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


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 accelerating counterspace threat posed by China and Russia to U.S. and allied space operations should be properly termed “space hybrid warfare”, as it possesses the same basic characteristics as its terrestrial counterparts -- probing the boundaries of provocative behavior just short of eliciting consequential U.S. and allied retribution. It suggests that this revised mindset for viewing counterspace activities offers a better opportunity for quicker development – as such contingency planning is presently moving at a perilously slow pace in most countries other than perhaps the United States.

The article also puts forward an expanded menu of cross-domain responses to space-related provocations/disruptive actions, notably in the economic and financial (E&F) domain, China’s and Russia’s ultimate source of political viability (e.g. the global markets). Facts cited in the piece are largely drawn from an open-source analytical software tool that tracks and visually maps all transactions of Russian and Chinese state-controlled enterprises (and their networks of subsidiaries) worldwide on a daily basis. Among the major advantages of crafting responses to space threats or hostile acts in the E&F domain is that they do not necessarily require official sanctions, much less kinetic action. To access the article, click here

PSSI became a member of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)


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PSSI launched the Security Academy for Young Politicians


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PSSI's Chairman and Co-Founder Roger W. Robinson, Jr. gave a guest lecture to Charles University students


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Summaries of four briefing papers examining potentially risky activities of Russian state-owned or state-controlled companies in the Czech Republic now available in English


For the past year, PSSI led a research project which sought to map mechanisms for the protection of the Czech Republic's vital interests from the non-standard economic behavior of foreign powers. In the framework of this project, PSSI prepared ... more »

PSSI Washington's Andrew Davenport appeared on a panel on Capitol Hill organized by the Center for a Secure Free Society


Andrew Davenport addressed the risks and threats associated with Chinese investment activity in Latin America and globally at an event organized by the Center for a Secure Free Society.  A detailed description of the event and photographs ... more »

PSSI published final report on disinformation and Czech presidential election


The Prague Security Studies Institute analyzed, within the project Czech Election in the Era of Disinformation, the way in which platforms disseminating disinformation referred to electoral campaign before the Czech Presidential Election.  You ... more »