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Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

... narratives in the West.” In a time when politics is winning over people-to-people dialogue, such negative publicity of Russia reveals five challenges for today’s public diplomacy: the Moscow–West crisis of trust, U.S.–Russia political differences, information wars, disruptive technologies, and the power of stereotypes. In fact, the author of the report Kateryna Smagliy, a former director of the Kennan Institute’s office in Kiev, creates a sort of a “blacklist”, which comprises not only Russia’s ...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

The best way to knock the “Russian card” out of the hands of political profiteers is to implement a well-balanced, long-term and consistent strategy of Russia’s relations with a specific state or groups of states In recent years, Russia has unfailingly found itself the focus of the international community’s attention: Russia makes newspaper headlines, appears in TV reports and is the topic of heated public debates throughout the world. It would seem that such popularity is reason to rejoice. However...


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

... an analogy, the RAND report raises the question of what Russia does not influence. The authors sound quite dramatic: “Moscow blends attributed, affiliated, and nonattributed elements and exploits new realities of online and social media to conduct information warfare at a perhaps unprecedented scale and level of complexity” (pp. 7–8). “The Russian government’s sphere of influence is global” (p. 9). “The Kremlin has built a complex production and dissemination apparatus that integrates ...


The Environment For Dialogue Has Changed

... Valdai Club conference will focus on the way war, brute force and militarism have influenced society over the past 200 years since the early 19th century. What other issues will the conference address? Of course, we will discuss the topical issue of information warfare and the perception of conflicts. The economic plenary session will discuss economic interdependence as a way to contain conflicts or to aggravate them. Another panel will be devoted to the possibility of a new “golden age” ...


Winning Western Audience through Western Media Techniques

On October 27, 2014, RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov and Media and Government Relations Manager Anton Tsvetov took part in discussion “The Pen and the Bayonet: Worldview of Information Warfare?” within the lecture series of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP). Co-sponsored by Russian International Affairs Council and moderated by CFDP Presidium Chairman and RIAC Member Fyodor Lukyanov , the event attracted ...


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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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