An alarming report by the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) reveals disturbing entanglement between Wall Street and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The report highlights how leading financial institutions in the United States have formed partnerships with state-controlled banks in China, thereby becoming intertwined with, and increasingly beholden to, China's economic and geopolitical agenda. Following CPA’s recently-published report on Vanguard, this latest publication is centered on BlackRock. These two American asset management firms, put together, manage over 17 trillion USD in assets, with BlackRock individually responsible for 10 trillion.



A recent episode of the War in Space podcast of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) with Dr. Jana Robinson, Managing Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute, delves into the issues of “ground-based space race” and “space sector capture”, and explains why economic & financial statecraft is a crucial part of space security. The podcast is hosted by Juliana Suess, RUSI Research Fellow for Space and Security.
Listen to the whole episode here

Photo credit: RUSI 


The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) plans to hold its 7th Prague Space Security Conference since the inception of its Space Security Program in 2010. Entitled “Forging Strategic Partnerships in the Global Space Race”, it will be held on 16-18 June 2024, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Advance your career prospects this summer with our prestigious NATO Summer School (in its 19th year), an intensive one-week course that brings together a select group of graduate students and young professionals seeking to deepen their expertise with regard to the current threat environment and available policy options. 

The course consists of fifteen lectures by Czech and foreign security experts, including senior policy practitioners and scholars (both civil and military). Additionally, participants take part in a week-long international crisis simulation based on ongoing or realistic geopolitical circumstances.  

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Q: What is the NATO Summer School?

A: The NATO Summer School is a prestigious one-week intensive course designed for graduate students and young professionals interested in advancing their understanding of national security, of the threat environment for NATO member states and the policy options available. It features lectures from Czech and foreign security experts and a week-long international crisis simulation.


Mark your calendars as we can finally share the dates for NATO Summer School 2024, titled "NATO Under Authoritarian Assault." Join us between July 28 and August 3. More info coming soon! 

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PSSI’s Managing Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, appeared in the Spotlight video-program of the Czech online journal “” to discuss the recent news concerning Russia’s potential development of a nuclear space weapon and the related issues of escalation, deterrence, and crisis management. 
Click below to watch the full video in Czech. 

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Chairman Robinson joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business News to discuss PSSI’s groundbreaking report, Funding of the Iran-China Strategic Partnership via the U.S. Capital Markets

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PSSI's Economic and Financial Statecraft team has just published the results of an in-depth open-source intelligence investigation which uncovered a pipeline from American investment funds to publicly-listed Chinese companies, to Iranian interests. Our researchers identified 40 Chinese companies involved in projects of strategic benefit to the Iranian regime, with U.S.-based capital markets investment totalling over $6 billion. These findings made national news and have a direct bearing on pending legislation.