Our partners and colleagues from the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting of Moscow (ISCPSC) reported the panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security: Theoretical and Practical Implications” held on November 12th, 2020, at St. Petersburg State University as part of the international conference “Strategic Communications in Business and Politics” (STRATCOM-2020).
Le sanzioni imposte dall’Unione Europea alla Russia per il caso Navalny rappresentano una leva geopolitica che Bruxelles vuole giocare nei confronti di Mosca per quel che riguarda il Nord Stream 2 in un periodo di che vede emergere significativi problemi internazionali come la diffusione del Covid-19, le crisi politiche dello spazio post-sovietico e la ripresa di attentati terroristici.
After over 10 hours the foreign affairs ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia supervised by Russia agreed on the cease-fire which should precede the peace negotiation between Baku and Yerevan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are claiming their ‘victory’ in the conflict, even though in Nagorno-Karabakh the real winner is the Russian Federation.
The Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan is experiencing a deep political crisis after the recent parliamentary elections. The country lacks clear leadership, the government forbade several people to leave the country, and the Kremlin had described the situation of the former Soviet republic as 'messy and chaotic'.
The Russian ambassador in Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, confirmed the Kremlin's interests in improving its diplomatic and commercial relations with Kabul and supporting the national peace process without any forms of foreign interference. Zhirnov's words underlined the Russian desire to play a strategic role in Afghanistan and counter the United States and Chinese presence.
The Caucasus might become the theatre of a new conflict whose consequences will impact the entire Eurasian region if the international community will not stop the military escalation at the borders of the de-facto Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
Demon Laplace is the Russian solution in the field of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) which has been adopted to contrast phenomena such as terrorism, radicalisation, criminal activities or monitor brand reputation, inter-ethnic conflicts and economic trends.
Turkey continues its technical military partnership with the Russian Federation because of Ankara's will of upgrading its defence system and capabilities and make the country less dependent from NATO. The second Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 might change the balance inside the North Atlantic Alliance and make Moscow and Ankara closer in the international arena.
L'Ucraina del presidente Zelensky continua a guardare in direzione occidentale auspicando di divenire membro dell'Unione Europea e della NATO, ma si vede costretta a gestire una situazione difficile interna aggravata dalla crisi sanitaria del COVID-19 e dall'acutizzarsi di vecchi problemi come la corruzione, il potere degli oligarchi e lo stallo in merito al conflitto con la Russia.
Russia plans to develop the infrastructure of the port of Makhachkala to transform the Dagestani capital in a logistic hub in the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus region and boost the socio-economic development. Moscow's desire to upgrade Makhachkala's seaport and airport challenges the city of Baku and the Azerbaijani aim to become the Caspian interconnection.
I servizi di sicurezza bielorussi ed i media locali hanno riportato la notizia dell'arresto di 33 contractors russi della compania Wagner accusati di pianificare azioni di destabilizzazione del paese in vista delle elezioni presidenziali previste per il 9 agosto 2020. Tale evento sottolinea ancora una volta come i rapporti Mosca - Minsk si siano raffreddati con la Bielorussia pronta a guardare verso l'Occidente e la Cina.
Iran and Russia are strengthening their bilateral cooperation in the field of scientific research focusing their attention on the Caspian Sea because the region plays a strategic role in the international arena and energy market. Furthermore, Tehran is becoming more involved in Russian domestic markets as demonstrated by the recent cooperation agreement between Iranian and North Caucasian academic institutions.
The press service of the Russian Federal Security Service reported that security forces prevented a terrorist attack organised by an alleged Islamic State militant. in the city of Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania located in the North Caucasus.