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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 Delivered Guest Lecture on Law and Space Security

30.05.2018

On May 31, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University in Prague as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s ... more »

PSSI Held a Workshop within the Framework of the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.”

29.05.2018

On May 29-30, PSSI held a workshop within the framework of its newly launched project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.” The workshop sought to get together the project team consisting ... more »

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »