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

... the United States and Its Allies Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Countering Russian Information Operations in the Age of Social Media Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge ... ... similar projects on information influence makes it possible to detect a Russian trace virtually everywhere, and to level accusations at Russia irrespective of whether or not the country is actually involved. At the official level, Russia (just like the ...


"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 ...


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” ...


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, BoJo was a dual national) renounced his US citizenship in an unsuccessful attempt to become Prime Minister. But is all this consternation (Boris Johnson) and Machiavellian mendacity (Michael Gove) spawned by Brexit really indicative of existentialism,...


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...


BRICS and food security

... decades, if at all, before the organization becomes a major player in the dynamics of the food security set-up. Food security and the BRICS may be realigned or rebranded or just fade away to accommodate changes brought on by younger leaders and online social media. The United States. A pittance for food and water infrastructure In the United States food security is “at risk.” There are debilitating droughts in the Sacramento Valley agricultural region and the strategic water network ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... went into crafting a safeguards deal with the IAEA- whose short lived success was attributed by some to the branded diplomacy product known as smart power- sending the entire process back to square one. Billions of dollars are spent annually, and thousands of jobs are created in government and the private sector by all major actors. Yet there seems to be an inability to act with mental toughness and provide the sound analysis that avoids “miscalculations.” The European Community dawdled ...


Containment's Last Hurrah

... A replay of Kennan’s Cold War tactics of economic and political isolation and his psychological assessment of Russians as being inherently neurotic and inward looking are convenient for American “retail politics” and conversational social media but branded public diplomacy initiatives are proving themselves out of step with the fast changing realpolitik of our times. Credit: Corbisimages From battleground Berlin to battleground Kiev Had Wolf lived and accepted the big money ...


Banking on Bolshevism. Brazil’s “caviar left” spending billions to revive Cuba’s broken communist economy

... aircraft wearing clean white medical coats being welcomed at airports by crowds and samba bands. One can get the impression that Brazilian air force has been airlifting the Cubans to Brazil as if it was the Berlin Airlift. While this is happening, thousands of immigrants, from Haiti, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other nations both legal and undocumented, have been filtering into Brazil along the nation’s northern tier. Some are handled by human trafficking gangs who organize their passage. Many ...


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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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