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Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... approaching. For them, in business terms, it is time for them to recoup their losses. But how long will it be before sports fans grow tired of just watching—and betting—on sports online from their homes. We are already seeing the pressure—via social media—the desire of people to return to the stadiums. People want to escape quarantines and lockdowns and eat, drink and be merry. This means the return, en force, of racism, hooliganism and other types of violent behavior. People want to hang ...


Italy, France, Libya

..., travels among the net at incredible speeds, hitting people’s mind around the world and changing perceptions. Especially in those who cannot afford the luxury of attaching themselves to a thorough knowledge of a question: they rely on newspapers, social media and even social networks to inform themselves. There are also issues that must — or should — be treated in a slightly different way in terms of international relations. Libya precisely. If exactly one year ago, France was ready to launch ...


RIAC Urban Breakfast on Facebook Wars and Twitter Protocol: What is Today’s Digital Diplomacy?

On April 12, 2018, Dostoevsky Library hosted a RIAC Urban Breakfast on «Facebook Wars and Twitter Protocol: What is Today’s Digital Diplomacy?» The speakers included Oleg Shakirov, expert at the Center for Strategic Research and RIAC; Anton Gumensky, media researcher, lecturer at the faculties of journalism at MSU and MGIMO, RIAC expert; and Alexander Kramarenko, RIAC Director for Development. At the beginning of the event Oleg Shakirov commented on the latest tweet by Donald Trump about the intentions...


"The Emperor of Twitter" in the White House

How has the political life of the USA changed during the first year of Trump's presidency? Who would have thought of a businessman to really quake the political life of the United States a year ago. Moreover, being a quite famous public figure, he often appears on TV and is well-known for his catchy statements. America and the whole world woke up more or less confident in their future on November 8 th , despite the fact that they went to bed (or couldn’t close their eyes at all) in turmoil. No...


RIAC Debate “Fake News and World Politics.”

... not change the political reality. Politicians still need to interact with correspondents in person. Amongst the main strategies to fight against this negative phenomenon, the expert singled out a thorough check of facts and active collaboration with social media. Pavel Koshkin noted that the phenomenon of "fake news" is not new. In fact, the targeted use of false information served as an integral part of the military strategy even in ancient history. The expert argued that the “fake news” ...


From Kismet to Hizmet

... excellent background and analysis about "the split." Efforts by Erdogan's regime to facilitate the extradition of Gulen from his "self imposed" exile in the United States to Turkey, so far, have been unsuccessful. Thanks to social media, Erdogan's "crackdown" against alleged "coup plotters" and those who fit those profiles and other "anti-government" profiles developed by loyal elements of the sercurity services (and some casual collateral ...


Brexistentialism for useful innocents

The alleged “existential crisis” has been linked to the populist upheaval that drove a simple majority of Britons to vote to leave the EU. The Telegraph, The Guardian, CNN, Money, and social media say that's what we should believe, and that thet “existential crisis” exists among Brexiteers in Great Britain too. Just ask new Tory foreign secretary and super Toff, Boris Johnson, who just last year (born in the USA,...


Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945. But on close examination, the security council recommends a new secretary general based on "a private meeting." This means that the politics and diplomacy that determine who becomes the next leader of the institution, and the roles of NGOs...


The smog of war

President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, “the world leader in fighting climate change.” But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. By that time another U.S. president will be campaigning for reelection. Adding drama to the conversation, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry calls climate change “an existential threat...a...


Poll conducted

  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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