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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 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 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 »

PSSI Contributes to 2019 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

17.05.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 16th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 15-17, 2019. She was also an expert reviewer of the 2017 edition ... more »