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Hybrid Power and the Real Russian Realists

... society, arguing that moral, intellectual, ethical and cultural hegemony—as distinct from domination—fought for and established precisely on the plane of civil society, was the only guarantee of prevailing over the enemy. Prof. Joseph Nye’s ‘soft power’ is an unacknowledged, much belated, and greatly oversimplified derivative of Gramscian ‘hegemony’. A drastic demolition of an earlier network of trenches and apparatuses of para-state nature has given rise to a deficit of “hybrid power”....


Education Alliances and Russia’s “Soft Power

... accelerate innovation processes and increase labor productivity. In the meantime, the development of human capital can enhance not only the rate of Russia’s domestic economic progress but also the efficiency of its foreign economic policy, including its “soft power” strategy. In the past few years the government has increasingly emphasized the need to develop human capital. This area of economic transformation is viewed as one of the most promising ways to accelerate innovation processes and increase ...


RIAC Takes Part in Expert Round Table at Rossotrudnichestvo

... humanitarian policy of the Russian Federation in the international arena. RIAC was represented by Timur Makhmutov, Deputy Director of Programs. The following issues were discussed in the course of discussion: major obstacles to the effective use of Russia's “soft power” tools in international affairs and proposals for the development of a regulatory framework providing for the humanitarian vector of Russian foreign policy.


RIAC Hosts a Round Table with the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmuş

On March 14, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support from the Embassy of Turkey to Russia held a round table discussion with Numan Kurtulmuş, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, on soft and smart power in Russia-Turkey relations. On March 14, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support from the Embassy of Turkey to Russia held a round table discussion with Numan Kurtulmuş, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, on soft and smart power in...


Increasing Soft Power of Russia

According to the “The Soft Power 30” index published on June 14, Russia made it to the 27th place. Jonathan McClory admits that it can be quite surprising. However, he argues that Russia is a diplomatic powerhouse with unique capabilities. Seems Russian soft power has ...


Soft Power, Economic Diversification and Dilemmas Facing Russian Universities

... can also make a major contribution to improving the country’s reputation. In fact, academic institutions are a breeding ground for specialists with wide networks of business ties who know their country well. This is an indispensable element of soft power, which by the way is not the same thing as propaganda. After all, the university culture is based on the principles of rationality, which by definition implies critical thinking. A critical and at the same time unbiased perspective on Russia ...


Mikhail Shvydkoy: We are not heirs of “Tolstoyevsky”

... constantly rises and does not experience volatility, as they say today. In other words, would it be true to say that Russia fully uses its potential to spread its foreign policy influence through culture? In general, I don’t like the expression “soft power.” I’ll tell you why. It’s either force, and then it is not soft. You can’t win love by force. International cultural cooperation is like love, and you cannot force anyone to love you. A Japanese colleague of mine (Director ...


Armenia and Russia: Pragmatics and Stereotypes

Russian-Armenian relations play a key role in both Armenia's foreign policy and Russia’s regional strategy in the South Caucasus. A Russian military base is located in Armenia, while Russian border guards also ensure the protection of Armenia’s borders with Turkey and Iran. Armenia is a member of the EEU and the CSTO, and is one of the most convenient political partners for Moscow among the post-Soviet countries. Russia is the main investor in Armenia (as of early 2015, Russian investments...


The Fate of the Turkish Stream Pipeline after the 7 June Elections in Turkey

... close to the West and resume construction in the near future of the South Stream, which many experts in Ankara believe has not been cancelled but suspended. In this situation it seems that Moscow cannot make fully effective use of the levers of “soft power” in joint Turkish–Russian projects. The construction of the nuclear power station in Mersin could be seen as a clear example of this. Moreover, it is impossible to say with any certainty that there is even a positive perception ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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