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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 also on the EU, NATO and US influence in the region to capture the West vs. East dimension of external powers politics in the Balkans. A short version of the briefing is also available.

Each of the following briefing papers will focus on a specific area in which influence activities of Russia, China, Turkey and the Gulf states take place: politics; economics and finance; religion, culture and academia; radicalism and extremism; and media and elections. This sphere-focused approach will make it possible to cover all studied Balkan countries, delineate their vulnerabilities in given areas and bring to the fore differences and similarities between individual foreign power’s strategies and objectives.

The project "Western Balkans at the Crossroads" seeks to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU member countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo.

Articles written within the project framework are also available.

The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Focusing on the External Influence in Media and Elections in the Western Balkans

04.01.2019

This is the fifth briefing paper (out of a series of six), presenting the results of the ongoing research within the project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities” launched ... more »

PSSI Delivered a Lecture on Law and Space Security

18.12.2018

On December 18, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow and a diplomat and international lawyer at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, delivered a lecture entitled "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University ... more »

PSSI Contributed to a New Report: “The Mythbusters – Guide to Critical Thinking”

17.12.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that we contributed to “The Mythbusters – Guide to Critical Thinking". The chief aim of the publication is to provide practical examples and offer useful recommendations on how to recognize manipulation ... more »

PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Focusing on the External Influence in the Cultural and Religious Sphere in Western Balkans

29.11.2018

This is the fourth briefing paper (out of a series of six), presenting the results of the ongoing research within the project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities” launched ... more »

PSSI Organized a Workshop on Disinformation for Future Journalists

29.11.2018

On November 29, 2018, the Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the Centre for International Relations, organized a workshop for future journalists titled “Become a Mythbuster”. The workshop was co-led by CIR’s ... more »

SWF’s Washington Office Director Delivers Guest Lecture to PSSI’s Space Security Course

28.11.2018

On November 28, 2018, Ms. Victoria Samson, the Secure World Foundation’s (SWF) Washington Office Director delivered a guest lecture entitled “Disruptions to Space Security and Stability“ to students of the Space Security Course, ... more »