Search: Public diplomacy (32 materials)

 

Maria Butina Endgame

... stop. A note containing a strong demarche in this connection has been sent to the Department of State. We will continue demanding the release of Ms Butina, who is a victim of this blatant outrage ...”. ** Pavel Koshkin: Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them On 10 December, news broke dramatically in US media (which has been vindictive and defamatory in its reporting on Butina, watch for example any Rachel Maddow MSNBC commentary to get the full nasty flavour) that ...

14.12.2018

Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

Serious confrontation between Russia and the West is not the best environment for developing public diplomacy: Many view it as hidden propaganda instead of a tool of improving bilateral relations between countries. How can one deal with the problem in the current situation? “Hybrid Analytica: Pro-Kremlin Expert Propaganda in Moscow,...

18.10.2018

The Butina Case: The Americans Send a Signal

The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations. It goes well beyond official diplomacy. The Americans are sending a signal to Russia that any Russian citizen dealing with the United States may very well end up behind bars, that their email and social media posts may be used against them, and that they should be quiet, avoid meetings...

20.07.2018

RIAC Makes a Presentation of its Work in the Framework of a Public Diplomacy Course at MGIMO-University

On November 17, 2017, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at MGIMO-University on the importance of public diplomacy tools within Russia’s foreign policy implementation and the role of analytical centers in foreign policy decision making. The lecture was organized within the Public Diplomacy course for the students of the International Relations schools....

19.11.2017

Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... lifetimes of Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Heidegger, and Nietsche. Western media plays the Putin blame game In a world where Superman, Batman and Jason Bourne represent truth, justice and the American Way, to more and more young Americans, Washington public diplomacy assets have tagged Russian president Vladimir Putin as the leader of a plot to use Brexit as a tool to destabilize the EU. The Express in London and Foreign Policy are saying that Brexit represents a victory for Putin. This view has ...

28.07.2016

Public Diplomacy in Action: RIAC at 9th Convention of Russian International Studies Association

On October 28, 2015, the 9th Convention of Russian International Studies Association gave floor to RIAC's Special Section "Public Diplomacy of Russia: Track Two" moderated by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev. Stressing in deliberations that RIAC is an active Track 2 actor focused on protection of its unique communication methods and at the same time open to practices ...

29.10.2015

CSTO: a Time for Public Diplomacy?

... Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in January 2014, when a new border conflict arose between those two countries. Maria Nebolsina: IS Poses a Threat to Post-Soviet States The next move that the CSTO could make is to add public diplomacy to its official (or semiofficial) diplomacy, i.e. to engage with civil society in the member states. One of the main recent threats to security is the media impact on society by third countries (they normally refer to the United States) ...

22.09.2015

Brinkmanship for useful idiots

If remembered at all, the Bavarian G-7 Summit will likely be recalled for the entertainment value it created, offering a platform for the “leader of the free world” to deliver a personal attack on the character of the “leader of the evil empire.” Social media losing credibility as diplomatic tool According to the Guardian, U.S. president Barack Obama “lambasted” Putin. But it was make-believe. This was not a televised debate or an “on the sidelines”...

10.06.2015

Sports Diplomacy. Can Sepp Blatter bring unity to a fractious FIFA?

..., is more influential than any country on Earth and any religion.” Is FIFA's business model too big to fail? Developing a reputation as an “earner” Blatter, unwittingly, has made himself a target for those who are using public diplomacy assets to play the “ethics card” in an effort to link geopolitical issues with football and disrupt FIFA's business model, which they claim remains a cesspool of corruption and bribery. Petro Poroshenko, the pro-Washington ...

04.04.2015

Russia's Public Diplomacy Discussed in Uppsala University

On February 13, 2015 RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev made a speech at Uppsala University (Sweden) at the seminar "Russia's Soft Power and Public Diplomacy". Russian and European experts who participated in the event discussed major global tendencies of public diplomacy development and the Russian expercience in this sphere.

17.02.2015
 

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