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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 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 »