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Emerging Threats to Space Security and Protection of Space Assets
Pražák, Jakub ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee) ; Hays, Peter Lang (referee)
The dissertation entitled "Emerging Threats to Space Security and Protection of Space Assets" introduces outer space as an important strategic domain with undisputable significance for the present and future of humankind. Despite the specific features of space environment, it explains that the outer space domain is not entirely divergent from traditional terrestrial domains and space-provided services are part of everyday life. The dissertation discusses and analyses the threats to space security and proposes countermeasures to mitigate the negative consequences on the space environment and for human activities beyond the borders of Earth, contributing to the spacepower theory and shaping the approach to outer space as an economic and political area. The dissertation illustrates the complexity of space threats and urges they be resolved. The theoretical framework is based on realist assumptions; however, it broadly acknowledges the different roles of various space stakeholders, resulting in an eclectic approach to space relations. Accordingly, the dissertation elaborates on dynamics and interconnections between space actors and outlines the prospects for future cooperation that is vital for preserving the space environment.
Advancing Space Security in the 21st Century - Private Actors and Governance of Space
Mielke, Björn ; Nikolić, Luka (advisor) ; Doboš, Bohumil (referee)
Björn Mielke Study Program Academic Advisor 50684234 Master of International Security Studies Mgr. Luka Nikolić Diploma thesis project Advancing Space Security in the 21st Century - Private Actors and Governance of Space Keywords: Space Security, Private Space Actors, Space Debris, Space Policy, Space Governance, Space Law, Public-Private-Partnerships, SpaceX, Blue Origin Abstract: In an era of space commercialization, emerging private space companies are changing the scope and structure of space activities and space security. This study explores the implications of these actors on space security, focusing on an in-depth case study of two leading space companies, SpaceX and Blue Origin. The thesis uses the theoretical framework of the Copenhagen School to examine the role of private space actors in this complex landscape. Through the use of qualitative research methods, an analysis of the profiles and activities of SpaceX and Blue Origin and their potential implications for space security was conducted. The selection of these companies is based on their essential role in pioneering private space exploration and their significant impact on space security paradigms. The findings reveal a complex interaction between private space actors, space security, and space law. The rise of private space companies has...
The expansion of ISWAP in the Lake Chad Basin
Biolcati, Camilla ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Kocmanová, Markéta (referee)
The research examines the birth and evolution of the Islamic State West Africa Province. Originating as a splinter group of Boko Haram, ISWAP was soon able to establish itself as a predominant force in the Lake Chad Basin region. This research aims to identify and analyse the factors that have enabled this rapid expansion and growth. By first reviewing the literature on the concepts of insurgency, salafism and salafi-jihadism, it aims to contextualise ISWAP as an example of a recurring pattern of violence in the Nigerian context, the country where it originated, due to a mix of social, economic, political, and religious factors. Subsequently, the origins of the group will be explored by understanding the reasons for its split with Boko Haram and through its links with the Islamic State, of which ISWAP is currently the main affiliate. Through an examination of the main characteristics, the emergence of ISWAP will be presented through the theoretical lens of the population-centric approach. ISWAP's insurgency represents a particular case in point for its ability to have adopted an approach aimed at gaining the support of the local population. This effort proved to be the most influential factor in its expansion and strength. ISWAP has developed a population-centric model, capable of providing...
The Iberian Peninsula's role on the European energy networks as a gateway to the global market
Mineiro Gonçalves, João Pedro ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Romancov, Michael (referee)
Bibliographic note GONÇALVES, João P. M. (2023). The Iberian Peninsula's Role in the European Energy Networks as a Gateway to the Global Market. 98 p. Master thesis. Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Supervisor Mgr. Bohumil Doboš, Ph.D. Abstract This thesis examines the role that the Iberian Peninsula might play within the European Union's efforts for energy integration, while also analysing the potential of this region to produce and export energy from renewable sources and renewable gases through the development of renewable industrial capacities. The research looked at official documents and legislation from the EU, as well as reports from expert groups and international institutions to collect and analyse data regarding energy consumption, production capacity and interconnectivity in Iberia and its neighbouring region. The research showed promising data for a largely untapped renewable potential across Portugal and Spain, accompanied by optimal conditions for a large-scale production of green hydrogen, which allowed us to conclude that the Iberian Peninsula can become one of the main hydrogen corridors in the world in the near future, contributing to the clean energy transition in Europe and the European neighborhood. Keywords: Energy, Renewables,...
