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PSSI is 6th in ranking in Central and Eastern Europe in prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2016 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

09.02.2017

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has maintaned its 6th position in global ranking in the cathegory Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) for the second consecutive year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the sixth consecutive year.


Last week, the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its "2016 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report“. This is the most comprehensive annual survey of public policy institutions available and evaluates the work of more than 6,500 think tanks worldwide. Over 1,900 experts and peer institutions are involved in the production of this survery, including academic institutions, journalists, international organizations and key stakeholders.


Excluding Russian think tanks (often government-sponsored), PSSI placed 4th in Central and Eastern Europe, a region (when Russia is included) with a combined population of nearly that of the United States. Below is a summary of PSSI‘s achievements over the past year:

  • 6th “Top Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe“ (for the second consecutive year)
  • 53rd among the “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks“ in the world
  • 88th among the "Top Defence and National Security Think Tanks" in the world (a first-time PSSI presence)
  • 17th in the category of “Think Tanks to Watch“ (3rd in Europe)
  • 63rd among “Best Managed Think Tanks“

PSSI would like to express our sincere appreciation to our partners, donors, staff, researchers, interns and alumni for their support, without which we would not be able to maintain this upward trajectory in the fulfillment of our mission.

Find out more about the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank Ranking here.

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 »

PSSI's Third Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-Standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available. This time we focus on "The ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »