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July 7th, 2022. Russia and Venezuela diversify bilateral trade. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov and the Foreign Minister of Venezuela Carlos Faria Tortosa discussed the increase in bilateral trade and its diversification. See more…

July 6th, 2022. In one year, 4 million people were thrust into hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean. See more…

July 4th, 2022.  Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, leading researcher of Institute of International Contemporary Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Coordinator of the International Research Group on Threats to International Psychological Security  through  Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence  (Research MUAI), presented a paper “Malicious use of artificial intelligence and challenges topsychological security” on the Summer school “Artificial Intelligence and Society, AIS” in the HSE University. See more…

July 4th, 2022.  Evgeny Pashentsev, Coordinator of the International Research Group on Threats to International Psychological Security  through  Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence  (Research MUAI) See more…

June 15th, 2022. Malicious use of artificial intelligence was discussed at the UNESCO conference “Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and communication in the digital age” in Khanty-Mansiysk. See more…

May 19th, 2022. Maria Zakharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, visited Positive Hack Days 11, an international forum on practical security. The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry touched upon the topic of Russia’s digital independence and digital sovereignty. See more…

May 17th, 2022. Leading Researcher of the Department of European Integration Research of the Institute of Europe RAS Darya Bazarkina DSc made a presentation «Artificial intelligence in hybrid warfare» at the All-Russian Symposium «Communication Vector — 2022″, organized by Moscow State Linguistic University with the support of the Academy of Political Science and Moscow State Pedagogical University. See more…

May 13th, 2022. The Second Youth Internet Governance Forum Youth RGIF 2022 took place. The forum focused on the most relevant topics: the development of meta universes, cybersports, careers in IT, as well as the presentation of prizes. In the nomination «For Contribution to International Cooperation in IT» the main prize was awarded to Arevik Martirosyan, a postgraduate student of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, for the promotion of the School of International Information Security. See more…

May 13th, 2022. The Second Youth Internet Governance Forum Youth RGIF 2022 took place. The forum focused on the most relevant topics: the development of meta universes, cybersports, careers in IT, as well as the presentation of prizes. In the nomination «For Contribution to International Cooperation in IT» the main prize was awarded to Arevik Martirosyan, a postgraduate student of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, for the promotion of the School of International Information Security. See more…

May 1st, 2022. Vladimir Putin signed the Decree «On additional measures to ensure information security of the Russian Federation». In particular, the document obliges enterprises and institutions to appoint deputy heads for information security. See more…

April 28, 2022. Analytical article by Professor Evgeny N. Pashentsev, » U.S.: On the Way to Right-Wing Coup and Civil War?» was published. See more…

April 19th, 2022. Professor Evgeny Pashentsev, DSc, Leading Researcher at the Center for Digital Studies of the Institute of Actual International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, Professor Darya Bazarkina DSc, of the Department of International Security and Foreign Policy of Russia, Faculty of National Security, RANEPA and Dam Van Nhich PhD (Vietnam), Lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics, acted as key speakers at the international seminar «Russia’s Foreign Policy in an Aggravated International Situation». See more…

April 15, 2022. The International Research and Practice Conference «Digital International Relations 2022″ was held. The organizers are MGIMO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and the Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  See more…

April 4, 2022. A conference organized by the Center for International Information Security of MGIMO and the School of International Information Security was held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the event a report «International Information Security: Russia’s Approaches» was presented.  See more…

March 30th, 2022. A member of the NAIIS Presidium, Head of the Department of Security in the Information Environment of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Sergei Mikhailovich Boyko held a lecture at the Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy on «Russian Federation state policy in the field of international information security: goals, objectives, and main directions of implementation». See more…

March 22nd, 2022. Comment by Ambassador Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, Acting Director of the Department of International Information Security of the MFA of Russia “Cyberspace: war or peace?” to Newsweek, 22 March 2022 See more…

March 20th, 2022. Zelensky, Putin fake videos provide glimpse of evolving deepfake threat. See more…

March 14th, 2022. Analytical article by Professor Evgeny Pashentsev, Doctor of History, and inaugural Director of the Institute for National Security and Military Studies, professor M. Crosston “Russian Security Cannot be Anti-Russian”. See more…

March 12th, 2022. International Life published articles on information security: «International information law as a regulator of international relations in the sphere of information and communication technologies» and «Diplomatic patch for doctors: health information security on the agenda of international negotiations». See more…

March 10th, 2022 The monograph «Formation of cyberspace security assurance system » by Arevik Martirosyan, postgraduate student of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, has been published. The work is devoted to a comprehensive study of theoretical and practical aspects of the formation of the concept of international information security in terms of cyberspace regulation.  See more…

