Large for Energy Security, who has served in this position for more than 10 years.  The deliberations began with a brief introduction concerning current approaches ... more »

PSSI takes part in “Space Crisis Dynamics and Uncertainty” tabletop exercise

21.11.2016

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Jana Robinson, participated in a tabletop exercise (TTX) organized jointly by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) on November 9-10, 2016, ... more »

PSSI held a closed-door roundtable on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea

13.11.2016

On November 11, PSSI organized a closed-door roundtable on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea. Since July, Russia has been moving expropriated Ukrainian drill rigs and other energy infrastructure under armed guard ... more »

PSSI security scholars welcomed Jan Král, Head of European Policies Coordination Department of the Government of the Czech Republic

10.11.2016

On November 8, RMSSP students welcomed Jan Král, Head of European Policies Coordination Department of the Government of the Czech Republic, who has served in this office for more than 6 years. Within this role, he had to solve a wide range of ... more »

PSSI Tomas Kulda discussed strengths and weaknesses of the EU energy infrastructure projects in Banska Bystrica

09.11.2016

On November 3, PSSI Tomáš Kulda delivered a lecture to students on current strengths and weaknesses of the EU energy infrastructure, as well as the present state of infrastructural projects. The event took place at the Matej Bel University ... more »

PSSI participated at Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum in Latvia

05.11.2016

Between October 27-29, PSSI Jakub Tomasek took part in Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum, a unique possibility for future leaders to raise awareness about the region’s and world’s most important foreign, defence and security policy issues ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova spoke at the Warsaw Security Forum

31.10.2016

On October 28, PSSI Fellow Ivana Smolenova participated at the 3rd Warsaw Security Forum. She spoke at the panel “Pro-Kremlin Disinformation: Are We Doing Enough?” together with: Margo Gontar, Co-founder and Editor, StopFake.org, ... more »

PSSI provides Global Assessment for 2016 Space Security Index (SSI) Report

26.10.2016

Dr. Jana Robinson, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, prepared a “Global Assessment” for the 2016 Space Security Index (SSI) report. It concentrates on the link between the worsening geopolitical situation, particularly maritime ... more »

PSSI contributes to the Ploughshares Monitor

26.10.2016

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed an article entitled “Crisis in Space: Are We Ready for a Service Disruption” to the Autumn 2016 edition of the Ploughshares Monitor (available here). A longer ... more »

CSIS Senior Fellow, Tom Karako, delivers lecture on “The Future of Air and Missile Defense for NATO” at PSSI Security Scholars Program

25.10.2016

Tom Karako, CSIS Senior Fellow and Director of its Missile Defense Project delivered a lecture on “The Future of Air and Missile Defense for NATO” to the students enrolled in the PSSI’s Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP). ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova will speak at "Information War in Ukraine and the EU: Comparison of narratives and sources""

22.10.2016

Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Bookstore Книгарня "Є" Харків, would like to invite you to a public discussion and presentation by Ivana Smolenova, Fellow and Program Manager at the Prague Security ... more »

PSSI convened its second RMSSP session with diplomat Tomáš Szunyog

19.10.2016

On Tuesday evening, Robinson-Martin Security Scholars students gathered to discuss the security policy and foreign strategy of the Czech Republic with a long-time diplomat Tomáš Szunyog, who currently serves as Director of Security Policy ... more »

PSSI is holding a series of discussions in Uzhgorod about the role of communication between civil society and the police

14.10.2016

Between Oct. 11-14, a number of Czech experts held a series of discussions in Uzhgorod with Ukrainian counterparts about the role of communication between civil society and police. During the meetings members of the patrol police were provided with instruments ... more »

RMSSP students discuss U.S. presidential election with journalist Dan Anýž

12.10.2016

With the U.S. election less than a month away, this year's RMSSP students (Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program) had an opportunity to talk to journalist Dan Anýž, who has an extensive experience in covering the U.S. politics, currently ... more »

An international conference was held in Kiev within the project framework "(Cyber) Securing Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure"

06.10.2016

On September 27, an international conference was held in Kiev within the project framework "(Cyber) Securing Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure." PSSI is a project partner in this endeavour, which seeks to identify the needs and gaps in Ukraine’s ... more »

PSSI kicks off the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program 2016/2017 with Pavel Fischer

05.10.2016

PSSI held the first lecture of a two-semester Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) 2016/2017. This year's kick-off was delivered by Pavel Fischer, who is currently the Director of the STEM Institute for public opinion survey and analysis. ... more »

PSSI principals announce the launch of a new online tool called IntelTrak

04.10.2016

PSSI principals announced today the launch of a new online tool, called IntelTrak, that tracks and maps the global business transactions of Russian and Chinese companies.  Updated on a daily basis, this new tool permits the user to gain a better ... more »

PSSI hosted a brainstorming session on Russia's influence activities in Central Europe

22.09.2016

On September 21, PSSI organized a brainstorming session with project partners to discuss the details of recently launched projects that deal with the extent of Russia's influence activities in Central Europe. The first session addressed a project ... more »

PSSI will organize a lecture by Dr. Mark Galeotti

31.08.2016

Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the cultural center Containall, would like to cordially invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Mark Galeotti entitled "What is the real threat from Russia." Dr. ... more »

Summary of Roundtable Discussions on the Economic and Financial (E&F) Threat is now available

20.07.2016

In mind-May, PSSI convened a closed roundtable discussion on the Economic and Financial (E&F) Threat Domain, which brought together members from government agencies, diplomatic corps, as well as representatives from various academic and policy research ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova's new article on pro-Russian disinformation for the Intersection Project

16.07.2016

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova wrote a new article "Exploitation of weaknesses: pro-Kremlin propaganda in Central-Eastern Europe" in which she analyzes the weaknesses of the West with regard to tackling pro-Russian disinformation efforts and offers ... more »

PSSI launched its 12th NATO summer school in Měřín, Czech Republic

11.07.2016

In cooperation with NATO's Public Diplomacy Division, PSSI kicked off its 12th NATO summer school "NATO Beyond the Warsaw Summit: Adapting to the New Realities", which is being held between July 10 - 15, 2016 in Měřín. Over 20 ... more »

PSSI Tomáš Kulda spoke at the Energy Summer School in Slovakia

30.06.2016

On June 29, PSSI Project Manager Tomáš Kulda was among the speakers at the Energy Summer School 2016, where he spoke at the panel discussion "Nuclear Central Europe?" held at the nuclear power plant (NPP) Mochovce in Slovakia ... more »

PSSI participated in a cybersecurity research trip to Warsaw

23.06.2016

On June 16, PSSI Jakub Tomášek participated in the fourth study trip to Warsaw, where a series of meetings were held with representatives from the National Security Bureau (BBN), Ministry of Digital Affairs, as well as members of private ... more »

The call for applications to Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) 2016/2017 is now open

22.06.2016

Are you interested in international and domestic security affairs? Would you like to become a well-equipped professional capable of understanding the complex national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century? Apply to the Robinson-Martin ... more »

PSSI Jana Robinson Joins Advisory Board of Marshall Institute of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

21.06.2016

Pursuant to an invitation from the President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), John Hamre, and CSIS International Security Program Director, Kathleen Hicks, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Jana Robinson, ... more »

PSSI Petr Pojman led a training in Kherson, Ukraine.

20.06.2016

PSSI Petr Pojman led a training on Community Policing in Kherson, Ukraine.  From May 30 to June 2, the Kherson city hosted the first 5 day phase of the international training program for the patrol police. The headliner of the event ... more »

Watch the public recording with journalists from Kiev, Kharkov and Mariupol

20.06.2016

More than two years have passed since the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. These events not only challenged the post-Cold War European security order, but also brought the fundamental role of ... more »

PSSI organized its third conference on space security

17.06.2016

On June 5-7, 2016, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), together with its principal co-sponsor, the Secure World Foundation (SWF), convened its third Space Security Conference enitled  “Advancing the Trilateral Europe - U.S. ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova participated at a public discussion in Warsaw

15.06.2016

On June 14, PSSI's Ivana Smolenova participated at a public discussion in Warsaw about Moscow's information offensive in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The event was organized by the Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and ... more »

PSSI organized a closed-door conference on pro-Russian disinformation

02.06.2016

On May 31, PSSI organized a one-day conference entitled "Countering Pro-Russian Disinformation: Current Challenges and the Way Forward." It comprised of two closed-door expert roundtables and was followed by a public discussion with three journalists/ ... more »

PSSI participated in a cybersecurity research trip to Budapest

24.05.2016

On May 19, PSSI Jakub Tomášek participated in the third study trip to Budapest, which was realized as part of project "Secure and Strong: V4 Goes Cyber" led by the Slovak Security Policy Institute (SSPI) and supported by the International ... more »

PSSI convened a closed door roundtable on the Economic and Financial Threat Domain

20.05.2016

It has become increasingly evident that a sizeable portion of the new brand of “hybrid warfare“ is playing out in the legitimate international trading and financial systems. Seemingly benign commercial activities are employed over targeted ... more »

PSSI Space Security Program Director Chairs Inaugural Defence Satellite Conference in Brussels

19.05.2016

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Jana Robinson, chaired the inaugural Defence Satellites conference organized by [Intelligence Sec] in Brussels on May 10-12, 2016 (agenda is available here). Representatives from the EU, ESA, national Ministries ... more »

PSSI will organize a public debate "Russian Propaganda in Ukraine: Current Challenges and the Way Forward"

13.05.2016

The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel Library and Open Society Fund Prague, would like to invite you to a public discussion "Russian Propaganda in Ukraine: ... more »

Space Security Conference website launched

12.05.2016

We're delighted to announce that the website for 'Advancing the Trilateral Europe-U.S.-Japan-Europe Space Security Partnership' conference is now live – spacesecurity.eu It will be convened on 5-7 June, 2016 in Prague. The key aim ... more »

PSSI is co-organizing a conference held at the Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

10.05.2016

On May 19, PSSI Fellow Petr Pojman will participate in the international conference entitled 'Urgent Problems of Criminal Law and Criminology in Light of Criminal Justice Reform', which will be held at the Kharkiv National University of Internal ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova comments for Slovak daily newspaper 'Dennik N'

25.04.2016

PSSI Communications and Outreach Manager Ivana Smoleňová commented for Slovak daily newspaper 'Dennik N' on Latvia's authorities deicision to suspend Sputnik's operations via the national domain '.lv'. The Russian government-backed ... more »

The call for applications to NATO Summer School 2016 is now open!

