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PSSI Published a Second Briefing Paper Written within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

21.09.2018

The second briefing paper focuses on Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Gulf States’ influence and activities in the political arena of the Western Balkan countries. Defining the political sphere is particularly difficult since it permeates all other spheres and to a certain extent, all influence activities have a political dimension. Specifically addressing the political, however, the second briefing paper mainly focuses on foreign powers’ activities aiming to achieve political gains – to influence political decision-making and voting in international bodies. It analyses elite capture, links to important political elites and political parties or ‘spoilerism’.

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.

The first briefing paper titled 'East vs. West' provided the background of the project topic and positions the debate within the political and geostrategic context of today’s Western Balkans.

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 »