ASRIE released Geopolitical Report Vol.2 titled “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act: the Psychological Aspect”

The Association of Studies, Research and Internationalization in Eurasia and Africa has published the second volume of Geopolitical Report titled “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”: The Psychological Aspect written by Professor Evgeny Pashentsev, a Russian leading expert in Strategic Communication and Psychological Warfare, with the purpose of analysing the U.S. strategy of using sanctions against its adversaries.

The second volume of Geopolitical Report has the academic assistance of the members of EU-RU-CM Network, and it is introduced by Greg Simons, Associate Professor at Uppsala University (Sweden) who emphasised how “Economic sanctions have long been a weapon of choice of the United States in its quest to weaken and eventually, if successful to subvert, its enemies“. As noted by Simons, the United States conduct economic warfare against their adversaries whose tangible and intangible effects have implication at both the domestic and international levels.

Dr Darya Bazarkina (Russia), Professor at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs at the Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, underlined the fact that “This report provides a new view of the anti-Russian sanctions, revealing their latent long-term consequences. It is especially useful to researchers in international security policy.“.

Dr Ernesto López (Argentina), director of the Institute of National Problems at the National University of Lanús, stated that “Dr Pashentsev has a very interesting stance on the political context and the psychological aspect of the sanctions against Russia. He holds a solid an acute view on the question.“.

According to Dr Konstantin Pantserev (Russia), professor at Saint-Petersburg University, “The researcher analyzes the sanctions in the context of strategic psychological warfare. Economic sanctions are a traditional weapon of the United States to weaken or in the best case to subvert their enemies; CAATSA is not an exception to this rule.“.

This report highlights in a very precise way how the US policy of sanctions is integrated into its strategic psychological warfare (SPW)  against its adversaries, mainly Russia,  in a context where military force is increasingly risky and soft power is insufficient.  It also demonstrates how sanctions are also used to interfere in the next presidential elections in Russia and are detrimental to the needed use of strategic communication as a means of cooperation” concluded Dr Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann ( Belgium), President of the organisation Eurocontinent.    

It is possible to read and download the second volume of Geopolitical Report at the following link: Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”: The Psychological Aspect