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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 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 to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

15.09.2018

Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as “the most serious threat in the twenty-first century,” capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. ... more »

PSSI Held a Brainstorming Meeting on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative with Experts from V4+ Countries

13.09.2018

On September 13, PSSI held a brainstorming meeting with project partners within the project „Comparative analysis of the approach towards China: V4+ and One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“. Invited experts presented their briefings, in which they ... more »

We're Looking for a Project Coordinator!

09.09.2018

PSSI is looking for a project coordinator for the Security Scholars Program. Find more information here. ... more »

PSSI Delivers a Lecture at the European Centre for Space Law Summer Course in Helsinki

07.09.2018

PSSI’s Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on „Military Activities in Outer Space“ at the 27th Summer Course on Space Law and Policy of the European Centre for Space Law held in Helsinki from August 27 to September ... more »

PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Presenting the Results of the Ongoing Research within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities

30.08.2018

The first briefing paper titled 'East vs. West' provides the background of the project topic and positions the debate within the political and geostrategic context of today’s Western Balkans. Unlike the next 5 briefing papers, it focuses ... more »

Call for Applications: The Czech Republic and Poland in Eastern Europe

20.08.2018

PSSI, the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe and the New Eastern Europe magazine are inviting 18 young professionals, journalists, analysts, master’s students and PhD students for a 5-day seminar on Czech and Polish ... more »