Economic & Financial Threat Program // Zack Kramer, Zuzana Krulichová, Simone Neads / 21 Jan 2022
There are multiple security concerns surrounding the Russian-led International Investment Bank, IIB. These include a lack of transparency and accountability, suspected ties to Russian intelligence and fiduciary malfeasance.
This investigative report looks at the investments that have been made by the Bank within the Czech Republic and challenges those claims made by the Bank that it has positively advanced the Czech industry. In offering a history of the Bank's activity in the Czech Republic, it is worth noting that it is marked by a pattern of corruption and mismanagement.
Economic & Financial Threat Program // Zachary Kramer, Prague Security Studies Institute / 3 Nov 2021
PSSI Perspective #14 discusses how the EU and the US can use capital market sanctions to prevent Chinese and Russian firms from financially underwriting the Taliban regime.
Space Security Program // Jana Robinson Ph.D / 25 Oct 2021
In PSSI Perspective #13, our Managing Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, argues that the space governance discussions need to go beyond emerging technologies to include fundamental principles, such as the protection of sovereignty, free and fair trade, and the independence of fledgling and other space-faring nations.
Regional Security Program // Šimon Pinkas + Political Capital / 2 Sep 2021
Since its inception in 2019, the project Authoritarian Shadows in the European Union, headed by the Hungarian think tank Political Capital, has been monitoring the voting patterns of MEPs in order to map their attitudes towards authoritarian states. The latest output of the project seeks not only to find out how MEPs perceive those states but also their opinions about the issues of disinformation and the Common EU Foreign Policy.
Security Scholars Program // Adéla Habartová, Michaela Habartová / 14 Jul 2021
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.
Regional Security Program // Michaela Dvořáková, Jonáš Syrovátka / 8 Jul 2021
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.
Economic & Financial Threat Program // Zack Kramer / 22 Jun 2021
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.
Regional Security Program // Šimon Pinkas / 11 May 2021