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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.

Energy Security Academy 2017 has just begun

13.02.2017

Today, PSSI launched its fifth one-week intensive Energy Security Academy, organized in cooperation with Masaryk University’s Centre for Energy Studies. This year’s program focuses on innovative policies and technologies advancing energy ... more »

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova on disinformation in Eastern Europe for SFR (Switzerland's radio and TV broadcaster)

08.02.2017

PSSI's Ivana Smolenova commented on the Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe and on the fight of Czechs against it for the Swiss television SFR (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen). She focused on the high number of "Fake news" ... more »

PSSI Participated in an expert seminar on energy security in Bratislava

25.01.2017

On January 17, PSSI took part in an expert seminar in Bratislava focusing on energy security in the Visegrad region. The seminar was organised within the project "Energy Market in Central Europe - New Opportunities, New Challenges" led by the ... more »

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 ... more »

The Oldřich Černý Ph.D. Scholarship at Charles University

02.01.2017

On November 28, PSSI’s Chairman and Co-Founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr. and Dr. Jakub Končelík, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University signed a contract to establish The Oldřich Černý Ph.D. Scholarship ... more »

What was Russia's rationale for expropriation of Ukrainian Black Sea gas resources? Blog post by Maksym Bugriy

20.12.2016

In November, as part of PSSI's Economic and Financial Threat Program, a closed-door roundtable was held on Russia's oil-and gas-driven militarization of Crimea and the Black Sea, which featured NATO officials and Ukrainian energy experts among ... more »