07.04.2016

We are pleased to announce that the 12th NATO Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division will be held on July 10-15, 2016 in Měřín, Czech Republic. This year’s summer school is entitled ‘NATO ... more »

PSSI participated in the conference “Non-Military Dimension of New Generation Wars: the Energy Component"

23.03.2016

PSSI contributed to the international conference held in Kiev on March 17th, 2016, entitled “Non-Military Dimension of New Generation Wars: the Energy Component” organized by the National Institute of Strategic Studies (NISS) in cooperation ... more »

Handbook of Space Security Presented at the European Parliament

16.03.2016

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Jana Robinson, served as a co-editor of, and author of three articles in, the Handbook of Space Security, a two-volume publication that took over three years to compile. The book provides an excellent resource ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova spoke at a public debate

10.03.2016

On Tuesday, March 08, 2016, PSSI's Communications and Outreach Manager Ivana Smolenova was among the speakers at the public debate entitled "Putin's Agents." The event was organized by the Respekt Magazine in cooperation with the ... more »

PSSI Ivana Smolenova article on Eurodenik.cz: Prague Based News Site Owned by Russian Business

01.03.2016

At first glance, Eurodenik.cz (translated as Eurodaily) looks like any other online news portal. With a pro-European name and professional in appearance, the portal offers articles translated from various international media as well as inputs authored ... more »

PSSI contributes to the 18th Asian Security Conference

11.02.2016

PSSI participated in the 18th Asian Security Conference held in New Delhi on February 9-11, 2016, entitled “Securing Cyberspace: Asian and International Perspectives” organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses” (agenda ... more »

PSSI will organize a public debate "Media Freedom at the EU Borders"

04.02.2016

Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and American Center in Prague, would like to cordially invite you to a public discussion entitled "MEDIA FREEDOM AT THE EU BORDERS" about the state of ... more »

The best RMSSP 2015 policy memo is out!

02.02.2016

Writing a policy memo is mandatory component of the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program, a two-semester series of lectures and roundtable discussions. For the academic year 2015/2016, RMSSP students are required to work in groups and submit two ... more »

PSSI moves up to 6th Ranking in Central and Eastern Europe in Prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2015 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

01.02.2016

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has improved its global ranking in Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) from 7th to 6th over the past year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the ... more »

Call for Applications to Energy Security Academy 2016

07.01.2016

PSSI, in cooperation with the Masaryk University in Brno, is now accepting applications to its vibrant one-week course that will introduce students and young professionals to how technology innovation is central to advancing energy security in the region. ... more »

PSSI Space Security Program Director contributes to BBC Documentary on “Space Wars”

23.12.2015

PSSI’s Jana Robinson contributed to a BBC Documentary on “Space Wars”, part of the BBC World Service Space Week. This 50-minute radio broadcast focuses on the present status of space security, its history, and potential for future conflict ... more »

PSSI Senior Fellow and Special Projects Director Jiří Schneider Is Appointed As Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Prague

15.12.2015

We are proud to announce that Jiří Schneider, former Czech First Deputy Foreign Minister and a long-time principal of PSSI (including six years as Program Director), has been appointed as Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Prague (AIP).  ... more »

PSSI Space Security Lecture Series has ended

10.12.2015

On Wednesday, December 9, Dr. Hays, who works for Falcon Research supporting the Principle Department of Defense Space Advisor, delivered his lecture 'Space and National Security: Opportunities and Challenges', which among other issues, examined ... more »

PSSI Senior Fellow Jiří Schneider contributes to CEPA’s latest report

03.12.2015

PSSI Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects Jiří Schneider contributed to the newest Center for European Policy Analysis's (CEPA) report, ‘Frontline Allies: War and Change in Central Europe‘, which examines how foreign ... more »

PSSI is looking for a Research Assistant

25.11.2015

PSSI is looking for a Research Assistant with demonstrable interest in Russian or Eurasian affairs to support its activities. The internship will primarily involve monitoring of current events in Russian politics, economics and foreign policy. The ... more »

PSSI Tomas Kulda Chaired a Panel at the Central European Energy Conference 2015

24.11.2015

PSSI's Project Manager, Tomas Kulda, chaired a dinner discussion entitled "Russian state-owned enterprises in natural gas and nuclear sector in Central and Eastern Europe" at the 9th annual Central European Energy Conference held in Bratislava ... more »

PSSI invites you to a series of lectures on Space Security

18.11.2015

PSSI, in cooperation with the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University, the American Center in Prague and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, invites you to two public guest lectures within ... more »

PSSI organized closed roundtable with Maj. Gen. William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army in Europe

16.11.2015

On November 13, PSSI hosted a closed roundtable with Maj. Gen. William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army in Europe, and Commander, U.S. Army NATO. The roundtable was attended by various Czech government officials as well as Czech security ... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova chaired the panel discussion "‪Ukraine‬: Countering the ‪Hoaxes‬"

14.11.2015

PSSI Communications and Outreach Manager, Ivana Smolenova, chaired the panel discussion "‪‎Ukraine‬: Countering the ‪‎Hoaxes‬" at the conference "Populism, Authoritarianism, and the Media: The Age of Mediocracy ... more »

PSSI Chairs a Panel on Space Security at the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

12.11.2015

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Jana Robinson, chaired a panel entitled “Fostering Cooperation and Non-Weaponisation of Space” at the annual international conference of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium held in Brussels on ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held on 12 – 16 October 2015

15.10.2015

PSSI participates in the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year in Jerusalem. The theme of this year’s Congress is “Space - the Gateway for Mankind’s Future”. PSSI’s Space Security Director Jana Robinson ... more »

PSSI'S Jakub Tomášek GLOBSEC Challenge Essay Has Been Published

15.10.2015

In June, PSSI Fellow and Project Coordinator, Jakub Tomášek, became the winner of the 2015 GLOBSEC Challenge – a competition thematically focused on the most pressing issues related to the transatlantic agenda. It was organised by ... more »

PSSI Joins the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

29.09.2015

In September 2015, PSSI was accepted as a member of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, a network bringing together foreign policy institutions and research centres from across the EU. The main aim  of the Consortium is to encourage political and ... more »

PSSi will organize a public lecture with Amin Tarzi, Director of the Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps Univerzity

08.09.2015

PSSI, in cooperation with the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) and Forum 2000 Foundation, will organize a public lecture entitled "The Middle East Democracy Dilemmas." The lecture will be given by Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studies at Marine ... more »

PSSI is looking for an intern

25.08.2015

Chcete získat nové zkušenosti a poznat, jak funguje jeden z předních českých think tanků? Zajímáte se o mezinárodní bezpečnost a politiku? Staňte se součástí teamu PSSI. ... more »

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director Jana Robinson Presents at the UNIDIR 2015 Space Security Conference in Geneva

24.08.2015

PSSI’s Jana Robinson delivered a presentation on threats to space activities and changing space security environment at the annual Conference on Space Security organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), in collaboration ... more »

Interview with PSSI's Ivana Smolenova on pro-Russian Disinformation

12.08.2015

“In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the pro-Russian disinformation campaign comes from various sources. These are websites, informal communities on social media and NGOs. There are a few printed magazines, but the majority of the campaign is done ... more »

The Deadline for applying to PSSI's two-semester RMSSP is September 06, 2015

20.07.2015

You can now apply to PSSI's two-semester Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP). The next RMSSP will start in October 2015. Deadline for applying to the 2015/2016 RMSSP is September 06, 2015. Students are required ... more »

PSSI’s Jana Robinson Presents at the Fourth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

15.07.2015

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director Jana Robinson delivered a presentation on “Militarized Competition in Outer Space and the EU draft International Code of Conduct” at the annual consultative meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation ... more »

Jana Robinson Named PSSI’S Space Security Program Director

01.07.2015

Ms. Jana Robinson, who joined PSSI in April 2015 as a Senior Fellow, has been named Director of PSSI’s Space Security Program with responsibility for all activities related to this Program. She has been intimately involved in this PSSI priority ... more »

The best RMSSP 2014 policy memo is out!

24.06.2015

During the 2014 Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program, our students had an assignment to write policy memos on selected topics. In the end of the course, PSSI chose one paper for its high quality and deep-trough analyses. The best policy memo of ... more »

PSSI's Jakub Tomasek have won GLOBSEC Challenge for young professionals

18.06.2015

Tomorrow, GLOBSEC, leading annual forum on security and foreign policy in Central Europe will begin in Bratislava. We are pleased to announce that Jakub Tomasek, PSSI's Project Assistant, have won the 2015 GLOBSEC Challenge for young professionals ... more »

New paper: The Pro-Russian Disinformation Campaign in the CR and SR

09.06.2015

Both countries, with relatively small Russian minorities and only a handful of Russian-language media outlets, have been recently awakened by a new phenomenon – a pro-Kremlin propaganda campaign in the Czech and Slovak ... more »

PSSI's Interagency Civilian-Military Training (ICMT) has just started today

08.06.2015

Today, June 08, Interagency Civilian-Military Training (ICMT), organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The course will be held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ... more »

PSSI organized Alumni Guest Lecture with George Firth

26.05.2015

On Monday, May 5, 2015, PSSI organized a Alumni Guest Lecture with George Firts, Former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment. Mr. Firth has an extensive military and counterterrorism portfolio and delivered lecture on Hostile Environment Awareness ... more »

The series of four lectures on Space Security has ended

11.05.2015

On Thursday, May 07, the last from the series of four lectures on Space Security took place in the American Center. This time, PSSI's Senior Fellow Jana Robinson delivered a lecture on "Space Security in Bilateral and International ... more »

PSSI Organized a Lecture with Frank Asbeck on Space Security

05.05.2015

On April 30, PSSI co-organized a lecture with Frank Asbeck, Principal Advisor for Space and Security Policy at the EEAS. The lecture entitled "Policy Framework for Space Security Activities in the European Unionwas" is part of lecture ... more »

PSSI organized a Closed Roundtable with Aharon Leshno Yaar

14.04.2015

On April 13, PSSI organized a closed roundtalbe with Aharon Leshno Yaar, Deputy Director General, Head of U.N. and International Organizations Division at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The topic of the roundtable was "The Role of the ... more »

PSSI organized a lecture on Space Security with Peter Marquez

10.04.2015

On April 9, PSSI, in cooperation with the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University and the American Center in Prague, organized a lectures on the topic "U.S. Space Policy at the National Level" that was delivered ... more »

Jana Robinson joins PSSI as Senior Fellow

08.04.2015

Mrs. Jana Robinson has recently joined the PSSI team as Senior Fellow. Mrs. Robinson is a space security expert, most recently serving as Space Policy Officer at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels. She will manage the Institute’s ... more »

The Call for Application to PSSI's annual NATO Summer School is now open!

