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Roger W. Robinson Interview 3

In an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, PSSI Chairman, and Co-Founder Roger W. Robinson Jr. observed that the Didi IPO debacle shows the capriciousness of the Chinese Communist Party and its seeming disregard for the harsh consequences of their actions for American and other shareholders.

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PSSI has published another policy paper from the series of Alumni Briefs composed of policy analyses/commentaries on current security issues 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 breaking national security issues. 

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In 2021, the EU launched the European Union Agency for the Space Programme in line with the start of its new seven-year space program and recently approved €14.8 billion budget. This development follows the establishment of the new Directorate-General for Defense Industry and Space (DG DEFIS). These developments reflect the growing importance of space in our everyday lives, the functioning of modern societies, and defense and security. 

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PSSI's latest Perspective discusses the spread of hostile propaganda within the Czech media space related to the revelation of Russian GRU involvement in the Vrbětice ammunition depot explosions in 2014, while also examining the Czech response and resilience to hostile propaganda.

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V dnešním globalizovaném světě k sobě mají světové mocnosti blíže než kdy dřív, a to především díky ekonomickým, kulturním a politickým vazbám. Toto propojení však může být lehce zneužito k prosazování vlastního vlivu uvnitř cizích států, o čemž se Evropská unie v posledních letech přesvědčila, protože se stala cílem vlivových operací autoritářské Číny a Ruska. Jakým způsobem tyto mocnosti svůj vliv v EU prosazují a do jaké míry mohou ovlivnit jednu z jejích nejdůležitějších institucí, Evropský Parlament?

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PSSI’s latest Perspective examines the continuity and expansion of capital markets sanctions on Chinese military and other "bad actor" companies across the Trump and Biden administrations.

Roger W. Robinson Interview 2

In an interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo, PSSI Chairman and Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., characterized capital markets sanctions as „arguably the most powerful and fearsome policy tool in America’s non-military arsenal.”

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PSSI is looking for a Program Coordinator for our Security Scholars Program. He/she will be responsible, under the direction of PSSI’s Managing Director and Director of Operations, for the organization of our flagship course - the Robinson Martin Security Scholars Academy (RMSSA) - and other projects, including the Cyber ​​Security Academy, NATO Summer School, PSSI’s partnership with the Charles University, and other events and activities. 

Roger W. Robinson Interview

In an interview with Fox Business’s anchor, Maria Bartiromo, PSSI Chairman and Co-Founder, Roger W. Robinson Jr., illuminates Chinese corporate "bad actors" in the US capital markets, including egregious human rights violators and what can be done about it.

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Dr. Jana Robinson’s article, entitled “Chinese ‘High-Risk’ Corporate Space Actors”, was published in the 2021 NATO JAPCC Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2021 Read Ahead.

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PSSI uveřejnilo záznam veřejné diskuze "Důsledky Vrbětic - jak reagovat na stupňování hybridního působení", která proběhla 21. května 2021.

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Dr. Ajey Lele, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, delivered a guest lecture entitled “India's Perspective on Space Security” for students attending “Space Security in the 21st Century” course, part of PSSI/Charles University’s Master’s Degree Program in International Security Studies and the interested public.

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“Tens of millions of European retail investors are, for example, unwittingly helping fund Chinese companies enabling genocide and detention camps in Xinjiang as well as enterprises with ties to the People's Liberation Army". Our Frankfurt Report Summary details this and other key findings and recommendations from our recent report on Chinese Bad Actors’ presence on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

PSSI Perspective #10 - Authoritarian Influence in the EU and How to Deal with It The MEP perspective Coverpage

PSSI Perspective #10 summarizes two interviews with Czech MEPs, Ms. Markéta Gregorová and Mr. Alexandr Vondra, on the issue of authoritarian influence in the EU. Their sometimes differing opinions on the matter offer a unique perspective on the nature, motivation and countermeasures to the authoritarian influences in the EU.

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PSSI is pleased to announce that Edward P. Kinsey, former Chief Financial Strategy Officer and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the U.S. State Department, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow.

Czech-Russian Crisis High Time to Leave Moscow

PSSI Perspective #9 examines the Czech Republic’s membership in the Russia-led International Investment Bank (IIB), a tool of malign Russian influence. The Perspective examines a long overdue action that should be taken by the government forthwith, arguing that, in the context of the current Czech-Russia diplomatic crisis, the Czech government should take steps to resign its membership in the Bank immediately. 

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On Thursday, 22 April 2021, PSSI organized an online, closed roundtable entitled “Strategic Competition for International Space Partnerships and Key Principles for a Sustainable Global Space Economy”. 

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Read the final publication of the PSSI's project: Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Ways Forward in Analyzing External Actors Influence (10/2019-04/2021), which has provided an in-depth investigations and analyses of various aspects and mechanisms of external influences in the Western Balkans. The final edited volume contains fourteen analytical studies that bring to the foresight one common topic - the domestic dimension of external actors’ presences in the Western Balkans.

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Dr. Jana Robinson, PSSI Space Security Program Director, contributed to panel 2 of the Atlantic Council discussion on "The Future of Security in Space: A Thirty-Year US Strategy". The panel focused on national security and commercial aspects of a future U.S. space strategy. 

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PSSI’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) report reveals that dozens of US-sanctioned and other Chinese corporate "bad actors" are presently traded on the Frankfurt exchange, including companies involved in national security and human rights abuses. It also treats how the US has set about addressing this same challenge and Beijing's potential efforts to thwart meaningful European remedial action in the language of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

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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

Global Go To Think Tank COVERPAGE SQUARE CROP

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”.

Space SECURITY PROGRAM

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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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.