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20 march 2017

Francis Fukuyama: We Need a Common Threat


On March 14–16, Berkeley hosted Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit organized by East West Institute and attended by over 150 experts, government and business representatives from a number of countries. RIAC website editor Maria Smekalova had a chance to ask Francis Fukuyama, the author of best-selling “The End of History and the Last Man” and Stanford University professor, about the crises global community faces as well as decline of traditional media following his speech at the event.

23 november 2016

Natalia Gandurina: The Decline of Print Media Should Stop


Amidst the development of Internet technologies and the economic downturn, more and more media are going online and becoming web-based. Does this trend testify to the decline of print media? Natalya Gandurina, Vice President of ARTCOM Media Group (Forbes, L'Officiel, OK!, GEO) shared with RIAC Website Editor Maria Smekalova her views on why print magazines continue to sell, what should be published on the Internet, and why we need ratings.

16 may 2016

RIAC and EWI hold an international seminar “Russia-US Cyber Cooperation – Building New Relations”


On May 16, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council together with the EastWest Institute held an international seminar “Russia-US Cyber Cooperation – Building New Relations.” During the seminar, the participating experts discussed cooperation in countering cyber terrorism; indentifying terminology, critical for Russia and the United States in the field of cyber security; strengthening cooperative action and early warning of cyber attacks; the state’s role in the Internet development and the interaction of the Internet and business communities of the two countries.

28 — 29 april 2016

RIAC at Digital BRICS Conclave 2016 in India


On April 28-29, 2016 New Delhi hosted a BRICS international conference on cybersecurity and combating cyber threats. RIAC Program Coordinator Anna Kuznetsova represented the Russian side at the session. She spoke about the initiatives of the Russian Federation at the international level and at the level of state policy.

22 march 2016

108 Soft Power Elements of Russian Universities on the Internet


On March 22, 2016 an open discussion “108 Soft Power Elements of Russian Universities on the Internet” took place at the venue of the Valdai International Discussion Club. The discussion was devoted to the publication of the English version of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) report “Electronic Internationalization: English-Language Online Resources of Russian Universities.”

23 march 2016

Web Internationalization: Russian Universities

Ivan Timofeev PhD in Political Science, Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), RIAC Member, Head of "Contemporary State" program at Valdai Discussion Club


This Report was prepared as part of the study carried out by the Russian International Affairs Council on the role of the Internet in internationalizing Russian universities. The authors developed a methodology for assessing the English-language sites of Russian universities, carrying out an analysis of 45 resources and comparing them with the websites of 11 leading foreign universities that appear in the QS World University Rankings. The results of the study are presented in the form of a ranking of the English-language sites of Russian universities. An analysis of common problems and a list of recommendations have also been provided.

24 — 25 december 2015

Russian University Website Practices for Advanced Training


RIAC gave the benefit of experience of its Russian universities’ e-internationalization research at refresher courses “Applied Vebometrics and Enhancement of Efficiency of the University Educational Organization Website,” held by Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

27 october 2015

Better than a “Global Player”. Interview with Yandex Product Marketing Director


In times of economic crisis many people emphasize the necessity of diversifying the Russian economy and stimulating the development of advanced technologies. Director of Product Marketing at Yandex Andrey Sebrant have discussed with RIAC international activities of the company, principles of working abroad and the research intensity of the Russian economy.

17 june 2015

Meeting held with Microsoft experts at RIAC


The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the EastWest Institute held an expert meeting with Microsoft representatives on 17 June 2015. The discussion touched upon such issues as U.S. regulatory practices in cybersecurity, the protection of critical public and private infrastructure online, the development of national strategies to counter cyber threats using the experience of the U.S. and the EU as well as opportunities for radical improvements in U.S.-Russian bilateral cooperation in cyberspace. The experts also discussed problems with further work to create a unified international code of conduct in cyberspace, including the harmonisation of national laws and issues surrounding the use of cryptocurrency.

18 june 2015

iEurope: European Integration vs. Internet Fragmentation

Pavel Sharikov PhD in Political Science, Director of the Applied Research Center, RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies


In 2012, Harvard researcher Jonah Force Hill discovered an Internet trend he titled fragmentation, i.e. the drive toward the nationalization of the Internet within individual states, despite the information space’s global nature. There are plenty of examples of this, and proof that this phenomenon is taking place is abundant. Each state has its own domain, with statistical corroboration indicating that national websites are always more popular than foreign ones.

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