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Valdai Discussion Club Expert Discussion “Technological Sovereignty in the Modern World”

November 17, 2022, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion dedicated to the issues of technological sovereignty in the modern world November 17, 2022, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion dedicated to the issues of technological sovereignty in the modern world. Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC),...


EU Technological Sovereignty and Its Limits

... collapsing, the EU has resolved to master key core technologies in microelectronics, quantum computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain, and to find reliable supply chains [ 1 ]. In other words, the EU is seeking ways to resolve the technological sovereignty issue. Defining concepts The term “technological sovereignty” is often used to describe various forms of independence, autonomy, or control over digital technologies and content. However, this concept lends itself to different interpretations ...


Russia Facing China: Little Red Riding Hood or Cinderella?

It is hard to imagine a situation where Vladimir Putin, or even one of his likely successors, would willingly sacrifice the country’s sovereignty and independence, even for the sake of promoting cooperation with China Whenever I read another Western report on the prospects of Russian-Chinese relations, the old children’s fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood involuntary springs to ...


Russian Cyber Sovereignty: One Step Ahead

... wishing to waste a good crisis," China (as well as others) is promoting an intelligent and data-driven campaign against its global adversaries. Cyber Warfare: A Tool of International Security Since Westphalia , states longed to preserve their sovereignty. States, especially great powers, usually prefer to avoid conventional conflict and to avoid MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction), as was experienced during the Cold War. Whenever states do intervene in the affairs of others, they do so to acquire ...


Deripaska v. Mnuchin and Gacki: Political Implications

... legal side, there are a number of important political implications in this case. They are related to the legitimacy of the decisions made, the strategies used by Russian citizens and organisations affected by the sanctions, as well as the use of the sovereignty concept in the modern globalised world. This lawsuit is extremely important in terms of making a systematic case for a Russian national affected by the US sanctions from the Ukraine-related package (the US President’s Executive Orders 13661 ...


The UN Security Council Shirks the Test for Coronavirus

Either humanity will find the strength and determination to move to a new level of governance by relinquishing a part of the national sovereignty of states, or new pandemics will force us to pay an increasingly higher price for the priority we give to national sovereignty and the loyalty we show to political particularism In the four months that have passed since the coronavirus outbreak ...


The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim

... of 33 European countries, the United States and Canada. There are, however, certain differences. Let us consider the Duodecim’s principles and try to evaluate the degree to which they can be implemented in the current situation. 1. Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the region’s states. This implies the preservation of the territorial status quo, even if it may seem historically unfounded and unfair to some in the region. The countries in the region should abandon attempts ...


Challenges to Security and Sovereignty in the Arctic Discussed at RIAC

... course of discussion: the impact of climate change on the interaction of states in the Arctic, the development of new mechanisms for intergovernmental relations based on the experience of Arctic cooperation, prospects for the development of national sovereignty of the Arctic states in the context of increasing globalization and increasing interest of non-regional players in international projects in the Arctic.


RIAC at Training Seminar on Russian Global Outreach at European University Institute in Florence

On October 11–13, 2018, European University Institute in Florence under the auspices of Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies and with the participation of the Academy of Global Management and Torino World Affairs Institute, University of Torino held an annual international Executive “The Resilience of Russia’s Global Outreach: Challenges and Opportunities" for representatives of think tanks, experts, and journalists. On October 11–13, 2018, European University Institute in Florence...


Poll conducted

  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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