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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.

New Issue of Our Newsletter About the the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security is Now Available

09.03.2019

The latest issue of the newsletter presents the outline of the Czech investment screening mechanism, explores the role of the International Investment Bank, and takes a look at the Russian investments in Crimea.  ... more »

PSSI Launched a Newsletter in English on the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security

14.02.2019

The national security dimensions of global economic and financial (E&F) relations are more apparent in our highly interdependent world than ever before. The newsletter aims to illustrate instances of this phenomenon not only in the Czech Republic ... more »

PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Focusing on the External Influence in Spreading Extremism and Radicalism in the Western Balkans

12.02.2019

This is the final briefing paper presenting the results of the research within the project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities”. The paper covers Russian, Turkish and ... more »

Call for Applications: Great Opportunity for Young and Aspiring Czech Journalists

05.02.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Prague, is launching a new program for students of journalism and journalists at the start of their career. The main aim of the project is to create a deeper understanding ... more »

Internship Opportunity!

04.02.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects within the framework of our Economic and Financial Threat Program. Deadline for Application: February 12, 2019 Internship: March-August 2019 approximately 25h/month proficiency in ... more »

Invitation: Public Roundtable on Foreign Direct Investment

02.02.2019

Join us on February 13 at 5 p.m. at the American Center for a roundtable on the risks connected with non-standard economic behavior of foreign powers. The roundtable will give insight into the development of the EU FDI screening framework and it ... more »