05.04.2015

We are pleased to announce that our 11th annual NATO Summer School will be held on 12-17 July in Merin, Czech Republic. This year's Summer School will focus on 'NATO's Challenges: Ukraine and Beyond'. Students currently enrolled in Master’s ... more »

Ambassador Petr Pelz Changes Roles at PSSI

01.04.2015

Ambassador Petr Pelz, Executive Director of PSSI over the past two years, has recently left that position and kindly agreed to remain with the Institute as a Senior Fellow.  In his new capacity, he will be identifying and developing projects in ... more »

PSSIs Ivana Smolenova in Forbes, on Russia's propaganda in CEE

27.03.2015

You can read PSSI's Ivana Smolenova's OpEd in American Forbes on recent increase in pro-russian propaganda activities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Read the whole article here. ... more »

PSSI invites you to the series of lectures on Space Security

19.03.2015

PSSI, in cooperation with the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University and the American Center in Prague, invites you to the series of four lectures on the topic of Space Security that will take place at the American Center in Prague.  1) ... more »

PSSI hosted a discussion with White House Fellows

10.03.2015

On March 10, PSSI hosted a discussion with White House Fellows, a group of young American leaders who have been selected by the White House for a special fellowship program. They had a lively discussion on contemporary global security ... more »

New Space Security Course has begun!

25.02.2015

On Fabruary 19, with the support and co-sponsorship of the Prague Security Studies Institute, new course entitled "Space Security in the 21st Century" began. The course is taught at the Department of the International Relations of the Faculty of Social ... more »

PSSI's Tomas Kulda on Energy Security of Europe

17.02.2015

Join PSSI's Project Manager, Tomáš Kulda, this Tuesday (17th February 2015) who will be among the speakers evaluating the latest trends and possible future scenarios for securing energy to European markets. Hope to see you all there and expect a lively ... more »

Save the date: PSSI’s 11th Summer School

17.02.2015

PSSI is pleased to announce that our 11th annual NATO Summer School will be held on 12-17 July, 2015 in Merin, Czech Republic. This year's Summer School will focus on NATO Security Challenges. As in past years, Summer School is limited to students ... more »

PSSI's Jiri Schneider at Visegrad cooperation in Visegrad Insight

11.02.2015

Toward the end of January, the PMs of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria initiated a new format of trilateral cooperation. Some pundits quickly jumped to premature conclusions declaring the demise of the Visegrad Group. Our Senior Fellow, Jiří ... more »

Intensive Course on Energy Security has just begun

09.02.2015

PSSI's one-week Intensive Educational Course on Energy Security has just begun! During the week, 20 international students will have a chance to learn more about various topics, such as current and future threats for Central Europe, impacts of new technologies ... more »

PSSI Moves Up To 7th Ranking in Central and Eastern Europe In Prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2014 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

26.01.2015

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has improved its global ranking in Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) from 12th to 7th over the past year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the ... more »

Meeting with Anne Applebaum: The eternal periphery – Europe between East and West

08.01.2015

Join PSSI Senior Fellow Jiří Schneider on January 12 at 6 p.m. at the Knihovna Václava Havla, where Mr. Schneider will chair a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Applebaum. The American historian, author and Pulitzer Prize winner will present ... more »

Call for applications to the Energy Security Course Open!

19.12.2014

Are you interested in the field of energy security? Do you want to learn more about the current and future threats for Central Europe? Are you curious about the impact of new technologies and developments on ensuring energy security in the region? Would ... more »

PSSI is looking for two interns

10.12.2014

Chcete získat nové zkušenosti a poznat, jak funguje jeden z předních českých think tanků? Zajímáte se o mezinárodní bezpečnost a politiku? Staňte se součástí teamu PSSI. Vyhlašujeme výběrové řízení na dvě neplacené stáže na ... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova in Forbes Magazine

10.12.2014

In an op-ed article for Forbes Magazine, PSSI Communications and Outreach Manager Ivana Smolenova reminds of Czech President Zeman’s recent appearances to highlight how the current administration has strayed from Havel’s long-standing legacy. On ... more »

PSSI organized a Closed Roundtable on Russian State-owned Enterprises

01.12.2014

On November 26, 2014, PSSI together with Masaryk University’s Centre for Energy Studies organised a closed roundtable on Russian state-owned enterprises’ activities in Central and Eastern Europe. This event was part of our three years cooperation ... more »

PSSI is proud to present new think tank platform IRSEC Hub

04.11.2014

PSSI is proud to officially announce the launch of PSSI’s new project - think tank platform IRSEC Hub. As of today, 20 think tanks from all V4 countries have joined the network and expressed their interest in building a more active community of experts ... more »

PSSI's Latest Update Available

23.10.2014

Are you interested in our activities? PSSI has just released its recent update for autumn 2014. You can find information and links to some of our activities in recent months: Rountable on ISIS, Special Alumni Guest Lecture, IRSEC Hub, Security Sector ... more »

New PSSI's e-learning platform launched

16.10.2014

Are you interested in international relations and security affairs? Would you like to study from the comfort of your sofa? PSSI has gathered a series of lectures and uploaded them to e-learning platform SlidesLive.  You can now watch lectures ... more »

New semester of the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program began yesterday.

02.10.2014

New semester of the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program began yesterday, October 1, 2014. The two-semester RMSSP comprises of serious of lectures and seminars led by distinguished policy practicioners from Czech Republic and abroad. The first lecture ... more »

PSSI's Senior Fellow Jiří Schneider attends the U.S.-Central Europey Strategy Forum 2014 in Washington, D.C.

02.10.2014

PSSI is among institutional partners of CEPA’s U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum, which will be held on October 2 in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference carries the title of ‘Reviving Atlanticism in Central Europe: Perils and Possibilities‘. Our ... more »

PSSI organized its first Alumni Guest Lecture.

17.09.2014

As part of its Alumni Program, PSSI organized first Alumni Guest Lecture in cafe Literarni Kavarna in Prague on September 16, 2014. The lecture and discussion was led by Dr. Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Marine Corps University. ... more »

PSSI's Jiri Schneider at the conference on Czech - U.S. Strategic Relations

12.09.2014

On September 11, PSSI's senior fellow Jiří Schneider attended a conference "Strengthening Czech - U.S. Strategic Relations: A Roadmap for the Future" organized by Cevro Institute in Prague. Mr. Schneider appeared on panel "Between Prague and Washington: ... more »

PSSI Organized a Closed Roundtable with Peshkawt Adham

10.09.2014

On September 10, 2014, PSSI organized a closed roundtable with Mr. Peshkawt Adham. Mr. Adham, an Iraqi Kurd based in Erbil, addressed the future of Iraq and the threat of the IS, largely drawing on his own experience. Mr. Peshkawt Adham was born ... more »

PSSI has organised its 10th NATO Summer School 2014

20.07.2014

For the 10th consecutive year, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) together with NATO Public Diplomacy Division has joined their modest forces to organize Summer School of 2014 entitled - “NATO´S SECURITY CHALLENGES“. The Summer School was ... more »

First week of the Interagency Civilian-Military Training has finished

10.06.2014

The Interagency Civilian-Military Training (ICMT) is a two-week course organized for the third consecutive year by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prague Security Institute (PSSI) and the Vyškov Military Academy. The course is divided in ... more »

PSSI co-organized Awareness-building session on the Hague Code of Conduct in Prague

04.06.2014

PSSI, together with the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), a think-tank based in Paris, coorganized Awareness-building session on the Hague Code of Conduct on June 04 in Prague. This one-day seminar brought together a range of governmental, ... more »

PSSI's Interagency Civilian-Military Training (ICMT) has just started today

02.06.2014

On June 02, 2014, Interagency Civilian-Military Training (ICMT) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs started. ICMT is a two-week course for Czech and foreign civilian experts and those interested in participating in reconstruction ... more »

PSSI's Jiri Schneider commented on EU election for CEPI

30.05.2014

PSSI's Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects Jiri Schneider have commented on recent EU election for CEPI. CEPI asked three regional experts what the election results mean for the EU and Central Europe. The article includes opinions of: Pawel ... more »

Read PSSI's Jiri Schneider's Analyses of Recent European Election.

27.05.2014

You can read PSSI's Jiri Schneider analyses of the recent European Elections for Aktualne.cz In his article, Mr. Schneider brings attention to weakening position of traditional political parties, changing moods of Europeans and the possible future impact ... more »

Succesful Summer School Applicants Will be Notified on Wednesday, May 28

26.05.2014

Due to a high number of applicantions for NATO Summer School 2014, chosen students will be notified via email on Wednesday, May 28. We appologise for inconvenience an thank you for your understanding.... more »

PSSI's Jiri Schneider's policy paper on the U.S - Czech strategic relationship

23.05.2014

You can download and read policy paper The U.S. - Czech Strategic Relationship: A Roadmap for the Future in Security and Defence, written by Jiri Schneider, PSSI's Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects. The paper is part of the Cevro Institute's ... more »

Confirmed Speakers for our 10th NATO Summer School.

14.05.2014

Among confirmed speakers that will attendt the annual PSSI NATO Summer School, held between July 6 - 11 in Merin, Czech Republic, are: Marcin Zaborowski, Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Poland Kenneth R. Weinstein, ... more »

One last week to apply to PSSI's NATO Summer School. Deadline is May 18!

11.05.2014

Students that wish to apply for PSSI's 10th NATO Summer School have the one last week to do so! In order to apply, interested students need to send their CV, filled-out application and essay on selected topic by May 18 (next Sunday)! For more information, ... more »

Listen to an interview with Jiri Schneider on Czech Radio about Czech EU membership

30.04.2014

Ten years ago, Czech Republic joined the EU. What are positive and negative aspects of Czech EU membership? You can listen to an interview with Jiri Schneider, former first deputy minister at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently PSSI's ... more »

PSSI will organise a debate on Presidential Election in Afghanistan

17.04.2014

The Prague Security Studies Institute and the Institiute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences would like to cordially invite you to participate in a debate entitled, Presidential elections in Afghanistan: Analysis of the first round ... more »

Interview with Roger W. Robinson, Jr. on the Growing Crises in Ukraine

15.04.2014

You can now listen to an interview with PSSI's Chairman Roger W. Robinson, Jr. about the growing crises in Ukraine. Mr. Robinson was a host in Glen Meakem Talk Show, where he talked about economic dimension of the crises and offered some insight as to ... more »

PSSI is pleased to announce that Jiri Schneider, former First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the CR, joins PSSI

07.04.2014

The Prague Security Studies Institute is especially pleased to announce the return of a long-time member of the PSSI family, Jiri Schneider, following his distinguished service as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Ambassador ... more »

PSSI formed a partnership with Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute

05.04.2014

In June 2013, PSSI and the Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) formed a partnership to strengthen the respective international security studies Master’s Degree programs of both Charles University, sponsored by PSSI, and the University ... more »

The Call for Application to PSSI's annual NATO Summer School is now open!

