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Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

... “expert diplomacy” are supposed to improve bilateral relations, yet far from healing them, they become a topic of debates, viewed as hidden propaganda in the “hybrid warfare.” Even prominent diplomats and experts, who try to foster ties between Russia and the West, are no longer immune to media attacks and suspicion. Bloomberg’s recent attempts to link the activity of diplomat Henry Kissinger and of the Center for the National Interest’s Dimitri Simes to the Trump’s Russia collusion increase distrust toward public diplomacy and ...


Make Facts Great Again: Is it Possible to Withstand Fake News?

... Scott who once told “ Comment is free, but facts are sacred ”, entertainment is free, but news are sacred. Ironically, today audience fails to even separate opinions from news sometimes, which yet highlights the scale of the problem. Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: An Information War? Finally and most importantly, diligent fact-checking and fostering media literacy in universities and schools could be helpful to alleviate the problem of fake news. Creating different media resources and journalism exchange programs to withstand fakes news is one of the ways to deal with the challenge. For example,...


Francis Fukuyama: We Need a Common Threat

... sufficient to break the cycle. Yet we did have a crisis in 2008 and it wasn’t big enough, it really didn’t solve the problem. I think the next one has got to be even bigger, unfortunately. You also said that internet is the ‘wild west’ for social media with everybody using it to their advantage. It seems to be relevant for the Western world — Russia included — do you think that the developing countries are going to step in this direction as well? I think that there’s really not that much distinction between the developed and the developing worlds with regard to social media. There are ...


Russia and the West: An Information War?

... impact on real politics. The “Russian threat” is likely to remain a consolidating force for Ukraine, Georgia and many other countries in Central and Eastern Europe for years to come. And Russia will continue to view them as marionettes of a certain Western “core” or “center” where anti-Russian conspiracies originate. All this is ensuring more votes for politicians and larger audiences with higher ratings for the media. By the way, another paradox of the current interaction on the informational front is that it is capitalist by nature. Even state-owned media are motivated not so much by political orders or directives coming from above, as they are by the eagerness ...


How Propaganda Re-shapes the Information Space for Russia, the West

... journalism integrity both in Russia and the West. Implicitly, it highlights how the perception of what makes for good reporting has been changing since the start of the Ukrainian crisis and the Russia-West confrontation in 2013-2014. Given that the West and Russia repeatedly point fingers at each other and accuse each other of using media for propaganda purposes, the OSCE report is very relevant. As a result, the report generated its fair share of publicity in some Russian media in February . In today’s highly charged geopolitical environment, “propaganda” has become a sort ...


New Aspects of the Ukraine Crisis: Civil Society

... seem a long way from resolution, and are starting to affect the areas of relations intended to maintain contact and help break political deadlock. What kind of future is in store for expert-level dialogue, educational exchanges and interaction between Russian and Western media? Expert Dialogue Almost in Tatters The trilateral report " Managing Differences in European Security in 2015: US, Russian, and European Perspectives " prepared jointly by the Atlantic Council of the United States, the European Leadership ...


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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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