Understanding the cultural effect of identity politics on national security

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

The changes happening in the world, which are fueled by the exponential growth of technology, lead to a constant increase of complexity. And the more complex the world becomes, the more important the role of national security becomes, since it alleviates fear among the general population, and it provides a framework to achieve long-term goals. In such situations, fostering a sense of security among the general population cannot just be reduced to having a strong military or a robust government. In fact, the rise of right-wing populism despite a situation of economic growth, in Germany or Austria for example, shows that having a stable economy and government is not nearly enough. Culture itself becomes a political factor. The cultural environment not only shapes “the incentives for different kinds of state behavior but also the basic character of states – state ‘identity’” (Katzenstein 1996). Hence the analysis of the cultural environment becomes increasingly important in defining national security. This is even more pressing during our times of global uncertainty and increasing global instability.
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Sergey Kurginyan’s speech on the Centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution

November 7, 2017.

When the course of events began, that gave rise to the Great October Socialist Revolution, the victory in the Great Patriotic War, spaceflight, and many other things, there were much fewer people who initiated the chain of successive events.
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Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why? An overview of the scientific-practical conference

24.10.2017, Russia.

This is the translation of the series of the presentations’ summaries of the scientific-practical conference “Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why”. The conference was held in Moscow on October 11 and 12. It was organized by Essence of Time social movement and Experimental Creative Centre International Public Foundation.
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Bloodshed in Charlottesville: What’s wrong with this picture?

(If you haven’t already, please read Part 1 first)

Having made the necessary historical digression concerning the mass erection of Confederate monuments and their connection to the proto-fascist Ku-Klux-Klan, let us now discuss specifically the clashes in Charlottesville and their consequences. Upon examining the incident and the informational wave that it produced, three anomalies jump out in front of one’s eyes.
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Charlottesville and the War on American History

On August 11-12 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia saw clashes between the far-right and their opponents, which led to three deaths (including the crew of a crashed police helicopter, and of course, Heather Heyer, an anti-fascist demonstrator who was run down by a fascist in an automobile), and 38 wounded. This incident brought a very heated conflict in American society to the surface.
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The Third Congress of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance: Overview

08.05.2017, Russia.

This is the translation of the series of the presentations and the resolution of the Third Congress of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance (the ARPR) organization. The Third Congress titled “The Impending Catastrophe and How to Combat It”  was held in Moscow on April 15th. Delegates from 64 regional offices arrived at the event. Members of The Federation Council and State Duma also participated, along with ombudsmen for children’s rights from a number of regions, clergy from various denominations, family and children’s experts that work in science, the arts, and education, from other parental organizations.
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