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Dr. Jana Robinson, PSSI Space Security Program Director, presented, as a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the IAA’s 2018 Study on Space Traffic Management, entitled “Space Traffic Management: Towards a Roadmap for Implementation”, at the 3rd Meeting of the European Space Traffic Management (STM) Conference Preparatory Group. 

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Since 2005, PSSI has joined forces with the NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division and the Czech Foreign Ministry to offer a select, but intensive, one-week course of study for an elite group of graduate students in political science, international relations, security policy and other relevant fields from NATO member states and partner countries concerning future challenges for NATO and pressing and often under-developed issues on the global security agenda.

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Dr. Jana Robinson, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, discussed live on The Pat Kenny Show, a national radio broadcast in Ireland, the more insidious economic and financial aspects of the U.S - China space race, mainly on display in the competition for international space partnerships.

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PSSI is looking for a Project Assistant for its Regional Security Program. The candidate should be interested in research, analysis and policy-making in disinformation, information warfare and strategic communications. He/she should be able to work part-time (some 20 hr./week) in Spring and Summer 2021, with a possibility to extend the internship for at least another six months. The position will be located in Prague and is suitable for university students in M.A., Ph.D. programs, and young professionals.

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PSSI is launching a series of Alumni Briefs, composed of policy analyses/commentaries on current security issues prepared by the alumni of PSSI´s Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Academy, Cyber Security Academy, NATO Summer School, our former interns and colleagues. The goal of these Briefs is to inform and enrich public policy debate and official deliberations on these breaking issues. 

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Dr. Jana Robinson, PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, led the plenary session on “greyzone” space threats at the module 2 of the “Critical Infrastructure Protection” Course

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The Prague Security Studies Institute was again honored to be ranked among the top think tanks in the world in six categories, according to the latest edition of the “Global Go-To Think Tank Index”.

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PSSI is looking for an intern for its ​Economic & Financial Threat Program.​ The intern should be interested in research, analysis and policy-making in the security aspects of international economic and financial (E&F) relations. This analyst should be able to work part time during the school semester and potentially full time during the summer (depending on the intern’s performance and available projects). The position will be located in Prague and is suitable for university students Bc., M.A., Ph.D. programs, and young professionals.

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Security Scholars Program //Lauri Almann, Kari-Pekka Rannikko, and Lucie Kadlecová, CybExer Technologies/22 Dec, 2020

PSSI Perspectives #7 - Challenges to Strategic Decision-making in Cyber Security

The seventh edition of the PSSI Perspectives brings cyber security into focus. Moreover, it is written by our partners from a leading Estonian cyber security company Cybexer Technologies who delivered a table-top exercise that concluded this intensive week-long educational course. This PSSI Perspective takes a look at four challenges that decision makers face during every major cyber security crisis.

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The Prague Security Studies Institute’s next PSSI Perspective looks at the nexus of disinformation and online advertising.

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Mr. Roger Robinson, Executive Director, Board Chairman at Prague Security Studies Institute, spoke at the Economic Security panel of the Baltic Sea Security Conference, organized by the Baltic Security Foundation.

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Regional Security Program //Jonáš Syrovátka, Alena Zikmundová, Šimon Pinkas, Vanessa Maderová/15 Dec, 2020

New Study on Ways to Tackle Online Advertisement on Platforms Spreading Disinformation

In a previous study PSSI researchers outlined how disinformation works as a lucrative business for various media platforms. One of their most significant sources of revenue is online advertisement. Fortunately, PR agencies and private companies are increasingly aware of this problem.

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This new addition to the PSSI perspectives reacts to the suspension of Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Group on the Chinese Stock Exchanges, on November 3rd, 2020. Drawing on groundbreaking research conducted by our partner RWR Advisory Group, this perspective provides unique insights into the motivations behind the suspension, and, beyond, it offers a forensic analysis which exposes Ant Group’s reprehensible character.

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SpaceWatch.Global is hosting its inaugural Space Café Summit to debate recent trends in space security. 

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A new PSSI study based on data gathered from the research project “Voices of Central and Eastern Europe” aims to describe profiles, attitudes and values of those Czech citizens who believe in conspiracy theories.

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Disinformation continues to be one of the greatest challenges the Western democracies currently face, testing their integrity, cohesion and resilience. With social networks representing an important medium when it comes to their spreading, it is important to understand how exactly disinformation manifests itself  when it comes to the way it circulates on the network and influences its users.

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PSSI’s Article entitled “Prominent Security Threats Stemming from Space Hybrid Operations” in “War and Peace in Outer Space” Publication by Oxford University Press Now Available for Purchase

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This new addition to the PSSI Perspectives goes over the 5G technology supplier selection in Germany. Unlike many other European countries, Germany has not yet decided whether it would allow Chinese companies to build the 5G networks. It is a pressing issue dividing the government coalition that should be resolved this month of November. This Perspective presents the current regulation, key actors and their standing on the issue.

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The Prague Security Studies Institute continues its PSSI Perspectives, regular short memos on select security-related topics. 

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Regional Security Program //Jonáš Syrovátka, Šimon Pinkas, Prague Security Studies Institut/2 Oct, 2020

PSSI Perspectives #2 - Infodemic and Disinformation

The Prague Security Studies Institute continues its PSSI Perspectives, regular short memos on select security-related topics. 

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Two new interlinked studies by Srecko Latal look at the challenges the pandemic has brought for the EU and provide recommendations on how the EU could improve its standing in the Western Balkan region.

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PSSI’s Senior Fellow, Dr. John P. Stopher, spoke at the American Astronautical Society (AAS) online discussion entitled “Protecting National Security Assets and Critical Functions for the Space Enterprise” on September 29, 2020.
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PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka will share his insights at the lunchbreak session of the Cybersec Global 2020 called "Together Against Disinformation - Where Public Sector Meets Private".

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Dr. Jana Robinson’s article on “Arctic Space Challenge for NATO Emerging from China’s Economic and Financial Assertiveness” was published in the 30th edition of the Journal of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre

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Dr. Jana Robinson and her work on Chinese "space sector capture” activities globally is described in an article in today’s Financial Times, entitled “US Military Officials Eye New Generation of Space Weapons”. 

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In an August 10 report, PSSI critiques the five recommendations of the U.S. Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets addressing risk-related concerns regarding China. 

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As an educational, research and analytical public policy Institution, PSSI is committed to enriching – and shaping – the Transatlantic security policy debate, especially in more underdeveloped issue portfolios, like the Economic and Financial (E&F) Threat Domain and Space Security, areas in which PSSI enjoys a global leadership position in the NGO community. The Institute also has a long history of tracking several regional security issues.

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Societies in crises tend to be more suspicious, confused and susceptible to false stories. In this regard, the current Coronavirus pandemic represents a tremendous challenge. The governments are confronted with tackling not only COVID-19 impact on the public health, but also on the information space where disinformation and misinformation has already caused a lot of confusion in an already critical situation.

 

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Are you interested in international and security affairs? Would you like to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity issues? APPLY NOW to the Cyber Security Academy in Prague, Czech Republic!

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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 now to the Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Academy (RMSSA) 2020/2021!