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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 Released an Executive Summary of a Report Entitled “State Actor Strategies in Attracting Space Sector Partnerships: Chinese and Russian Economic and Financial (E&F) Footprints”

10.06.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, announced the release of the Executive Summary of PSSI’s Report entitled “State Actor Strategies in Attracting Space Sector Partnerships: Chinese and Russian Economic and Financial ... more »

The Final Report of the Project "Comparative Analysis of the Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road" Is Now Available

02.06.2019

This comparative analysis of economic relations between China and the Visegrád countries + Serbia reveals that while China’s role in each of their economies has grown over the last decade, developments have been anything but homogenous, and that ... more »

The Final Publication of the Project "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Influences of Non-Western External Actors" Is Out!

29.05.2019

The publication covers engagement of all major non-Western actors actively present in the region – Russia, Turkey, China, the Gulf States and Iran – in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo. What ... more »

PSSI Co-Organized a Lecture on Cyber-Enabled Information Operations

23.05.2019

Hybrid threats are one of the most pressing international security challenges of today. The world has seen an unprecedented increase of use of information operations, yet its nexus to cybersecurity remains often underestimated. In his lecture at ... more »

PSSI Highlights Risks Stemming from Space Hybrid Operations in the Economic and Financial Domain at 2019 NATO Advanced Research Workshop

22.05.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, entitled “Critical Space Infrastructure: From Risk to Resilience”, hosted by the Old Dominion University in Norfolk ... more »

Jonáš Syrovátka and Lenka Dušková Co-Authored a Report on Information Operations and Disinformation Campaigns in Central Europe

21.05.2019

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka and Lenka Dušková co-authored a new report together with colleagues from the GLOBSEC Policy Institute and the Political Capital Institute exploring information ... more »