03.04.2014

PSSI is pleased to announce that our 10th annual NATO Summer School will be held on 6-11 July in Merin, Czech Republic. This year's Summer School will focus on NATO Security Challenges.   Agenda includes topics such as: NATO in a new Strategic ... more »

Our partner Masaryk university will organise a summer school on energy security

18.03.2014

The Department of International Relations and European Studies of the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic will organize a summer school entitled "The Energy Policy of the EU and its Position in Global Energy Environment," ... more »

PSSI wil co-organize a lecture by Dr. Earl H. Fry on energy security

07.03.2014

PSSI, in cooperation with Masaryk University in Brno and American Center in Prague, will organize a lecutre and discussion entitled Can the United States Become Energy Self-Sufficient? The lecture will be given by Dr. Earl H. Fry, Professor of Political ... more »

PSSI's Washington Andrew K. Davenport on Iran in Forbes Magazine

25.02.2014

PSSI's Washington Andrew K. Davenport made an interesting parallel between recent developments in Ukraine and nuclear deal with Iran. Why should Iranian leadership learn from raised (and later dashed) expectations of frustrated people in Ukraine? And ... more »

PSSI is deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine and hope that our friends and alumni are safe

20.02.2014

Many of our alumni, part of PSSI’s extended family, include Ukrainians that may have been wounded at the Independence Square and throughout the country. PSSI is deeply concerned about the recent developments in Ukraine and hope that our students and ... more »

Deadline for applying to Master in International Security Studies at Charles University in Prague is on April 30!

17.02.2014

Would you like to study Master in International Security Studies in Prague? Deadline for applying to Master in International Security Studies taught in English at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, is on April 30, 2014. The English ... more »

PSSI's one-week intensive educational course on energy security started today

10.02.2014

PSSI'  intensive educational course on energy security started today. In the coming days, 16 students will be listening to lectures given by leading Czech and world experts on topics such as the future of shale gas and nuclear energy, the role of ... more »

Masaryk University has opened call for application to its Master Energy Security Studies Program

02.02.2014

Are you interested in Energy Security? Our partner Masaryk Universtiy in Brno has just opened call for application to the fall semester of its Masters Energy Security Studies Program. FInd out more here.... more »

PSSI Continues To Ascend In Global Think Tank Rankings

23.01.2014

PSSI is pleased to announce that of some 6,800 Think Tanks surveyed worldwide, it has been ranked the #1 Think Tank in the Czech Republic for the third consecutive year and the #8 think tank in Central and Eastern Europe (excluding Russian entities) ... more »

PSSI in 2013: Overview of PSSI’s activities in 2013

22.01.2014

Throughout 2013, PSSI organized a number of distinguished events, roundtables, educational programs and activities. We also cooperated with a various international, as well as Czech partners, such as NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, the Heinrich Böll ... more »

The deadline for applying to our course on energy security has been extended.

09.01.2014

The deadline for applying to our one-week course on Energy Security that will take place in Prague in February 2014 has been extended to January 17. Furthermore, the fee of 1500 CZK has been cancelled as well! Find out more about the application process ... more »

Call for application for Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program in 2014 is now open!

09.12.2013

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC SECURITY AFFAIRS? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Call for applications for PSSI´s intensive educational course on energy security now open

02.12.2013

Are you interested in the field of energy security? Do you want to learn about the future of nuclear energy? Are you curious about the impact of new technologies and developments on nuclear energy? Would you like to understand energy in the Middle East? ... more »

Conference on Afghanistan after 2014 has just started

27.11.2013

An international conference entitled “Afghanistan After 2014 – The Afghan Perspective and NATO’s Legacy” just started. The two-day event is organized by PSSI, with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign ... more »

PSSI Washington organized a conference on space security in Tokyo

07.11.2013

PSSI Washington, in cooperation with George Washington University´s Space Policy Institute, la Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, and the Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, organized a one and a half day ... more »

The deadline for the Master Energy Security Studies program organized by Masaryk University in Brno is approaching

03.11.2013

Students interested in studying the Master Energy Security Studies program organized by Masaryk University in Brno have the last month for sending their applications. Deadline is on November 30. For more information about the new program and application ... more »

Prague Security Studies Institute in Forbes, American business magazine

24.10.2013

Forbes, the American business magazine, described PSSI as a "notable exception" among non US-based think tanks focusing on the intersection between security issues and democracy. Read the whole article written by Alejandro Chafuen about the importance ... more »

PSSI`s Lenka Filípková on Turkey`s Syria policy

17.10.2013

PSSI`s Project Coordinator Lenka Filípková writes on Turkey`s Syria policy for the website of Czech television. To read the article, please click here.... more »

On September 25, 2013, PSSI organized a conference entitled "The Middle East Peace Process: Old Solutions, New Solutions, or No Solutions?"

04.10.2013

On September 25, 2013, PSSI, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation, organized an international conference entitled "The Middle East Peace Process: Old Solutions, New Solutions, or No Solutions?". The conference was held on the premises ... more »

New Semester of Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program has just began

03.10.2013

On October 2, 2013, new semester of two-semester Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program began. Sixteen students from Czech Republic and Slovakia started their second semester with presentation of their policy briefing, one of prerequisites for concluding ... more »

On September 18, 2013, PSSI organized expert roundtable on Security Sector Reform in Libya

26.09.2013

On September 18, 2013, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, organized an “Expert Roundtable on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Libya”. The roundtable was part of ... more »

PSSI and Forum 2000 Foundation are organizing a panel discussion “From Oppressors to Guardians? Role of the Security Apparatus in Countries Affected by the Arab Spring,” as part of the 17th annual Forum 2000 Conference

04.09.2013

On September 17, 2013, the Prague Security Studies Institute and Forum 2000 Foundation are organizing a panel discussion “From Oppressors to Guardians? Role of the Security Apparatus in Countries Affected by the Arab Spring,” as part of the 17th ... more »

Masaryk University in Brno is accepting applications to its Master's Program in Energy Security Studies

02.09.2013

Our partner, Masaryk University in Brno, is now accepting applications to its new Master's Program in Energy Security Studies for the spring semester. For more information, please click here.... more »

PSSI Washington Board Member Andrew Davenport's article on The Empty Threat of Iran Sanctions

20.08.2013

PSSI Washington Board Member Andrew Davenport's recent op-ed in US News and World Report sheds light on the unfortunate reality that most U.S. sanctions against Iran go unenforced.  To read the article, click here.... more »

Special report by PSSI Chairman and Co-founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr.: Standing on guard post-Nexen: Chinese state-owned enterprises and national security in Canada

19.08.2013

In a special report prepared for Canada's Macdonald-Laurier Institute, PSSI Chairman and Co-founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr. posits that, following China National Offshore Oil Corporation's $15 billion acquisition of Canada's Nexen, the country’s ... more »

Conference on Sahel’s security challenges

19.07.2013

On June 17, 2013, the Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the French Embassy and the Sub-Saharan Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the conference, “Sahel: Security Challenges”. The opening panel featured ... more »

PSSI Annual Summer School 2013 has just finished

13.07.2013

PSSI 9th annual Summer School entitled "NATO' s Security Challenges" has just finished. As each year, it was a week full of lectures, informal conversations with distinguished Czech and international speakers and leisure time activities. For the first ... more »

PSSI Annual Summer School 2013 started today

08.07.2013

PSSI Summer School entitled "NATO' s Security Challenges" started today in Merin, Czech Republic. Among the speakers on the first day were Roger W. Robinson, Jr., PSSI's Co-founer and Chairman; Jan Havranek, Director of the Policy Planning at the Czech ... more »

PSSI's Lenka Filipkova on recent developments in Turkey

26.06.2013

Lenka Filípková, PSSI`s Project Coordinator, comments on the recent protests in Turkey for the Czech Radio. To listen to the interview, please click here. ... more »

PSSI Summer School 2013 Update

07.06.2013

 This year, students from 32 countries applied for our NATO Summer School. PSSI is very grateful for your interest! We will inform selected applicants on Monday, June 10.... more »

PSSI recommends Masaryk University's summer school on energy security

21.05.2013

The summer school entitled "Atlantic and Continental Approaches to Energy Security "  will take place on August 3-10 in Telč, Czech Republic and its main aim is a comparison of selected energy security related questions from perspectives of ... more »

Apply for PSSI's 9th NATO Summer School

02.05.2013

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division will be held on July 9-12, 2013 in Měřín, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course for students ... more »

Roundtable on Syria with Jonathan Spyer

02.04.2013

On March 26 2013, PSSI hosted Jonathan Spyer, a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel, author and journalist specializing in the areas of Israel, Lebanon, Syria and broader issues of regional ... more »

The 9th PSSI Summer School to be held on July 7-12

29.03.2013

PSSI is pleased to announce our 9th annual NATO Summer School will be held 7-12 July in Telc, Czech Republic.  This year's Summer School will focus on NATO after Afghanistan, providing an in-depth examination into the emerging security challenges ... more »

Roundtable on nuclear energy

26.03.2013

On March 11th, PSSI hosted Scott Peterson, Vice President, Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think-tank.  Mr. Peterson's lecture highlighted the benefits of nuclear energy, particularly in terms of high volume electricity production without ... more »

Petr Pelz appointed Executive Director of PSSI

05.02.2013

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is very pleased to announce that Ambassador Petr Pelz accepted the position of Executive Director of PSSI and commenced his responsibilities effective February 1, 2013. As Executive Director, Mr. Pelz will ... more »

Deadline for Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program 2013 extended

29.01.2013

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Roundtable on Syria and Lebanon

02.01.2013

On December 14, PSSI organized a round-table with Mr. Amir Weissbrod, Director at the Center for Political Research, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a prominent expert on Syria and Lebanon.  Mr. Weissbrod’s remarks focused on the key military ... more »

Apply for our new educational program on energy security

02.01.2013

Are you interested in the field of energy security?  Do you want to understand crisis management related to energy infrastructure? Do you want to know what drives the energy policies of Central European governments and industry? Are you curious ... more »

