Podberezkin A.I.

Security Strategy: Governing the Future instead of Deterring It

The article attempts to present a new vision for the strategic development of the Russian Federation. The authors note that the search for strategy should be made on the meta-level analysis in order to take into account either the military and political context of national security or the future interests of Russia. This allows one to reduce uncertainty in the strategic planning process. The author notes that the current military-political strategy of Russia is based on a fairly old idea of deterrence. This strategy is reactive in nature and involves responding to external challenges and threats in the international political environment.

Public Diplomacy in Power Clash of Civilizations

In the article, public diplomacy is seen as a set of actions committed by o cial and uno cial organs of the state, to achieve foreign policy goals through the dissemination of information (disinforma- tion) or create the necessary impact on the ruling circles and the public in foreign countries. According to the authors, public diplomacy has become an integral part of network-centric hybrid war, in which the role of the information against the enemy becomes decisive. Аt the beginning of the XXI century media, including network ones, have become the most important policy tools with which you can achieve the most important goals that were decided before the other (economic, military, financial) policy instruments.

Political Elites as an Object of Coercive Influence in Contemporary World Politics

The article discusses the trend of securitization of the political elite as a reaction to strengthening of coercive influence upon these elites in terms of consolidation and strengthening of confrontation between different civilizations. The authors argue that the main object of the coercive influence in world politics, which ensures stable control of regime change and a managed transit is the political elite rather than civil society. The assumption then is that the main object of the security and the securitization in world politics is to be political elite. Securitization of the political elite can be seen as a necessary condition for ensuring the sovereignty at the level of local human civilization.

Local Civilizations in Eurasia: Long Term Scenario of Interaction

The article is devoted to analyzing the interactions of local civilization in the world and in Eurasia. The authors pays close attention to the theoretical issues of the subject matter. They choose for their analysis the nonessential conception of civilization. It allows societies with in a single civilization with radically different views on the civilizational reference framework. This conception explains why there are more clashes within a civilization, then among them. Then the author dwell sont he issue of civilizational conflict in Eurasia.

Long-Term Scenario of International Developments

This paper proposes an approach to long-term scenario building in international relations, based on the analysis of changes in the dialectics of war and peace. Long-term trends in the development of forms and manifestations of violence in international relations, as well as the methods and approaches to its control and management determines the development of international relations. In solving the methodological problem of long-term forecasting, it must be as-sumed that the mere mechanical extrapolation even in the medium term has no meaning. The key current trend in terms of political violence is a blurring of the distinction between war and peace.

Military-political studies at MGIMO

Military-political issues is an important area of research work at MGIMO. The difference in this direction from the classical international specialization is that it is at the intersection of several disciplines: military science, military-technical and military-industrial as well as International Relations. A specialist in military and political issues should not only be an expert in the field of international relations and diplomacy, but also have a deep knowledge of military-technical issues to understand the basic trends in the development of scientific and technological progress and its impact on the balance of forces in the world . Global changes in the balance of power and the nature of the conflict, the emergence of new types of weapons are changing the basic methods and approaches to the art of war, which requires a science-based perspective on problem solving and multi-disciplinary approach in achieving the goals. 

Threat from European missile defense system to Russian national security

The article analyses the political and military aspects of progress in the dialogue between Russia and the U.S./NATO on cooperation in missile defense; investigates the past experiences and current state of cooperation between Russia and the Alliance on missile defense issues; examines the technical features of American missile defence systems today; finds a solution to question whether or not the European Missile Defence Program actually threatens Russia’s nuclear deterrent and strategic stability in general; identifies both potential benefits and possible losses for Russia stemming from the development of cooperation with the United States and NATO in countering ballistic missile threats, or from refusal to have such cooperation.

Eurasian Aerospace Defense: the Role of Strategic Nonnuclear Arms

The article analyses the problem of non nuclear high precision conventional arms acquiring offensive and defensive functions. The author claims that by 2020 all strategic objects in Russian will be targeted by aerospace defense systems and there’s great probability that they might be destroyed by the first disarming strike of a potential adversary.

Eurasian aerospace defense as the idea and the project

Magazine «Vestnik of the MGIMO- University» starts publication of series of articles, A. Podberezkin, dedicated to the development of ideas and create contours of the concept of the Eurasian air-space defense (EASD). The author acknowledges that the implementation of such a system today can seem like a fantastic idea, but not less fantastic in its time it seemed to the creation of the OSCE, and now – EUROPRO with the participation of Russia. Nevertheless, he insists that politically, economically and military-technically this idea can be real, unless, of course, to the implementation of the phased approach, «without fanaticism», taking into account the interests of the majority of the countries of Eurasia. At the same time, the growing weight of the uncertainties in international relations was created for humanity greater risks than traditional threats. The attention of the readers is the first of a planned series, in which justifies the main ideas of the research project.

Modern Universities – The Origin of New Ideas, Technology and Creative Class

Under the influence of "Knowledge- Based Economy" the role and importance of universities as centers of social and socio-economic development has risen significantly. It is not a surprise that position of national universities in the world academic rankings largely reflect the ability of their countries to influence global politics. The authors consider the leading humanitarian universities as a major intellectual recourse and institution of a country. Special attention is given to the problem of distortion of Russian humanitarian universities’ place in world ratings that adversely affect their relative competi-tiveness.