The Argentine-Brazilian bilateral nuclear verification protocol in the light of trust-building cooperation theory
Argüello, Facundo ; Parízek, Michal (advisor) ; Doboš, Bohumil (referee)
The Argentine-Brazilian bilateral nuclear verification protocol in the light of trust-building cooperation theory Argüello, 2023 Abstract This work aims to identify the reasons for ABACC's continued success in securing a strong reception by Argentina, Brazil, and the NSG, and well as predict the impact of Brazil signing the IAEAAdditional Protocol in its search for a nuclear submarine as part of the PROSUB. The thesis analyzes ABACC from a neo-institutionalist theoretical framework of Regime Theory, cooperation patterns, Rational Design, and studies on International Organization centralization, independence, and enforcement problems. The work concludes that ABACC is successful because, firstly, its credibility and reputation are convenient for both state members, which share similar gains of prestige from the institution's success. This is because the agency has encompassed the interests of both. Secondly, ABACC is the work of a careful institutional design that rests on centralization, independence, high-quality of information, and strictly enforced bilateral symmetry between Argentina and Brazil. Regarding the impact of Brazil's nuclear submarine project, it can be said that it threatens ABACC's success because it changes the interests of Brazil, which are no longer encompassed by the Agency. This means...
Developing SpaceX's Grand Strategy Amidst A New Cold War
Tigmo, Christopher ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Landovský, Jakub (referee)
The Current Cold War poses a significant threat to SpaceX's terrestrial and extraterrestrial operations. This thesis aims to develop a SpaceX grand strategy with geopolitics and geoeconomics as the primary motives. The goal is analyze how this corporate grand strategy can be aligned with U.S. foreign policy ambitions, so that there is a symbiotic relationship and stable growth for both of them. By utilizing strategic coordinated investments the US can help SpaceX diversify and improve its economic/logistical resilience to foreign power influence, while simultaneously accomplishing US foreign policy ambitions.
Turkish Political and Military Involvement in Iraq and Syria
Ulusoy, Teoman ; Riegl, Martin (advisor) ; Doboš, Bohumil (referee)
Türkiye is a notable regional power in the Middle East. Since the 2010s it began utilising its In this regard, Türkiye's involvement in Iraq and Syria has deeper reasons measures taken by Türkiye to preserve its national security against the PKK presence in Iraq
An analysis of Taiwan as a geoeconomic actor.
van Malderen, Otto ; Romancov, Michael (advisor) ; Doboš, Bohumil (referee)
This thesis contains a geo-economic analysis of the Taiwanese Semiconductor industry from the perspective of the government of Taiwan ROC. Its goal is to expand the current literature on geoeconomics by proposing a model, taking into account the state's capacity to control its economy, and applying it to the case of the Taiwanese semiconductor industry. Specific consideration has gone into defining geo-economics so that it combines both internal coherence with external differentiation. The model applies developmental theory to the geoeconomic framework to incorporate structural constraints by political and economic interest groups on state-led geo-economic policy. The case study contains an in-depth analysis on the global semi- conductor industry, as well as Taiwan ROC's place within it and recent examples of its geo- economic use. While Taiwan ROC occupies a prominent place in the world of semiconductors, it is limited in its capacity to use it due to the contested identity of the Taiwanese people. This contested identity leads to a fractured political scene with distinct political goals between the two biggest parties, making long term strategic policy unattainable. This identity is moving closer and closer together over time, which might eventually increase the Taiwanese capacity to use its...
Can't Buy Me Love: The Limitations of EU Intervention in Promoting Tunisian Democracy
Roman, Kelsey Elizabeth ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Martinková, Viera (referee)
Despite significant amounts of democratic and civil society aid offered by the EU over the past decade, Tunisia has backslid towards authoritarianism. What lessons can be learned about the effectiveness of democracy promotion in Tunisia from the EU perspective? This thesis aims to examine possible missteps of EU support for Tunisia's transitional democracy. I will argue that populist movements and civil society made transitions into democracy possible for Tunisia, and elite cooperation guaranteed initial success. The EU has made meaningful contributions to this process. However, E. U. funding funneled into narrow channels of civil society, as well as particular definition of democratic norms and development goals, and EU migration and trade agendas have neglected significant segments of the population and their grievances. In these ways the EU has undermined some of its substantial efforts in long-term democracy promotion. Unanswered grievances have set the stage for widespread political disillusionment and the populist backlash against democracy and civic engagement that led to the election of Kais Said. Finally, this thesis will make suggestions towards future EU democracy promotion in Tunisia in light of recent authoritarian regime shifts. For this case study, I will base my arguments on...
Mongolia: A land between the Bear and the Dragon
Sutherland, Owen ; Romancov, Michael (advisor) ; Doboš, Bohumil (referee)
This study delves into the geopolitics of buffer states, using Mongolia as a case study, providing a comprehensive analysis of its role in geopolitics. The research focuses on how Mongolia's interactions with Russia and China have shaped its pursuit of democracy. By exploring the interplay between recent and historical events, Mongolia's Third Neighbour Policy, and its extensive mineral wealth, this study offers a unique perspective on the role of buffer states in geopolitics. Employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines soft power and buffer state political theories, the research aims to dissect the complex dynamics of Mongolia's foreign policy. The central argument of this thesis is that a nation's recent past plays a crucial role in influencing its aspirations for democracy. Through examining Mongolia's historical context, this research demonstrates how experiences under Russian and Chinese influence have not only shaped the country's political landscape but have also impacted its commitment to democratic ideals. Moreover, the study highlights the significance of Mongolia's Third Neighbour Policy and the strategic utilisation of its vast mineral wealth as key factors in shaping its pursuit of democracy.

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