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PSSI Washington

In the fall of 2006, the Prague Security Studies Institute Washington (PSSI Washington) was established in Washington, DC. Its mission is to strengthen US understanding of the security challenges facing Europe, with a special emphasis on the Czech Republic and other post-communist states. PSSI Washington also seeks to enrich the public policy debate on both sides of the Atlantic with respect to the connectivity between transatlantic security issues and those confronting the allies in the Asia-Pacific region.

PSSI Washington is committed to helping communicate, explain and predict US official perceptions and policy options concerning key global flashpoints. The Institute encourages continued and active US engagement with Central Europe and Eastern Europe, especially in light of the persistent security challenges confronting that region.

PSSI Washington also possesses a strong commitment to East Asian security issues and how they are increasingly shaping the transatlantic partnership. This latter issue area includes tracking and analyzing East Asian security-related involvements in other theaters of the world (e.g., North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America). Finally, the Institute is dedicating time and attention to analyzing the growing security dimensions of global space policy.

PSSI Washington will continue to convene periodic, co-sponsored conferences and roundtables and fulfill its role as the first Czech non-governmental security policy organization to establish a presence in the United States.