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Russians Adrift on the Sea of Values
Russians Adrift on the Sea of ValuesMikhail Dmitriev on the changing values of Russian society
by Alena Epifanova
„Public consciousness of Russians is deanchored from static ideas which were stabilizing attitudes, now it is like a ship without an anchor on the high seas,“ – economist Mikhail Dmitriev on his study, indicating a change in values in Russian society.
„A state does not get a Silicon Valley at the press of a button”
„A state does not get a Silicon Valley at the press of a button”Jane Zavalishina about Russia’s digital economy
by Alena Epifanova
Russia’s potential for digital innovation is enormous, talents abound and banks as well as state authorities are often more digitally adept than their Western counterparts when it comes to dealing with end customers. Nonetheless, the conditions set by the state impede the sector’s competitiveness. This also hinders much needed investments for Russian start-ups that require access to global markets.
Germany’s Bridging Role
Germany’s Bridging RoleDaniela Schwarzer’s views on Poland and the European Union’s next phase
by Daniela Schwarzer, Milan Nič
Listen to the podcast of Milan Nič’s interview with Daniela Schwarzer, director of the DGAP, on Trump’s July visit to Warsaw and the dilemmas that Poland faces today in the European Union.
Russian Disinformation Today
An audio interview with Peter Pomerantsev
by Juulia Baer-Bader
Peter Pomerantsev talks about Russian propaganda and disinformation, how Russia views political warfare more generally, and the country’s efforts to exert psychological influence abroad. Despite similar aims, current Russian modes of propaganda differ radically from Soviet-era methods because of the starkly changed media landscape. According to Pomerantsev, strengthening today’s public against all forms of misinformation, rumor, and fake news requires radically rethinking the media.
Going All the Way to Zero
An audio interview with Pavel Podvig on nuclear disarmament and the New START treaty
by Juulia Baer-Bader
This May, Pavel Podvig, an independent researcher working with the UN and Princeton University, joined the DGAP’s Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership to discuss Russia’s nuclear strategy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about the current state of Russia’s nuclear arsenal, the START Treaty, and what shape further nuclear disarmament could take. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Meet Deterrence with Deterrence
An audio interview with Pavel Felgengauer on nuclear strategy in Russia and the West
by Juulia Baer-Bader
Pavel Felgengauer, an independent analyst of Russian military affairs, joined the DGAP’s Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership to discuss Russia’s nuclear strategy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about how Russian and Western deterrence differ from one another, and what Russia’s nuclear arsenal means for its Great Power status. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Russia’s Quest for a New Security Order
An audio interview with Pavel Baev
by Juulia Baer-Bader
At the DGAP’s new Strategy Group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership, Pavel Baev (professor at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo) discussed the logic and objectives of Russian security policy. Juulia Barthel (DGAP) spoke with him about what drives Russia’s strategic approach and the resources available to fund its policies. Please click below to listen to the interview.
Greece: A Clear Roadmap for Debt Relief is Needed
Greece: A Clear Roadmap for Debt Relief is NeededQuestions for George Papaconstantinou
by Julian Rappold
DGAP Interview (November 21, 2016)
Greece recently completed its first review of the third bailout program agreed on in 2015 with European lenders. Its government has pressed to put talks on debt relief back on the Eurogroup’s agenda. The former finance minister reflects on the current political and economic climate in his country after the fall 2015 parliamentary elections, the current state of implementation of reforms, the likelihood of debt restructuring for Greece, and the lessons the eurozone has learned from the Greek crisis.
Russia’s Policy toward Conflicts in Post-Soviet States
An audio interview with political scientist Sergey Markedonov
by Juulia Baer-Bader
Russian political scientist Sergey Markedonov (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) spoke with the DGAP’s Juulia Barthel (of the Robert Bosch Center’s program for Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia) about Russia’s policy toward various conflicts in post-Soviet states, particularly in the Caucasus, and about possibilities for closer cooperation with the West. Click on the picture to hear the interview (in English).
Time Is Running Out for a Two-State Solution
Time Is Running Out for a Two-State SolutionAndreas Reinicke, EU special representative for the Middle East peace process, on the plans for a new US initiative
by Andreas Reinicke
DGAP Interview, May 3, 2013
Efforts to find a solution to the Middle East crisis are slowly moving into gear again. This March, US President Obama visited Israel and the Palestinian territories. John Kerry, his new secretary of state, is ready to mediate between the two opponents. Both the US and the EU are holding on to the goal of a two-state solution. “But we don’t know how much longer the window will stay open. The time will come when this option is no longer realistic,” said Andreas Reinicke in an interview with DGAP.
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