PSSI's Acting Executive Director Roger W. Robinson, Jr. on Chinese state-owned enterprise investment in Canada

21.11.2012

PSSI's Roger W. Robinson, Jr. appeared on the Dave Rutherford radio show (Canda) to discuss the economic and national security costs and benefits of CNOOC’s offer to buy oil and gas producer Nexen. To listed to the interview, please click here. ... more »

PSSI's Alumnus Jan Kuzvart on Qatari foreign policy

21.11.2012

In his blog post, PSSI’s RMSSP Alumnus Jan Kužvart writes why West should exercise care when cooperating with Qatar over Syria.... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smoleňová on China, trade and the Dalai Lama

21.11.2012

In her blog post, PSSI's Project Coordinator Ivana Smolenova analyses how international trade with China influences behaviour of developed western countries.... more »

The Prague Security Studies Institute and Masaryk University in Brno (MUNI) are pleased to announce a three-year joint educational initiative on energy security

06.11.2012

The Prague Security Studies Institute and Masaryk University in Brno (MUNI) are pleased to announce a three-year joint educational initiative on energy security. This new partnership aims to offer talented and qualified Czech and regional students with ... more »

PSSI organizing a presidential debate on foreign policy with the leading Czech candidates

30.10.2012

The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, is pleased to announce the organization of a presidential debate on foreign policy with the leading Czech candidates. In January, Czechs will ... more »

The Coming China Nexus of the Global Markets and U.S. Security Community

29.10.2012

PSSI's Co-Founder and Acting Executive Director Roger W. Robinson, Jr. , authored a study in April 2012, entitled “The Coming China Nexus of the Global Markets and U.S. Security Community.” He received invaluable assistance in preparing this ... more »

Master's Degree Program in International Security Studies at Charles University welcomes its first students

29.10.2012

PSSI takes great pleasure in announcing the inauguration of an, English-language Master's Degree in International Security Studies at Charles University.  This two-year graduate degree program, which is fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of ... more »

PSSI's analysis: The Implications of Gazprom's Demise

15.10.2012

PSSI has published a brief analysis of the security implications of the EC's anti-trust investigation launched against the Russian energy giant, Gazprom.  Having been treated for years as a political slush fund and foreign policy tool/weapon, Gazprom ... more »

Andrew Davenport's article on U.S. sanctions policy toward Iran in the Washington Post

09.10.2012

In his article, PSSI Washington Board Member, Andrew Davenport, identifies critical shortcomings in the enforcement of sanctions to date by the U.S. Government. To read the article, please click here.... more »

PSSI Alumni attended Washington Policy and Analysis’ 2012 Summer Fellowship Program

08.10.2012

PSSI Summer School Alumni Jakub Hlavka and James Wilkes participated in Washington Policy and Analysis’ 2012 Summer Fellowship Program. Their fellowship included several weeks in Washington D.C. where among other activities, they met with high-level ... more »

PSSI co-organized Interagency Civilian-Military Training

13.09.2012

In June 2012, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) and Vyškov Military Academy organized a two-week training seminar for Czech civilian experts and those interested in participating in Czech reconstruction ... more »

New PSSI report: Advancing Space Security through the U.S.-Europe-Japan Partnership

31.08.2012

This PSSI report, entitled, "Advancing Space Security through the U.S.-Europe-Japan Partnership," explores the potential security benefits of a more cohesive set of relationships among key allies in the area of space security.  It places a special ... more »

Online interview with PSSI's Irena Kalhousova

21.08.2012

On August 22, Irena Kalhousova, PSSI's chief analyst, will talk in an online interview, about the current situation in Syria. To join the debate, please click here. #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; ... more »

Irena Kalhousova's articles on the Middle East

30.07.2012

Irena Kalhousova's latest article for the Czech daily Hospodarske noviny about how the terrorist attack in Burgas may contribute to the further deterioration of the relations between Israel and Iran. In her second article for Natoakutal, she analyzes ... more »

PSSI Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

26.06.2012

On Friday June 22nd, the Prague Security Studies Institute gathered its staff, alumni, supporters, and friends to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.  While the event marked 10 years of excellence as the leading foreign and security policy ... more »

PSSI's Annual Report 2011 Available

18.06.2012

The annual report includes an overview of all activities undertaken by PSSI in 2011. To read the report, please click here.... more »

Messrs. Jiří Schneider and Petr Kolář join PSSI’s International Advisory Board

05.06.2012

PSSI is honored to welcome Jiří Schneider and Petr Kolář to its International Advisory Board. Jiří Schneider is the First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2005-2010, Mr. Schneider served as Program Director ... more »

PSSI recommends Masaryk university's summer school on energy security

25.05.2012

The aim of this summer school is a comparison of selected energy security related questions from perspectives of the U.S. as well as of European Union states. The summer school will focus on topics related to the electric utility sector, such as the ... more »

PSSI hosts NATO expert

23.05.2012

 On May 15, PSSI organized in co-operation with the American Centre in Prague a roundtable with Mr. Stanley Sloan, Founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative, a Visiting Scholar at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury ... more »

The 8th PSSI Summer School to be held on July 8-13

18.05.2012

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division will be held on July 8-13, 2012 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course for students ... more »

Public debate on Iran

14.05.2012

PSSI, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Prague and Heinrich Böll Foundation, invites you to a discussion at the American Center. The topic of the Oxford style debate will be: This House Believes that Diplomacy Can Stop Iran from ... more »

International Conference: „Gulf Region: Changing the Status Quo?“

14.05.2012

On May 22, 2012, Prague Security Studies Institute organizes a conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference will discuss how the Arab uprisings influenced the Gulf region and which role Iran plays in the region. To learn more about the ... more »

Petr Lang appointed Program Director of PSSI

02.05.2012

On April 30, 2012, Petr Lang was appointed to the position of Program Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI). Mr. Lang had been working as PSSI’s Program Coordinator since 2006. He has been involved in coordination, planning ... more »

PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumes the position of Acting Executive Director of PSSI

30.04.2012

Recently, PSSI’s Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., assumed the position of Acting Executive Director of the Institute. Like our late Co-Founder and Executive Director, Olda Černý, Mr. Robinson comes to this post with a background as a senior security ... more »

PSSI organized two roundtables on the Middle East

23.04.2012

On March 28, 2012 the Prague Security Studies Institute organized a roundtable debate with professor Hillel Frisch, who teaches at the Departments of Political Studies and Middle East Studies in Bar-Ilan University, Israel and is a Senior Researcher ... more »

New Master’s Degree Program in International Security Studies at Charles University

19.04.2012

We are delighted to notify you that the Master’s Degree Program in International Security Studies (MISS) at the prestigious Charles University is now accredited for an English language curriculum that will commence this fall.  The deadline for ... more »

Update: PSSI's 8th Annual NATO Summer School

18.04.2012

PSSI's 8th Annual NATO Summer School will tentatively announce its call for applications the first week of May.  This year's program will focus predominantly on Russia, with topics such as Russia's domestic and foreign policy, Russia/NATO relations ... more »

In memory of Olda Cerny (1946-2012)

02.04.2012

Dear Friends, It has been truly difficult for each of us to cope with the profound sadness of the passing this weekend of our friend and leader, Oldřich Černý. Olda, as his friends and colleagues knew him, had an inviting smile, infectious energy, ... more »

Roundtable on recent political developments in Egypt

28.03.2012

On March 12, 2012 The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Foundation, organized a round table with Noha Ali Atef, an Egyptian research assistant and PhD candidate at Birmingham City University. ... more »

Irena Kalhousova's article on Obama-Netanyahu meeting on Iran

07.03.2012

PSSI's  Chief Analyst Irena Kalhousová analyzes in Hospodářské noviny the importance of a meeting between US president Obama and Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, who are going to discuss a possible military attack against the nuclear facility ... more »

PSSI establishes partnership with Security Jam 2012

02.03.2012

PSSI is an official think-tank partner of Security Jam 2012. From March 19-23, Security Jam will provide an online discussion forum, allowing anyone interested in security and defense issues to interact with policymakers, scholars and leading experts ... more »

Stephen Christensen's blog post on Mitt Romney

08.02.2012

In his post, PSSI's Stephen Christensen investigates how the Czecs view a GOP presidential candidate. ... more »

International Conference: Ensuring Energy Security in Europe: The Need for a Multifaceted Approach

03.02.2012

On the 20th of February 2012, Prague Security Studies Institute and  the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Embassy of France in the Czech Republic, will organize ... more »

PSSI's Irena Kalhousová writes for Hospodarske noviny

27.01.2012

PSSI's  Chief Analyst Irena Kalhousová analyzes in Hospodářské noviny security implications if Iran goes nuclear. To read the article, please click here. ... more »

PSSI's Stephen Christensen speaks to Czech media

25.01.2012

PSSI Resident Fellow Stephen Christensen speaks to iDNES about US Republican foreign policy and the 2012 presidential elections.  Click here for the interview. He also gave an interview to the Czech TV about Czech intentions to expand the Pardubice ... more »

PSSI ranked among world's best think tanks

19.01.2012

PSSI is pleased to announce it has been ranked the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic and #8 think tank in Central and Eastern Europe by the Think Tank and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. To all of our friends and supporters, ... more »

International Conference: Islam and Democracy

17.01.2012

The conference that will be held on January 26, 2012 in Prague is organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute in cooperation with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of France and the Embassy of the United States ... more »

Václav Havel passed away

19.12.2011

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a member of PSSI's International Advisory Board, President Václav Havel.  We promise to cherish and safeguard his legacy.... more »

Admiral Dennis C. Blair joins PSSI’s International Advisory Board

16.12.2011

 PSSI is honored to welcome Admiral Dennis C. Blair to its International Advisory Board. Admiral Blair served as the US Government’s Director of National Intelligence from January 2009 to May 2010, where he led sixteen national intelligence agencies, ... more »

Henry Plater-Zyberk joins PSSI as Senior Research Fellow

16.12.2011

PSSI is honored to welcome Henry Plater-Zyberk to its team. After graduating from the University of London, Mr Plater-Zyberk joined the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom as a senior lecturer/analyst. During his career with the MoD, Mr. Plater-Zyberk ... more »

Application process for RMSSP 2012 launched

16.12.2011

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Blog post on Norman Eisen's reconfirmation

13.12.2011

 In his post, PSSI's Stephen Christensen recounts Norman Eisen's return as US Ambassador to Prague.... more »

