Nina Lavrenteva

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Soft power as a threat to a hard power

2012 was fruitful for Russian legislators and painful for the NGOs. That year marked the series of laws threatening the fragile civil society in...

Food power

Last March, as Russia annexed Crimea, the European Union, Canada and the United States imposed sanctions – travel bans and asset freezes against some...

SPIEF 2015: Tendencies and expectations

This week the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, the biggest event in business life of Russia and its investors will take place. It is...

Football, money and politics

Several days before the FIFA’s presidential elections, one of the biggest corruption scandals in the history of the organization has burst out. ...

Ideology of the Winner

The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Russia were in top headlines last week. Grand events, commemoration ceremonies,...

The Elders and Russia’s role in international affairs

Six members of the Elders Group, led by Kofi Annan, took a three-day trip to Moscow to hold a series of private meetings with...

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Unveiling and Navigating the Somalia-Turkey Defense and Economic Pact

The recent signing of the "Framework Agreement for Defense...

Of Russia’s Presidential Election and the West: Pride and Prejudice

“For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,”...

‘Robot cars’ are coming. How can we make sure they’re safe?

The concept of “autonomous” cars, moving us all around...

Global Cybercrime Treaty: A delicate balance between security and human rights

Cybercrime is a multi-trillion-dollar business. Drugs and weapons are...
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