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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.