Stephen Christensen on the geopolitics of Ukraine's free trade choices

30.11.2011

PSSI's Stephen Christensen weighs in on Ukraine's consideration of competing free trade agreements from the European Union and Russia. To read the article, pelase click here. ... more »

Blog post on the EU's Environmental Strategy

10.11.2011

 In his blogpost, PSSI's Petr Lang writes about EU's decarbonisation roadmap in the age of the debt crisis. ... more »

Stephen Christensen's Analysis of GOP Foreign Policy

09.11.2011

PSSI's Stephen Christensen profiles the foreign policy positions of the leading US Republican Presidential candidates for Hospodarske noviny. To read the article in full, please click here. ... more »

Two Roundtables on the Middle East with Professor Uzi Arad

03.11.2011

On October 6-7, 2011, PSSI had the unique opportunity to host Professor Uzi Arad, former Foreign Policy Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During the first round-table, Prof. Arad spoke about the factors which determine Israeli ... more »

Special Newsletter about "Ronald Reagan: Inspired Freedom" Conference Is Available

01.11.2011

In the special issue of PSSI's newsletter, you can find executive summary of the international conference "Ronald Reagan: Inspired Freedom" , which took place in Prague on June 30-July 1, 2011. ... more »

Special Newsletter about Space Security Conference Is Available

20.10.2011

In the special issue of PSSI's newsletter, you can find information about the international conference "Space Security through the Transatlantic Partnership", which took place in Prague on June 12-14, 2011. The newsletter includes the executive summary ... more »

Roundtable on Arab Spring

29.09.2011

PSSI organized a roundtable discussion with Professor Barry Rubin, Director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center. The topic of his speech was How the Arab spring of 2011 is translating into a new regional line-up and ... more »

Report from the Conference "Space Security through the Transatlantic Partnership" Available

26.08.2011

We are glad to present a summary of the conference "Space Security through the Transatlantic Partnership" that took place in Prague on June 12-14, 2011. To learn more about the event, please click here.... more »

Video Recordings of the Conference "Ronald Reagan:Inspired Freedom" Available

11.08.2011

Video recordings of the international conference "Ronald Reagan: Inspired Freedom" that took place in Prague on June 30-July 2011, can be found here.... more »

Nancy Reagan’s Letter to PSSI

03.08.2011

In her letter, Nancy Reagan, wife of the former President of the USA Ronald Reagan,  expressed gratitude for the PSSI’s role in organization of the international conference “Ronald Reagan:Inspired Freedom” that took place in Prague on June ... more »

Stephen Christensen's Essay on Czech-US Relations in Hospodarske noviny

26.07.2011

PSSI's Stephen Christensen was featured as a guest writer for Hospodarske noviny.  The essay presents his opinions on the future of US-Czech relations post-missile defense.  To learn more, click here. ... more »

New Publication on Energy Security

21.07.2011

PSSI's Jakub Jaroš co-authored a publication on energy security of the V4 countries. To learn more about the publication, please click here. ... more »

International Conference: Ronald Reagan-Inspired Freedom

20.06.2011

Prague Security Studies Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will be holding an international conference entitled “Ronald Reagan: Inspired Freedom” that will take place on June 30-July 1, 2011 in Prague.  The conference is ... more »

The 7th PSSI Summer School to be held on July 10-15

13.05.2011

Information about PSSI's NATO Summer School

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division  will be held on July 10-15, 2011 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course for students ... more »

International Conference: Space Security through the Transatlantic Partnership

12.04.2011

The conference, co-organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), will be convened on June 12-14, 2011 in Prague.

Space security is rapidly emerging as a crucial dimension of overall global space and security policy. The transatlantic dialogue on space security is already underway but needs significant bolstering. Accordingly, PSSI and ESPI properly identified the ... more »

U.S. Ambassador Norman L. Eisen Debates Energy Security at Charles University

18.03.2011

PSSI, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, organized a debate on energy and energy security with the new U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman L. Eisen.

On March 15, 2011, Mr. Eisen came to the Faculty of Social Scineces to speak to an audience of over 80 students, young professionals from business, government and academia, NGO representatives and journalists. The U.S. Ambassador spoke about global energy ... more »

The Role of Nuclear Deterrence in European and Global Security

02.03.2011

On February 21, 2011 PSSI co-organized two lectures by Dr. Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow from the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris

The first lecture by Dr. Tertrais, organized in co-operation with the French Embassy in Prague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, was attended by more than 40 participants, including officials from the Czech Ministries of Foreign ... more »

New Challenges in the Middle East

02.03.2011

On February 23, 2011 PSSI organized a roundtable with Dr. Shmuel Bar

PSSI had an opportunity to host Dr. Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel and one of the organizers of the annual "Herzliya Conference". Dr. Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli ... more »

Outcomes of the Working Group on V4 Energy Security

02.03.2011

The PSSI-hosted expert meeting of the Working Group on V4 Energy Security adopts its recommendations and a background document for the governments of Visegrad countries.

On January 25, 2011, the Working Group on V4 Energy Security convened at PSSI to debate the objectives and possibilities of regional energy cooperation of the V4 countries. The group is part of a larger initiative called the “V4 Think Tank Platform” ... more »

Application Process for RMSSP 2011 Launched

10.12.2010

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Analysis of Energy Security of V4 Countries

19.08.2010

PSSI's Scholars Andrej Nosko and Jakub Jaros co-authored a policy paper on energy security of Visegrad countries

The objective of the analysis, which is part of the Visegrad Security Cooperation Initiative is to identify shared challenges of Visegrad 4 countries, their common interests, and to propose concrete solutions and paths for the governments to enhance ... more »

PSSI's Program Director Becomes First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

02.08.2010

On August 1, 2010 PSSI's Program Director Jiří Schneider left PSSI to serve as the First Deputy Minister at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Jiri Schneider has been with PSSI since 2005. PSSI would like to congratulate Jiri on his appointment ... more »

Lessons from Prague: How the Czech Republic Has Enhanced Its Energy Security

28.07.2010

Article in Journal on Energy Security by Andrej Nosko and Petr Lang

In their article , Andrej Nosko, PSSI's Alumnus and Researcher on energy security at the Central European University  in Hungary, and Petr Lang, PSSI's Program Coordinator, analyze the steps taken by the Czech governments and companies to ... more »

Lessons from Prague: How the Czech Republic Has Enhanced Its Energy Security

27.07.2010

Article in Journal on Energy Security by Andrej Nosko and Petr Lang

The article by Andrej Nosko, Researcher on energy security at the Central European University in Hungary and PSSI's Alumnus, and Petr Lang, PSSI's Program Coordinator analyzes  the steps taken by the Czech governments and companies towards ... more »

PSSI´s Annual Report is Available

13.06.2010

PSSI  just published its 2009 Annual Report. The Report includes information about all activities undertaken by PSSI  in the last year: Security Scholars Program, Outreach Program, Summer School and much more.  To learn more, please download ... more »

US-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Security

12.06.2010

International conference on energy security to be held in Prague on June 16-18, 2010

Prague Security Studies Institute, the Atlantic Council of the United States , and the Clingendael International Energy Program at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations will be holding a dialogue of government, industry and non-governmental ... more »

The Sixth PSSI´s Summer School to be held on July 11-16, 2010

17.05.2010

Information about PSSI's NATO Summer School

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division  will be held on July 11-16, 2010 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course for ... more »

Did the Czech Republic Manage the Negotiations on the BMD in 2006-2009?

26.02.2010

The  analysis by Ivan Gabal, GAC; Oldřich Černý, PSSI and Jiří Schneider, PSSI  evaluates the Czech Republic's role in negotiations on the European site of missile defense from 2006-2009. The authors examine the role of ... more »

PSSI Ranked 18th among 30 Leading Central and Eastern European Think-Tanks

23.02.2010

The 2009 Global Rankings of Think Tanks rankings are based on a global survey of hundreds of scholars and experts conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The index, which is compiled  by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, evaluated a total of 6305 think tanks worldwide. Close to 400 organizations were nominated and ranked by a global panel of 300 experts. ... more »

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, ... more »

“NATO Strategic Concept: Response to Our Concerns?”

29.01.2010

Event Summary

On January 12, 2010, the Prague Security Studies Institute opened the season with an international conference on the future NATO Strategic Concept. The event, co-hosted by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by NATO Public Diplomacy ... more »

“NATO Strategic Concept: Response to Our Concerns?”

27.01.2010

January 12, 2010 - Event Summary

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“NATO Strategic Concept: Response to Our Concerns?”

27.01.2010

January 12, 2010 - Event Summary

The document highlights some of the opinions voiced during the recent conference on the future NATO Strategic Concept. Selected media coverage appends this summary, along with a selection of readings on the new Strategic Concept. Further press coverage ... more »

Provincial Reconstruction Teams – What´s Next? Challenges of Reconstruction in Afghanistan

17.01.2010

PSSI co-organizes an international conference on the role of PRTs in Afghanistan.

Conference Website The goals of the conference, which will take place in Prague on January 25-27, 2009,  are to contribute to a coherent PRT reconstruction strategy in Afghanistan based on a candid assessment of their operations to date, and ... more »

Application Process for RMSSP 2010 Launched

21.12.2009

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Promoting Common Transatlantic Rules

21.12.2009

Interview with PSSI's Program Director Jiří Schneider in Hospodarske noviny

In an interview by Hospodarske noviny (in Czech) PSSI Program Director Jiří Schneider endorsed an idea of common transatlantic rules - acquis atlantique - recommended in a joint report "Shoulder to Shoulder" published recently by European ... more »

Policy Brief on the Czech Energy Security

20.12.2009

The policy brief entitled "Jak posílit energetickou bezpečnost ČR" by PSSI´s Program Director Jiří Schneider and PSSI´s Program Coordinator Petr Lang is based on the results of two opinion surveys conducted by the ... more »

Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic U.S.-EU Partnership

19.12.2009

The report is a follow-up to the international conference “Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership” held in Prague on June 11, 2009.This study seeks to generate new ideas and thinking about the roles of the United States and the European Union ... more »

Second Opinion Survey on the Czech Energy Security

17.12.2009

PSSI together with the Czech polling company Factum Invenio presented the results of the second opinion survey "Energy Security of the Czech Republic"

Th second opinion survey was conducted in October in 2009 and focused on the opinions of the Czech general public and businessmen on energy security, relations with Russia etc.  To view the presentation in full, please click here (Czech version ... more »

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 ... more »

International Conference on Clean Coal and Smart Grids

20.10.2009

The conference entitled “Clean Coal, Smart Grids: Possible Czech Contribution to the EU’s Energy Security” will take place on November 5, 2009 at CERGE-EI in Prague.

