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Experts Comment on AI Malicious Use and Challenges to International Psychological Security

States, especially those with leading scientific and technological capabilities, can and should cooperate to prevent anti-social actors from using information technologies based on ever-improving new AI capabilities In December 2021, the International Center for Social and Political Studies and Consulting published the report “ Experts on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security ”, penned by this author. This report stems from the implementation...


Putin and Biden’s Cyber Summit

The decision to launch consultations on information security is an important achievement that allows Moscow and Washington to start looking for mutually acceptable ways to arrive at more stable relations One particular outcome of the Russia–U.S. summit was that bilateral consultations on ...


Time to Create a Single Negotiating Cyber Forum under the UN General Assembly First Committee

Interview with Dr. Daniel Stauffacher, Founder and President of ICT4Peace On March 12, 2021, the United Nations adopted a UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) report on the Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. We asked Dr. Daniel Stauffacher , Founder and President of ICT4Peace, to tell us about the current UN-led work on cyber security issues, ICT4Peace engagement in the OEWG proceedings and the ways to improve UN negotiation...


Broad Cyber-Consensus

... convocation for 2021–2025. A Victory for Diplomacy Anastasia Tolstukhina: Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Issues of International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, called the adoption of the report “a triumphant success for the Russian diplomacy,” while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lauded the significance of the moment in its official commentary . To better understand why the adoption ...


Global Tech Companies Counter Online Terrorist Content

Governments demand that global internet platforms step up the fight against extremist and terrorist content One of the most recent trends to appear in internet governance is the tightening of control over online content. And it was China and Russia that set the wheels for this in motion. The trend has extended across the globe – just look at the impressive list of states that supported the Christchurch Call to Action to eradicate terrorist and violent extremist online content. France, the United...


RIAC and RUSI Discuss Challenges to Information Space in Russia and the UK

The seminar was devoted to the analysis of challenges to the information spaces of Russia and the UK, the rules of conduct in the information space, and media codes in Russia and the UK, the development of social networks and their influence, the creation, spread and effects of fake news in both countries On January 20, 2020, in Moscow, RIAC held the final workshop of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and completed its fourth cycle on January 20, 2020. RIAC partner...


"Creative Diplomacy" Center and RIAC Hold a Discussion on Russian Approaches to Ensuring Information Security

... attribution of cyberattacks, strengthening cooperation and trust between states in the use of ICT, etc. Particular emphasis in the discussion was made on the latest achievements of Russian diplomacy at the United Nations platform in the area of international information security (IIS). Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, and Anastasia Tolstukhina, RIAC Program Assistant, represented Russian International Affairs Council at the event, giving comments on the prospects of the UN track in IIS provisioning....


“Russian Propaganda”: On Social Networks, in Eastern Europe, and Soon Everywhere

... believe, in the sincerity of the revived fears in the West about Russia’s information influence. Ironically, the growing focus of the United States on information influence leads to a convergence of the U.S. and Russian approaches to international information security. For years, the fundamental difference between the two sides was that the United States viewed cybersecurity in the strict sense of network security, software security and information protection, whereas Russia was additionally concerned ...


Russia and the West: An Information War?

The tragedy for Russia and the collective West is that they continue to fight the wars of the past against one another, while underestimating the ideological strength of radical Islam Since 2013 when the crisis in Ukraine broke out, the notion of information warfare has been widely used in Russia, in the West and of course in Ukraine. However, the term itself provides little, if any, insight into what is happening in the information space, and is as broad and vague as “hybrid warfare.” By definition...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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