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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 concerns about China’s impact on national security will be a critical factor in the success of the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”. Using a common analytical framework across each of the chapters, these countries’ relations with China are reviewed in terms of recent bilateral trade and financial data, major investment projects, and the impact of national investment screening activity. A complex overview of bilateral dynamics emerges out of this framework. The variety of results suggests that no matter the disparity between China and its partners in economic power or the financial incentives it may be able to offer, realizing the BRI is dependent on the quality of China’s relations with each of the individual sovereign nations involved.

This project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Project partners include Institute of Asian Studies (Slovakia), HAS Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of World Economics (Hungary),  Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) (Serbia), and Centre for International Relations (CIR) (Poland).

PSSI US Capital Markets Triumph

12.05.2020

The White House has made a major move to stop the imminent transfer of some $50 billion of  US federal pension funds into a new stock index that includes a number of U.S.-sanctioned Chinese companies and other corporate national security and human ... more »

Former Principal Assistant to the US Air Force Secretary for Space Delivers Guest Lecture for PSSI’s Space Security Course

27.04.2020

On April 27, 2020, Dr. John P. Stopher, a Senior Fellow supporting PSSI’s Space Security Program, previously serving as the Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space, delivered a guest lecture entitled “The United States ... more »

Invitation: Guest Lecture on the United States Space Force

21.04.2020

The Prague Security Studies Institute invites you to a public guest lecture by Dr John P. Stopher, Senior Fellow supporting PSSI’s Space Security Program and former Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space , on the topic ... more »

Disinformation Pandemic - New Project Monitors Disinformation Narratives Related to Covid-19

11.04.2020

The goal of this project is to monitor the coverage of coronavirus pandemic on the Czech websites known to be spreading disinformation, misinformation and other contested content with the aim of identifying main narratives, authors and patterns of spreading ... more »

PSSI Staff Announcements

01.04.2020

With deep gratitude for his 13 years of dedicated service to PSSI, all of us at the Prague Security Studies Institute wish to bid a fond farewell to our dear friend and colleague, Petr Lang, who has decided to pursue new career opportunities. After the ... more »

New Study on Disinformation Business Model

01.04.2020

PSSI published a new study analyzing advertising revenues of Czech websites spreading disinformation. The study also takes a look at both international and domestic initiatives dealing with the topic. The authors of the study introduce a newly ... more »