March 7th, 2022, Analytical article by Professor Evgeny Pashentsev , “Forcing the Correct Choice: Deterring Right-Wing Radicals and Preventing Threats to Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine” was published. See more…

March 7th, 2022. Centre for International Governance Innovation published a document on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Military Defence and Security. See more…

February 25st, 2022. Brazil’s Bolsonaro ruins in his vice-president over Russia comments. See more…

February 21st, 2022. Russia and China are going to regulate recommendation systems. Legislative authorities of the countries initiate the introduction of norms affecting algorithms of IT-companies. See more…

January 29th, 2022. The RIAC has published an overview of the report “Experts on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to International Psychological Security”. See more…

January 10th, 2022. The report by Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev “La legitimidad parcial de la administración Bien y una crisis global sistémica was published. See more…

January 5th, 2022. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev’s report on “The US Strategic Provocations before and during the Olympic Games: The Stakes are Growing” was published by the ICSPC. See more…

December 3rd, 2021. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev made a presentation to more than 100 Indian police officers on the topic: «Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for National and International Psychological Security and Smart Policing» within the framework of the retraining program «Artificial Intelligence for Smart Policing» (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India). See more…

December 1st, 2021. A seminars’ proceedings by young researchers from Cuba, India, Russia, and Vietnam on the topic “Malicious use of artificial intelligence as a threat to psychological security: Northeast Asia and the rest of the world” was published under the editorship of Prof. Darya Bazarkina. The seminars’ proceedings were prepared during the implementation of the grant project “Malicious use of artificial intelligence and challenges of information and psychological security in Northeast Asia”, supported by RFBR — VASS, N 21-514-92001. See more…

December 1st , 2021. As part of the implementation of the grant project «Malicious use of artificial intelligence and challenges to psychological security in Northeast Asia«, supported by RFBR and VASS N 21-514-92001, an analytical report «Experts on the malicious use of artificial intelligence and challenges to international psychological security» was published by ICSPSC. The report prepared by Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev who analyzed the main results of the of a survey of 19 experts from 10 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Cuba, Great Britain, France, Poland, Romania, Russia, Vietnam, and the USA. See more…

November 25, 2021. An international research seminar of young scientists on the topic «Threats of malicious use of artificial intelligence to destabilize international psychological security in the context of Russia’s national security» was held at the Institute of International Cntemporary Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. See more…

November 25th, 2021. A round table on the topic «Malicious Use of artificial intelligence and International Psychological Security» was held at the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. See more…

October 8th, 2021. The journal «Russia in Global Affairs» published an article by Prof. Darya Bazarkina and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev on the topic «BRICS Strategic Communication: Present and Future». See more…

September 21st, 2021, an international research seminar on «Modern information Technologies and Conflicts» was held at the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. See more…

September 15th, 2021. Dr. Greg Simons, associate professor at Uppsala University, a RLASSA member presented a paper at the international conference «The Role of Civil Society in ensuring democratic standards of organization and conduct of elections», organized by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Russian Society of Political Scientists. See more…

May 28th, 2021.  Springer Nature Switzerland AG has signed a contract with Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev on the publication of the book The Palgrave Handbook of Malicious Use of AI and Psychological Security. The work on the book, edited by Prof. Pashentsev, will involve 25 researchers from 12 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.  Many of the researchers are members of the international expert group Research MUAI. This publication should be the first comprehensive work on this hot topic. Evgeny Pashentsev was previously the editor and co-author of another book published in Palgrave Macmillan: Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities

May 2nd, 2021. The University of Computer Sciences (UCI) invites professionals linked to training, research and development activities, in the field of computer science, computer science and its applications, to participate in the IV International Scientific Conference UCIENCIA, to be held from 5 to 7 October 2021 in Havana. See more

April 2nd, 2021.  The final declaration of the international conference “Accelerating Actions and Promoting Digital Wellness (DW) in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI)” under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental «Information for All» Programme has been published, which widely reflects the proposals of the participants of the international expert group Research MUAI. See more…

March 28th, 2021. ASRIE Analytica, the partner of RLASSA, published Geopolitical Report Special Issue 2 titled “Partial Legitimacy of the Biden Administration and  What It Means for the USA and the World” written by Professor Evgeny Pashentsev. See more…

March 26th, 2021. Members of  RLASSA Darya  Bazarkina and  Evgeny Pashentsev organized and coordinated a round table on the issues of malicious use of AI at the international conference “Accelerating Actions and Promoting Digital Wellness (DW) in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI)” under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental «Information for All» Programme.  See more…

March 15th, 2021. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev have led the work of Russian researchers in the framework of a joint project supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) on the topic «Malicious use of artificial intelligence and challenges to psychological security in Northeast Asia». The research project is designed for two years (2021-2022), and its results are planned to be published in academic publications in Russia, Vietnam and other countries.

