The spectre of totalitarianism, or “Protection” for children and women

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

Spain left dictatorship behind long ago, but its seeds are sprouting through under full-fledged “democracy”. Genuine institutional violence against women has become a widespread practice, with a certain stereotype again being forced through the judiciary system, the state apparatus, and though social services, using false and manipulative reports in absolutely inhumane trials. Contine reading

Gender ideology and the undermining of the institution of the family

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

Acknowledgement:

I would like to begin by thanking the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance Organization for the invitation to this round table discussion, since I strongly believe that it is important to start discussing gender policy in light of national and legal security. Contine reading

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. Contine reading

Mamikonyan: USSR managed to walk on razor’s edge between equality and feminism

17.11.2017, Russia.

On November 5, at the meeting of the Sofia Club in Moscow, Maria Mamikonyan, a Chairwoman of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance (ARPR) organization for family protection, spoke about the strengthening of radical ideas in contemporary leftwing movements in comparison with traditional leftist ideas, Rosa Primavera News Agency reports. Contine reading