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June 24th 2019. Sputnik published an article about the research on the possible threats of artificial intelligence from the perspective of international psychological security (IPS), which was done by Prof. Darya Bazarkina at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs of RANEPA and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting.  The material is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

June 18th, 2019. RIA Novosti reported on the results of the research made by Prof. Darya Bazarkina at the Department for International Security and Foreign Affairs of RANEPA and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting, which was published in the journal «Russia in Global Affairs». Also, the preparation  of the forthcoming book «Terrorism and advanced technologies in information and psychological warfare: new risks, new opportunities to counter the terrorist threat», with the participation of researchers from eleven countries, was announced. See more…

June 10th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, Leading Researcher of Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting acted as a member of the Organizing Committee of The Second International Conference «Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age» and also presented paper on “Artificial Intelligence: Current and Promising Threats to International Psychological Security”. See more…

May 30th, 2019. At the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation the leading researcher of the Centre for Euro — Atlantic Studies and International Security (CEASIC)  DSc., professor Evgeny Pashentsev spoke on «The current situation in Venezuela: tensions remain». See more…

May 19th, 2019. Professor Ernesto Lopez, Director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of the Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA), examined possible consequences of gradual changes that take place in the Argentina legal base on the security and national defense issues. He thinks these changes a result of governmental goals to follow the security policy which is carried out by the United States. See more…

May 17th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, leading researcher of ICIS of DA, Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University submitted his report «Malicious use of artificial intelligence and new challenges for psychological security of Russia» within the research seminar on «Multipolarity as a factor of world stability and security of the Russian Federation» hosted by the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. See more…

May 12th, 2019. At the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS)of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign Ministry June 14, 2019 an international research seminar will be held with the participation of members of EU-RU-CM Network. See more…

May 5th, 2019. Professor Ernesto Lopez director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA), analyzed in his article perspectives of the actual line of Mauricio Macri government, oriented on the maintenance of counteraction to UNASUR, including such methods as creation of new organization of Latin-American countries (PROSUR). See more…

April 26th, 2019.  International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC), the Russian – Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) and the European – Russian Communication Management Network (EURUCM Network) organized the panel “Strategic Communication and Media” within the Fifth Annual International Conference “Transformation of International Relations in the XXI Century: Challenges and Prospects” (TIR 5) which was held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. See more…

April 25th, 2019. Members of  EU-RU-CM Network and RLASSA attended the round table “Strategic Communication Facing the Contemporary Political Challenges”, which took place in the Institute of Law and National Security of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)  and was moderated by Darya Bazarkina, Doctor of Sciences (in Politics), Professor at the Chair of the International Security and Foreign Policy of Russia and Evgeny Pashentsev, Doctor of Sciences (in General History), Professor, Leading Researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting. See more…

March 23rd, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev made presentations in South Africa on the issue of unstable dynamic social equilibriums and various aspects of the malicious use of artificial intelligence. See more…

March 3rd, 2019. Professor Ernesto Lopez director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) for the online journal “El Cohete a la Luna” gave an analysis of the current results of the US pressure on the Venezuelan military. See more…

February 14th, 2019.  Professor Ernesto Lopez director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) presented his vision of the US role in the development of the crisis in Venezuela for the online journal «El Cohete a la Luna». See more…

February 6th, 2019. Mini Track Call for Papers on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Democratic Institutions and Political Stability at the European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR). 31st October -1st  November 2019 at EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK. See more…

February 5th, 2019. Professor Evgeny Pashentsev held a talk on Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security in Internet at the round table at MIA “Russia Today”. See more…

February 4th, 2019. The Programme Committee of the fourth international forum «Russia and Ibero-America in the Globalizing World: History and Modernity». (1 – 3rd  October 2019) approved two panels in which the members of the RLASSA will take an active part: Artificial Intelligence (AI): New Opportunities and Social, Political and Psychological Challenges in Latin America  and Psychological Warfare in Contemporary World and Latin America.

January 31st, 2019.  At the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of Diplomatic Academy of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held a meeting of Discussion Club. The Leading researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies and International Security at ICIS, doctor of historical sciences, Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev presented his talk on The Current situation in Venezuela. See more…

January 18th, 2019 Prof. E. N. Pashentsev comments about psychological warfare on VTV (Venezuelan Television Corporation) (1:05-1:28). See more…

January 15th, 2019 Ernesto Lopez, director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA), evaluate principal positions of the new security plan provided by Andrés Manuel López Obrador. See more…

December 22nd, 2018 The speech of Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev at the round table on «Freedom of expression in the digital environment in the context of the discussion of international issues of information security in specialized international platforms», at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in which he analyzes new opportunities and new risks to national and international psychological security due to the rapid development of Artificial intelligence technologies and markets (AI) was published in Spanish and Italian versions.