The conference “Clean Coal, Smart Grids: Possible Czech Contribution to the EU’s Energy Security” will explore the political, security, environmental and economic dimensions of the clean coal and smart grids ... more »

Energy Security and National Energy Strategy/Energetická bezpečnost a Státní energetická koncepce

01.10.2009

Policy Paper by Petr Lang, Andrej Nosko and Jiří Schneider

A policy paper by PSSI ´s Petr Lang, Andrej Nosko and Jiří Schneider is based on analysis and critical evaluation of three strategic documents: the Final Report of the Independent Energy Commission, the Peer Review ... more »

PSSI’s Jana Kosarkova Attended 2009 Space Studies Program at NASA’s Ames Research Center

08.09.2009

Jana Kosarkova, PSSI’s Development Director, was awarded a scholarship to participate in the 2009 Space Studies Program (SSP09) of the International Space University.

Jana Kosarkova, PSSI’s Development Director, was awarded a scholarship to participate in the 2009 Space Studies Program (SSP09) of the International Space University, an intensive nine-week course for postgraduate students and young professionals ... more »

PSSI´s Annual Report is Available

25.08.2009

PSSI  just published its 2008 Annual Report. The Report includes information about all activities undertaken by PSSI  in the last year: Security Scholars Program, Asia-Pacific Security Conference, Summer School and much more.  To learn ... more »

International Conference "Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership"

24.08.2009

PSSI co-organized a conference on the EU-US relations

On June 11, 2009 PSSI in cooperation with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the John Hopkins University, Centre for European Policy Studies, Real Instituto Elcano, the Atlantic Council of the United States and The Swedish ... more »

Policy Brief on the Czech Energy Security

07.05.2009

The policy brief entitled "Jak posílit energetickou bezpečnost ČR" by PSSI´s Program Director Jiří Schneider and PSSI´s Program Coordinator Petr Lang is based on the results of the opinion survey conducted by the ... more »

Policy Paper on the EU´s Energy Security

06.05.2009

PSSI´s Program Director Jiri Schneider co-authored a policy brief entitled "A Quest for a Coherent Energy Policy for the EU: Future Steps"... more »

The Fifth PSSI Summer School to be held on July 12-17, 2009

04.05.2009

Information about PSSI's NATO Summer School

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division  will be held on July 12-17, 2009 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course for ... more »

Opinion Survey on the Czech Energy Security

31.03.2009

PSSI together with Czech polling company Factum Invenio presented the results of the opinion survey "Energy Security of the Czech Republic after the January gas crisis"

According to the results of the opinion survey, the majority of the Czech population and companies is not in favour of  the Czech Republic´s increasing its dependancy on the imported natural gas and perceives Russia and Ukraine as unreliable partners. ... more »

PSSI in Media

16.01.2009

PSSI´s Program Director Jiří Schneider commented on the situation in Gaza and the Ukraine-Russia gas dispute

To see the interview on the gas crisis in Repekt, please click here . The interview on Gaza on iDnes can be found here . Both articles are in Czech. ... more »

Application Process for RMSSP 2009 Launched

18.12.2008

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Conference on "Theory and Practice of Postconflict Reconstruction"

24.11.2008

On November 22, 2008, Metropolitan University in Prague in cooperation with PSSI organized a conference on peacebuilding and peacekeeping.

The conference was one of the first events on this topic held in the Czech Republic and was focused on the Czech theoretical and practical contribution to  various peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations around the world. Among the speakers ... more »

Videorecordings and Presentations from the Asia-Pacific Conference Are Available

29.10.2008

The videorecordings of the international conference entitled "Asia-Pacific Security Challenges" held on Spetmber 7-9, 2008 can be found here. The speaker´s remarks and presentations are available here.... more »

Roundtable on Jihadist Movements in Europe

01.10.2008

PSSI co-organized an informal discussion with Dr. Walid Phares

On Septmeber 16, 2008 PSSI organized in cooperation with the European Foundation for Democracy in Brussels an informal roundtable entitled “Jihadist Strategies against Europe: background, projections and options”. Our guest speaker ... more »

US Congressional Delegation at PSSI

05.08.2008

PSSI Co-Organized an Informal Discussion on Czech-US Relations

On July 29, 2008, PSSI hosted a congressional delegation of three members of the US House of Representatives -- Co-Chair of the Task Force on Terrorism and Proliferation Financing, Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), Ranking Member of the Energy & Environment ... more »

PSSI Annual Report 2007 Is Available

30.06.2008

PSSI  just published its 2007 Annual Report. The Report includes information about all activities undertaken by PSSI  in the last year: Security Scholars Program, Democracy and Security Conference, Security Reform Module and much more.  ... more »

U.S. Energy Department Roundtable on Energy Security

17.06.2008

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 ... more »

Invitation to the seminars in Brussels and Paris

23.05.2008

PSSI will co-organize two seminars on the European Neighbourhood Policy

We would like to invite you to a discussion entitled “The Eastern and Southern Dimensions of the European Neighborhood Policy” which will take place on Tuesday, June 3, at 5pm. This event aims at addressing the supposed cleavage between ... more »

Policy Paper: Doporučení pro vládu České republiky při zasedání Evropského jaderného fóra

21.05.2008

On the occasion of the second meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum, which will take place on May 22-23, 2008 in Prague, PSSI publishes the policy paper written by PSSI Alumni Kateřina Klevarová, Alena Falathová and Vendula Peisertová. ... more »

Discussion with Professor Robert Pfaltzgraff

07.05.2008

A renowned expert on foreign policy took part in the informal discussion at PSSI

On May 6, 2008, PSSI hosted an informal discussion with the President of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Member of PSSI's International Advisory Board Professor Robert ... more »

International Conference: Asia-Pacific Security Challenges

28.04.2008

The fourth PSSI's annual conference entitled “Asia-Pacific Security Challenges: Implications for Europe and the Atlantic Alliance.” will take place on September 7–9, 2008 in Prague.

Given the growing importance of East Asia to European policy deliberations as well as those of the Atlantic Alliance, PSSI Prague and Washington judged it appropriate to bring together high-level current and former policy makers, NGO representatives, ... more »

The Fourth PSSI Summer School to be held in June/July 2008

07.04.2008

Information about PSSI's NATO Summer School

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division  will be held from June 30 to July 4, 2008 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course ... more »

First James Q. Whitaker Lecture at Charles University

04.04.2008

The lecture given by Andor Sandor on March 26, 2008 commenced the new joint project between PSSI and Security Studies MA Program at Faculty of Social Sciences

On March 26, 2008 Former Head of Czech Military Intelligence Andor Sandor delivered a two-hour lecture on concepts, terms and structures of intelligence services. He covered a broad array of issues, including combating international terrorism, the ... more »

Jiri Schneider Commented on Energy Security of Central European Countries

03.03.2008

PSSI Program Director Jiri Schneider analyzed the crucial challenges related to the security and stability of energy supplies faced by Central European countries

In the article published at Natoaktual.cz website, Jiri Schneider explores various aspects of energy security, especially the consumers perception and the roles played by the state and private companies. Furthermore, he urges for the adoption of the ... more »

New ENP Project Joint Policy Brief

10.02.2008

The new joint policy brief "The Impact of the Enlarged Schengen Zone on the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy" aims to analyze the various aspects of the enlargement of the Schengen Zone and assess the possible implications for ENP.... more »

William F. Martin Named Project Coordinator in IAEA

05.02.2008

PSSI Board member, William F. Martin, has been named Project Coordinator of the 20/20 project of the International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Director General Elbaradei announced Martin's appointment to member states on January 20, 2008.  The purpose of the 20/20 project is to evaluate the global energy and non-proliferation environment of the future and identify recommendations ... more »

PSSI Organized Seminar on BMD

05.02.2008

Seminar entitled "Ballistic Missile Defense: Security Guarantees for the Czech Republic" took place on January 29, 2008 in Lichtenstejnsky Palace.

On January 29, PSSI in cooperation with the Office of the Government of Czech Republic hosted a seminar entitled 'Ballistic Missile Defense: Security Guarantees for the Czech Republic' with Brig-Gen Patrick J. O’Reilly, Deputy Director ... more »

Roundtable on Energy Security

23.01.2008

PSSI organized a roundtable "Economic Assessment of Energy Security".

On January 17, 2008, PSSI in cooperation with CERGE-EI hosted a roundtable "Economic Assessment of Energy Security".  Dr Lubomir Lizal, Director of CERGE, presented a research study about economic models and methods of impact assessment ... more »

Application Process for RMSSP 2008 Launched

17.12.2007

PSSI is inviting new students to The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

Oldrich Cerny Represented PSSI at the Workshop in Geneva

14.12.2007

PSSI Executive Director delivered a speech and moderated several panels at the workshop for members of parliament and government officials from Montenegro.

The workshop entitled “Issues and Challenges of Intelligence Accountability in Democratic Societies” for Members of Parliament and Government Officials from Montenegro took place in Geneva on December 10-12, 2008 and was organized by the ... more »

Roundtable on the EU Neighbourhood Policy

29.11.2007

The roundtable entitled "Economic Interests and the EU Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the Czech EU Presidency? will take place on December 6, 2008 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This event is organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) under the auspices of Hon. Alexandr Vondra, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, in cooperation with the European Affairs Information Department of the Office of the Government ... more »

New ENP Project Factsheet

28.11.2007

In this factsheet, you will find the updated information about our project Strengtening Central European Contribution to the Eastern Dimension of EU's CFSP. To learn more about the project, please click here .... more »

International Conference: Communication in the Age of Terrorism

21.11.2007

PSSI Executive Dirctor Oldrich Cerny and PSSI Program Director Jiri Schneider moderated several panels at the international conference.

 From 31 October to 2 November, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), in cooperation with the Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy and Culture (PIDEC), organized an international conference  on Communication in the Age of Terrorism. ... more »

Oldrich Cerny and Jiri Schneider at the II. Energy Forum

12.11.2007

PSSI Executive Director Oldrich Cerny and PSSI Program Director Jiri Schneider moderated two panels of the international conference.

The 2nd Energy Forum on energy security in the European Union took place in Prague on November 4th – 6th, 2007, under the auspices of Mr. Alexandr Vondra, the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of the Czech Republic. The event was organized ... more »

Jiri Schneider represented PSSI at the colloquy on the ballistic missile defence

12.11.2007

PSSI Program Director attended the colloquy organised by the Assembly of Western European Union on Novemner 5, 2007 in Paris.

