National Security Assessments Program

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The National Security Assesments Program (NSA) was a program created initially as an independent branch of the Civic Institute, to contribute to security issues surrounding post-communist governance.

According to the history section of the Prague Security Studies Institute's website, from 1998 to 2000 "the NSA Program made substantial progress in informing and influencing the largely neglected national security policy agenda of the Czech Republic."[1]

The NSA Program also created the Bell-Association for Freedom and Democracy in 2000, out of which, along with the NSA Program, the Prague Security Studies Institute was established.

NSA Conferences

From 1999 to 2001, the NSA Program put on three annual conferences, respectively titled: NATO and Central European Security in the 21st Century | A Tenth Anniversary Assessment of Central European Freedoms | Trans-Atlantic Missile Defense and Security Cooperation Attendees[2]included:


  1. PSSI history, Accessed November 2008
  2. PSSI website, Accessed November 2008