November 28th, 2018. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev spoke on «Artificial Intelligence and Issues of National and International Psychological Security» at the round table at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. See more…

November 20th, 2018. Ernesto Lopez, director of the Institute of National Problems of the National University of Lanus, member of Russian-Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) commented on the G20 agenda and presented his vision of the prospects and results of the upcoming summit. See more…

September 20th, 2018. Russian researchers – RLASSA members, took part in a series of round tables, seminars, submitted lectures on the issues of international security, development of modern technologies and their role in the psychological warfare. The academic events took place Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo. See more…

June 22nd, 2018. The RLASSA members will take part in the section «Information Security of the State in the Circumstances of the Global Information and Psychological Warfare» in the framework of the VI international  conference «Strategic communications in business and politics» STRATCOM-2018 which will be held  November 22-23, 2018 at Saint-Petersburg State University. See more…

June 14th, 2018. June 14, at the Institute of International Contemporary Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign Ministry, a Discussion Club meeting was held. The event was attended by leading experts of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS). Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a  leading researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies and International Security at ICIS delivered a speech on the results  of the presidential elections in Venezuela . See more…

June 8th, 2018. The RLASSA members will take part in the mini track on Psychological Warfare, New Technologies and Political Instability in Contemporary World  which will be held within the framework of  the 14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, 28 February — 1 March 2019,  Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Mini Track Chair: Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev.  See more…

June 5th, 2018. The RLASSA members September 3- 5th will take part in the international round table New warfare theatres, methods and instruments from a Russian perspective, which will be held within the framework of the X National Congress of the Brazilian Defense Studies Association (ABED), September 3-5, 2018. in São Paulo. See more…

May 31st, 2018. May 31, at the Institute of International Contemporary Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign Ministry, a Discussion Club meeting was held. The event was attended by leading experts of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS). Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a  leading researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies and International Security at ICIS delivered a speech on «Revolutionary changes in modern technologies and their impact on socio-political processes and the system of international relations». See more…

May 29th, 2018. Selcuk Colakoglu, Professor of International Relations and Director of The Turkish Center for Asia-Pacific Studies has published a report about MIKTA’s (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia) opportunities to expand the global governance role of middle powers. See more…

May 18th-19th, 2018. Moscow hosted the «International forum  «Marx-XXI», dedicated to the 200th  anniversary of Marx’s birth with the participation of RLASSA members. See more…

April 27th, 2018. The section Strategic communication and media was held within the framework of the international conference «Transformation of international relations in the 21st century: challenges and prospects» at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The section was organised in partnership with the Association of Studies, Research and Internationalization in Eurasia and Africa (ASRIE)the European-Russian Communication Management Network (EU-RU-CM Network)the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy and the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC).Researchers of EU-RU-CM Network from Italy, Romania, Russia and Sweden together with other specialists in the field  took part in the work of the section. See more…

April 26th, 2018. The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) organised the Roundtable The Role of Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication in Times of  Growing Confrontation in partnership with the Advisory Committee on Humanitarian Cooperation, Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agencythe Association of Studies, Research and Internationalization in Eurasia and Africa (ASRIE)the European-Russian Communication Management Network (EU-RU-CM Network)the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy and the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC)See more…

About the Association

Russian – Latin American Strategic Studies Association (RLASSA) was established in the beginning of September 2017 by the initiative of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC) and the Group on Defense and International Security Studies (GDISS) at the State University of São Paulo. Currently RLASSA includes more than 50 researchers from Russia and seven countries of Latin America and its ranks are growing rapidly.

The main area of joint work of RLASSA members: strategic studies and their application to the practice of relations between Russia and Latin America, including an assessment of threats, risks and prospects for national defense and international security in the context of common interests and possible areas of cooperation.

 Among the possible topics of research are also: international conflicts and conflict resolution, peacekeeping missions, the role of new technologies in military build-up,  experience of  law enforcement agencies, strategic communication as a function of public administration and an important factor in international development, existing and future models of socio-political development, and other topics.

The Association is open for participation not only of specialists from Russia and countries of Latin America, but also of other states because  strategic aspects of the development of any nation or region always come to the global level due to objective, though highly contradictory processes of globalization.

RLASSA Coordinators:

Evgeny N. Pashentsev (Russia), DSc., professor, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, Director of the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting.

Héctor Luis Saint-Pierre (Brazil),  professor, Director of the Institute for Public Policy and International Relations at the State University of Sao Paulo “Julio Meshkita Filho”, Head of the Group on Defense and International Security Studies.