The colloquy dealt with various aspects of the ballistic missile defence in Europe. Among the other participants were Edward O’HARA, Chairman of the Technological and Aerospace Committee of the Assembly of WEU; Robert G. BELL, SAIC – Science ... more »

Updates on PSSI Programs

22.10.2007

The sections dedicated to PSSI NATO Summer School, Outreach Program - Moldova and Visegrad Countries and EU Eastern Policy have been updated

To read the summary of this year's PSSI NATO Summer School, please click here. The latest information about the Czech Transformation Experience Project for young Moldovan leaders can be found here.  The learn more about Visegrad ... more »

The International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

11.10.2007

PSSI has become a Principal Partner of the International Relations and Security Network.

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PSSI becomes Principal Partner of International Relations and Security Network

11.10.2007

Prague Security Studies Institute signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Swiss-based International Relations and Security Network

The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. The ISN works to promote ... more »

Chairman of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission at PSSI

14.09.2007

Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dr. Dale Klein delivered a lecture on Nuclear Energy Security in the Age of Uncertainity

On September 14, PSSI hosted an expert roundtable with a special guest Dr. Dale Klein, the head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Klein was introduced  by  Member of Board of Directors of PSSI William F. Martin and addressed several ... more »

Democracy and Security Conference Website

20.08.2007

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Jiri Schneider in Ekonom and on Nova TV

20.08.2007

PSSI Program Director commented on security issues in Czech media

In the interview for the Ekonom magazine (June 14. 2007), PSSI Program Director Jiri Schneider analzyed the possible impacts of the ABM base in the Czech Republic on the US-Russia relations. To read the article in Czech, please click here .   On ... more »

Special Issue of PSSI Newsletter is Available

16.08.2007

PSSI just published its second newsletter. In this special issue, you can find information about the international conference "Democracy and Security: Core Values, Sound Policies", which took place in Prague on June 4-6, 2007. The newsletter ... more »

The Third PSSI Summer School to be held in September 2007

28.06.2007

Information about the PSSI Summer School

The Summer School organized by PSSI in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division  will be held on September 10-13, 2007 in Telc, Czech Republic. The main objective of the summer school project will be to offer a high-profile study course ... more »

Democracy and Security Conference Website Launched

16.05.2007

Information about the upcoming international conference co-organized by PSSI

All information about the Democracy and Security Conference, which will take place in Prague on June 5-6, 2007 are available at the following address www.democracyandsecurity.org... more »

PSSI Honored With 2007 Templeton Freedom Award for Student Outreach

01.05.2007

The 7th Annual Atlas Liberty Forum in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, April 24, PSSI was among the privileged recipients of the 2007 Templeton Freedom Award. It won in the category of Student Outreach primarily because of the Institute’s unique and growing relationship with the prestigious Charles University ... more »

Prague Security Studies Institute Washington

01.05.2007

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Vladimir Milov at PSSI

01.05.2007

Former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Milov visited PSSI

Prague Security Studies Institute together with the Association for International Affairs organized a Prague visit of Mr. Vladimir Milov, President of the Moscow-based independent Institute of Energy Policy and former Deputy Energy Minister of the ... more »

PSSI Annual Report 2006 Is Available

19.04.2007

PSSI  just published its 2006 Annual Report. The Report includes information about all activities undertaken by PSSI  in the last year: Security Scholars Program, Club of Prague Conference, Security Reform Module and much more.  To learn ... more »

Third Site: Missile Defense in Europe Conference

19.04.2007

Groundbreaking Conference on Missile Defense in Europe

PSSI Washington co-sponsored its first event since the opening of its Washington DC office in January of this year on the prospects and challenges of missile defense in Europe.   The event was headlined by a presentation by the Czech ... more »

Prague Security Studies Institute Receives 2007 Templeton Freedom Award

05.04.2007

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) has been selected from among 200 applicants in 53 countries to receive 2007 Templeton Freedom Award for Student Outreach.

Arlington, VA, March 12, 2007 — The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI has been selected from among 200 applicants in 53 countries to receive 2007 Templeton Freedom Award for Student Outreach. This competition, managed by the Atlas Economic ... more »

Symposium on Bosnia and Herzegovina

26.02.2007

February 22-23, 2007, Masaryk University, Brno

On February 22-23, 2007, PSSI Fellow Jan Havranek participated in a symposium on "Operation Althea and the prospects of the EU's engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina." The roundtable was organized by PSSI partner institutions, ... more »

Jiri Schneider in Tyden

05.02.2007

A commentary by PSSI program director.

Jiri Schneider, PSSI Program Director, commented in Czech weekly magazine Tyden (29.01.2007) on the possible location of the US radar station in the Czech Republic. In his article, Mr. Schneider analyzed the arguments used by the opponents of  the ... more »

The First PSSI Newsletter Is Available

01.02.2007

PSSI is now using a newsletter format to inform its partners and friends about its activities. The PDF version of the first newsletter, which mainly focuses on PSSI’s security studies program, as well as on the new Club of Prague project, is available ... more »

The MA Program in Security Studies Sponsored by PSSI Has Been Accredited

11.01.2007

The MA Program in Security Studies organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague in cooperation with PSSI will welcome its first students in the fall of 2007. The program is sponsored by PSSI thanks to the generous contribution ... more »

Application forms for the next RMSSP course are available.

15.12.2006

Are you interested in international and domestic security issues? The Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) offers highly qualified and motivated Czech university students the opportunity to participate in a two-semesters program covering ... more »

PSSI at the Riga Summit Conferences

12.12.2006

On November 27-29, 2006, a selected group of young leaders met in Riga to share their views and offer their solutions to regional and global security problems.

The forum saw participation of more than 50 representatives of national and international NGOs, think-tanks, media, business and public sector in NATO member, partner and contact countries, who continued in discussions on issues earmarked in a preparatory ... more »

NATO and the Greater Middle East

01.12.2006

The first annual conference of PSSI's Program of Atlantic Security Studies (PASS) inaugurated the tradition of high-level policy conferences on current geo-strategic issues challenging the Transatlatlantic partners. Being attended by nearly fifty foreign ... more »

Business and Security - Czech Version

01.12.2006

Představujeme vám první publikaci PSSI v českém jazyce, kterou je zpráva o konferenci Byznys a bezpečnost uspořádané v říjnu 2005. Zpráva kromě přepisů úvodních projevů Přemysla Sobotky, Václava Havla a Williama Cabanisse  obsahuje ... more »

William F. Martin elected Chairman of the Council of the University for Peace

24.11.2006

We are pleased to announce that the Chair of PSSI’s Corporate Council William F. Martin  was elected Chairman of the Council of this UN-mandated University for Peace  headquartered in Costa Rica in October, 2006. To learn more about the University for ... more »

Conference about the NATO Summit in Riga

24.11.2006

Short Report on the Conference "NATO Summit in Riga - What Can We Expect?"

On November 14, 2006, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia, Jagello 2000- Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and the American Information Center organized a conference on the upcoming NATO Summit ... more »

Jiri Schneider at Forum Hospodarskych novin

31.10.2006

PSSI Program director will be one of the speakers at Forum Hospodarskych novin.

Jiri Schneider, PSSI Program director, will participate in the roundtable discussion entitled "What is the cost of the energy independence of the Czech Republic?". The forum is organized by Hospodarske noviny and will take place on November 1, 2006 ... more »

Jiri Schneider in International Herald Tribune

24.10.2006

PSSI Program director commented on the relationship between EU and Russia

Jiri Schneider, PSSI Program director, was quoted in the Internationald Herald Tribune  article (Unexpectedly, East European states struggle to unify policy by Judy Dempsey; Oct. 19, 2006) about the current stance of Central European countries ... more »

David Elliman joins PSSI

13.10.2006

PSSI welcomes a prominent corporate executive among its Board of Directors.

David Elliman, chairman of Elmrock Capitol, Inc., a New York-based investment firm joined PSSI's Board of Directors. His membership will greatly contribute to mutually reinforcing relationships between large multinational corporations ... more »

New PSSI Website

10.10.2006

PSSI has the pleasure to introduce you to its new website.

The Prague Security Studies Institute has launched its new website. Some sections are still under construction and will be finalized in near future.... more »

Faculty of Social Sciences - Charles University

13.09.2006

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Czech MFA - Transformation Department

13.09.2006

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Jiri Schneider on Czech TV

12.09.2006

PSSI Program director commented on the 5th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Jiri Schneider, PSSI Program Director, appeared in the Czech Television broadcast dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Mr. Schneider commented on the sucesses and failures of the war on terrorism, as well as on the Czech Republic's ... more »

Atlas Economic Research Foundation

07.09.2006

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Ukraine in Europe

07.09.2006

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Collegiate Network

07.09.2006

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Jagello 2000

07.09.2006

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Alexandr Vondra Appointed Foreign Minister

04.09.2006

Alexandr Vondra, PSSI International Advisory Board member, became Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

On Monday, September 4, 2006, Alexandr Vondra, PSSI International Advisory Board member and co-founder of the Program of Atlantic Security Studies, became the 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Between 2004 and 2006, Sasha Vondra ... more »

Democracy and Security Conference

01.09.2006

The fourth annual conference of the Program of Atlantic Security Studies (PASS) has been postponed.

We regret to inform you that due to the dramatic and still unresolved events in the Middle East, we have decided to postpone the Conference “Democracy and Security: Core Values and Sound Policies,” which was originally scheduled for September 27–28, ... more »

Second PSSI Quarterly (April - July 2006)

18.08.2006

PSSI publishes the second issue of the newsletter on its activities and undertakings.

In This Issue   Page 2: Program Highlights• Sharing Experience in Security Reform• Collegiate Network in Prague• Central Europe’s Contribution to the EU’s CFSP• Upcoming Event: Democracy and Security Conference Page 3: PSSI Presents• ... more »

Business and Security: Conference Report

27.06.2006

The report from PSSI’s 2005 PASS annual conference on “Business and Security: Who Will Pay the Price?” summarizes the conference proceedings. Held on 10–12 October 2005, in Prague, the conference aimed at exploring the crucial link between business ... more »

www.pass-prague.cz

09.05.2006

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First PSSI Quarterly (January - March 2006)

31.03.2006

PSSI inaugurates its quarterly newsletter.

In This Issue Page 2: Program Highlights• PSSI Publications• Upcoming Events• 2006 Robinson-MartinSecurity Scholars Program• Club of Prague Project• Corporate Council Page 3: PSSI Presents• “A Sense of Enterprise”– Interview with ... more »