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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 Master’s Degree in International Security Studies. Dr. Smuclerova presented the general legal framework of space activities with the focus on space security norms.

The overview of general principles of space law was set in the current scene of international space politics and illustrated via three topical legal issues: exploitation of natural resources in outer space, law applicable to suborbital flights, and space debris mitigation measures. The presentation also covered discussion concerning the term "peaceful purposes" as the ultimate limitation on the use and exploration of outer space. Dr. Smuclerova highlighted the need to apply both space law norms and general international law, in particular the UN Charter, with respect to the issues of military uses of outer space. Attention was paid to current initiatives at the United Nations, EU, and ESA. 

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 »