December 21st, 2020. The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) forecasts that the region will end 2020 with a 7.7% economic contraction, its largest in 120 years, before experiencing a 3.7% growth in 2021. Compared to the expected global contraction stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, Latin America and the Caribbean will be the hardest-hit region in the developing world. See more…

December 20th, 2020. The Journal “Russia in Global Affairs” published an article by Prof. Darya Bazarkina and Prof.  Evgeny Pashentsev ‘Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Psychological Security Risks in BRICS Countries’.  See more…

December 17th, 2020. Some 30 million people in Latin America are unemployed and 23 million will have left the workforce due to the lack of opportunities. In 2021, employment will be in intensive care and the indicators could worsen, says ILO annual Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean. See more…

December 15th, 2020. Springer Singapore is preparing a book for publication ‘Cognitive Semantics of Artificial Intelligence: A New Perspective’ by Prof. Alexander Raikov, the member of the international group for studies of threats to international psychological security through malicious use of artificial intelligence (Research MUAI) See more…

November 14th, 2020. The panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security: Theoretical and Practical Implications” with the participation of members of the international group for studies of threats to international psychological security through malicious use of artificial intelligence (Research MUAI)  took place at St. Petersburg State University as part of the international conference “Strategic Communications in Business and Politics” (STRATCOM-2020).  See more…

October 26th, 2020.  Member of the RLASSA Prof. Ernesto Lopez published the article «Parallel Lives. The Bolivian elections last week and the Chilean elections today». See more…

October 24th, 2020.  Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, coordinator of RLASSA and members of RLASSA Prof. Darya Bazarkina and Dr. Olga Polunina  presented their papers at the Mini Track on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Democratic Institutions and Political Stability at the 2nd  European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, 22nd – 23rd October 2020, Lisboa, Portugal. See more…

October 13th, 2020. The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences approved Victor L. Heifetz, the member of RLASSA, Doctor of History, professor at the St Petersburg University  as editor-in-chief of the journal «Latin America» for a period of five years. See more…

July 8th, 2020 As part of the seventh international scientific and practical conference «Stratcom-2020″, which will be held on November 12, 2020, a panel discussion takes place on the theme: «Artificial intelligence and international psychological security: theoretical and practical aspects». See more…

July 6th,  2020.  The Asian Age  (Bangladesh) published the essay “Challenges from malicious use of AI” by Dr. Kanan Purkayastha  where he presents some of the research findings from an international group of experts from Italy, Russia and Cuba, focuses on the risks of the malicious use of artificial intelligence by state and non-state actors to destabilize the psychological stability of society as well as on relevant activity to neutralize such threats. See more…

July 4th, 2020. David Raby an expert on Latin America, published an article “Strategy and tactics in Mexico’s transformation”. See more…

July 4th, 2020. Nova Science Publishers published the book edited by members of RLASSA Prof. Darya Bazarkina, Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev and Dr. Greg Simons “Terrorism and Advanced Technologies in Psychological Warfare: New Risks, New Opportunities to Counter the Terrorist Threat». See more…

June 17th, 2020. Tricontinental Institute for Social Research presented their research «Internet, Social Networks and Big Data: Culture and Communication in Digital Capitalism». See more…

June 8th, 2020.  The analytical report «Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security in Latin America» was published by ICSPSC. See more…

June 8th, 2020. Tricontinental Institute for Social Research estimated pandemic effects for the Latin America region in an analytical report “Latin America Under CoronaShock: Social Crisis, Neoliberal Failure, and the People’s Alternatives”. See more…

June 7th, 2020. “America Latina en movimiento” published an analysis of the recent transition from TLCAN (NAFTA) to the new T-MEC (USMCA). See more…

June 7th, 2020. The ICSPSC published the analytical report “Experts on the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Political Stability and International Psychological Security”  with expert opinions from Cuba, France, Italy, Romania, Russia and Vietnam. See more…

June 5th , 2020.  DSc. Evgeny Pashentsev, coordinator of RLASSA and DSc. Darya Bazarkina, member of RLASSA  in February 2020 visited Cuba. During the trip, Russian researchers took part in a number of academic events on the issues of the malicious use of artificial intelligence. A report was released on the results of their trip. See more…

June 3rd , 2020 Nova Science Publishers is completing the preparation for publication of a book edited by members of RLASSA Prof. Darya Bazarkina, Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev and Dr. Greg Simons “Terrorism and Advanced Technologies in Psychological Warfare: New Risks, New Opportunities to Counter the Terrorist Threat». See more…

