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A series of blogs were published about economic relations between Visegrad countries and Russia

03.01.2017

In light of the strained ties that soured over the conflict in Ukraine, PSSI is currently involved in a project concerning the development of economic relations between Visegrad countries and Russia. As part of this undertaking, a series of blog posts are being created in order to shed light on the research findings on a regular basis. 

Here's a summary of the recent blog posts and longer commentaries:

January

Despite the war in eastern Ukraine still ongoing, the Czech-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation resumed its activity last year (by PSSI in Czech)

– The impact of Russian sanctions on the Polish agri-food sector (by CPRDiP's Director Ernest Wyciszkiewiczin in English)

December

– The development of Czech-Russian trade relations in light of Ukraine crisis (by PSSI in Czech)

– Fico's multi-vector reaction to sanctions against Russia (by Slovak Foreign Policy Association in Slovak)

– The Russian-Ukrainian war’s imprint on Polish-Russian trade (by CPRDiP's Director Ernest Wyciszkiewiczin in English)

– Russia and sanctions - is there a way-back? (by CEID's Senior Fellow Deák András in Hungarian)

November

– Russia-Slovakian trade relations and "the price" of economic sanctions (by SFPA in Slovak)

 

Find out more about the project herePartners include Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), and Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (CPRDiP).

 

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China

31.12.2017

The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues

05.12.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!

28.11.2017

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.

06.11.2017

The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security

22.10.2017

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »