Publications

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The paper identifies and analyses opportunities and challenges, which the EU is facing in the region as it tries to regain its leverage there. It starts from the oft-repeated premise that of all foreign actors, only the EU has the capacity to gradually stabilize and normalize the Balkans, examines the roots of the acute misunderstanding and miscommunication between EU and Balkan officials and outlines possible recommendations that could help the EU in tackling Balkan challenges.

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Regional Security Program // Barbora Chrzová, Petr Čermák, Prague Security Studies Institute / 31 Aug 2020

PSSI Perspectives #1 - China in the Western Balkans

The Prague Security Studies Institute introduces PSSI Perspectives. These will be regular short memos on select security-related topics, including breaking developments affecting Czech and regional security, Chinese and Russian business transactions or projects of strategic and/or security concern, and the attraction of U.S. and European capital and investments by corporate “bad actors” of adversary states.

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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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Regional Security Program // Jonáš Syrovátka, Šimon Pinkas, Adam Novák a Dominika Urhová / 1 Aug 2020

Case Study of Disinformation Related to Coronavirus

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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Economic & Financial Threat Program // Petr Lang, Tomáš Koutský, Ondřej Černý / 19 Jul 2020

Nejen Huawei: Čínské firmy a naše bezpečnost

Pokud chceme být zemí budoucnosti založenou na využití moderních technologií, musíme si uvědomovat komplexní rizika spojená s jejich užíváním. Naše aktuální studie se v tomto kontextu zaměřuje především na čínské technologické firmy, které české či spojenecké instituce vyhodnotily jako potenciálně rizikové s ohledem na národní bezpečnost. 

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Space Security Program // Jana Robinson, Ph.D., Tereza Barbora Kupková, Patrik Martínek / 24 Jun 2020

Strategic Competition for Space Partnerships and Markets

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, together with her team, contributed an article to the second edition of the Handbook of Space Security by Springer Publishing International. The article, entitled “Strategic Competition for Space Partnerships and Markets”, was recently released (link available here).
 
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PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed as an editor to the second edition of the Handbook of Space Security by Springer Publishing International. Her chapter introduction, entitled “Space Security Policies and Strategies of States”, was released in June 2020. (link available here)

How Disinformation Impacts Private Companies

There are various actors creating and disseminating disinformation targeting businesses. These actors broadly fit into three categories: trolls, profiteers, and foreign flags.

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Regional Security Program // Jonáš SyrovátkaJonáš Syrovátka, Julie Vinklová, Lindsay Wojtula a Alena Zikmundová / 31 Mar 2020

Studie Dezinformace jako Byznys

Dezinformace mohou kromě společenského problému představovat i lákavý byznys. Jeden z hlavních způsobů monetizace představuje poskytování prostoru pro reklamu na problematických webech. Firmy, které reklamu platí, často ani neví, kde se objevuje. Kromě neefektivně vynaložených marketingových rozpočtů ale riskují i poškození značky.
 
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Building up a new nuclear unit or reconstructing an existing one is a project carrying national security implications. In a series of blog posts, we will be having a closer look at specific recent projects.