May 24th, 2020.  Prof. Ernesto López published an article “Globalization, Pandemic and Beyond”.  See more…

May 18th,  2020.  The Daily Observer (Bangladesh) published the essay by Dr. Kanan Purkayastha  where he presents some of the research findings from an international group of experts from France, Romania, Russia and Vietnam, focuses on the risks of the malicious use of artificial intelligence by state and non-state actors to destabilize the psychological stability of society as well as on relevant activity to neutralize such threats. See more

 May 15th,  2020.  The third volume of the geopolitical report entitled «Coronavirus Pandemics, Huawei 5G Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Psychological Operations» prepared by Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev  was published by ASRIE Analytica (Rome). See more…

May 6th, 2020.  When US leaders talk about the promise of artificial intelligence, one application they regularly discuss is cybersecurity. But experts say European countries have thus far proven to be more measured in their approach to AI, fearing the technology is not yet reliable enough to remove human analysts. See more. See more…

April 26th, 2020. Professor Ernesto Lopez published an article » Ineffective militancy. After 1945, the United States won as many wars it lost.» See more…

March 23rd , 2020. Huawei announced today that several technology solutions focused on assisted screening, prevention and treatment of Covid-19 coronavirus are being implemented in Latin American countries, including those based on cloud technologies and artificial intelligence. See more…

March 3rd, 2020. Cybercriminals are now partnering with drug cartels across Latin America to attack financial institutions and governments, leveraging a wide variety of scams and malware to make millions, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm IntSights. See more…

February 14th, 2020.  The Committee of the European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics  (22 – 23rd October 2020,Lisbon) approved the mini-track “Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: New Challenges for Democratic Institutions and Political Stability”. See more…

February 4th,  2020.  In order to strengthen ties of solidarity and establish cooperation Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev, a leading researcher at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the International Center for Socio-Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC) and Darya Bazarkina, professor at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Coordinator of research programmes on  strategic communications at ICSPSC held talks and made presentations in the University of Сomputer Science (UCI, La Habana).  See more…

January 26th, 2020. Professor Ernesto Lopez published an article “Another stormy summit. The third hemispheric summit to combat terrorism and the inconsistent Trump policy”. See more

January 29th, 2020. The first volume of the geopolitical report entitled «Malicious use of artificial intelligence and international psychological security», published by ASRIE Analytica (Rome), is the result of a synthesis of presentations by Russian researchers, members of the EURUCM Network, on the topic of strategic communication and malicious use of artificial intelligence. See more…

December 17th, 2019.  Yuri Martins-Fontes, philosopher, doctor of Latin American History (University of São Paulo), post-doctorate in Marxist ethics and labor history, is professor, researcher and writer; author of «Marx in America» (Alameda, 2017) published an article «Latin American fascism is racist, not nationalist».

December 15th, 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), exams the consequences of neoliberal policy and the current course of Argentina within this context in his new article for El Cohete a la LunaSee more..

December 15th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev held a number of public events on the topic of malicious use of artificial intelligence and international psychological security. He spoke at the international conference in RIA Novosti (part 3, min.52 -1 hour 2 minutes), at Lomonosov Moscow State University. and the Higher School of Economics.

November 11th, 2019.  Russian researchers of strategic communication, members of RLASSA and  EURUCM Network, took part in a series of scientific events in the UK on the issues of malicious use of artificial intelligence and international psychological security. See more…

October 12th, 2019. The panel Artificial Intelligence: New Opportunities and Social, Political and Psychological Challenges in Latin America and the panel Psychological Warfare in Contemporary World and Latin America organized a joint session at the IV International Forum «Russia and Iberoamerica in the globalizing world: history and modernity» took place in Saint-Petersburg 1-3 October 2019. Co-Chairs of the Session were RLASSA members Prof. Darya Bazarkina and Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev  See more…

October 10th, 2019. In 2019 an international group of experts on international psychological security threats through malicious use of artificial intelligence has been established and successfully collaborates in conducting joint research, international conferences and scientific seminars. See more…

October 8th, 2019.  Palgrave Macmillan and Nova Science Publishers published  books with the participation of members of RLASSA Prof. Darya Bazarkina, Evgeny Pashentsev and  Greg Simons. See more…

September 9th, 2019. Prof. Evgeny Pashentsev presented his paper “Terrorist Psychological  Operations Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies and Their Neutralization”at the 2ndInternational Conference “Countering Illicit Trafficking in Arms in the Context of Fighting International Terrorism”, Moscow. See more

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.