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Cyber Security – an Instrument of Influence and Meddling in the Decision Making Process of our “Partner” Countries

On September 25th, 2018 the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) has organized the debate ” Cyber Security – an Instrument of Influence and Meddling in the Decision Making Process of our “Partner” Countries”. The first guest speaker of the event was Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. He has been covering security services and […]

Policy paper: Presidential elections in Russian Federation: a competition without competitors

In the Russian Federation, electoral ballots are organized as a “celebration of democracy”. On March 18, 2018, the Russian Federation held presidential elections. Eight candidates met with the voters in front of the ballot boxes. Did they succeed or not to make a demonstration of the pluralism of the political opinion in Russia and how honest was the public debate? Have the necessary premises been provided for a fair and […]

ESGA Q&A. Guest: Anton BARBASHIN

Anton BARBASHIN, editorial director at Riddle, political analyst. Between 2015-2018 he held the position of Managing editor at Intersection. Also, between 2014-2018 he was Analyst at Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. Specialist in International Relations, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management. Visiting Expert at Kennan Institute in 2017. This interview was realized by Dr. Angela Gramada in Bucharest on June 18th, 2018, during the participation of Anton Barbashin […]

ESGA Q&A. Guest: Alexander Golts

The guest speaker of the event was Alexander Golts, journalist, deputy editor for website EJ.RU (Yezhenedelny Zhurnal), Moscow, Russian Federation. This interview was realized by Iulia Joja, consultant for Euro-Atlantic security and defence, in Bucharest on September 04, 2017, during the participation of Alexander Golts at one of the events that are part of the “Dialogues with Russia for a new generation of experts” implemented by ESGA with the support of […]

ESGA Q&A. Guest: Mikhail Krutikhin

Dr. Mikhail Krutihin, a top-notch Russian energy analyst, co-founder and leading analyst of RusEnergy (www.rusenergy.com) was ESGA’s main guest in June 2017 http://www.esga.ro/271/. Below are examples of his views on the problems of the energy sector from an interview made by Leonela Lenes, expert on energy security energy diplomacy, Head of Economy/Energy Department, ESGA, co-founder of ESGA Moldova. This interview was realized by Leonela Leca, ESGA in Bucharest on June […]

”Evolution of social-economic policies in Russia” (Economy, Demography, Migration, State of the Nation, Protests)”

Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) has organized on June 18th, 2018, the debate ”Evolution of social-economic policies in Russia” (Economy, Demography, Migration, State of the Nation, Protests)”. The guest speakers of the event were Anton BARBASHIN, editorial director at Riddle, political analyst. Between 2015-2018 he held the position of Managing editor at Intersection. Also, between 2014-2018 he was Analyst at Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. Specialist […]

ESGA Q&A. Guest: Alex Nice

Alex Nice, British analyst covering the politics and economics of Russia and the post-Soviet space, Warsaw. In 2013-17 he was Regional Manager at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London covering Russia and the CIS. Prior to this he was the Coordinator of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was subsequently a member of the RIIA Council. This interview was realized […]

Russian Federation after Crimea’s Annexation. Impossible to ignore and difficult to engage

Europe’s fundamental security principles and the values of liberal democracy come increasingly under the pressure of Russia’s subversive or aggressive behaviour. Crimea’s annexation and the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine are questioning the viability of the European integration project and the Euro-Atlantic peace and security architecture (especially in the Black sea area, Baltic States and Poland). Moreover, Russia’s support for anti-immigrant, populist and extremist parties in Europe has proved its […]

Launching of the ESGA Q&A project

Starting with April 2017, we are launching ESGA Q&A project which is part of the communication platform of Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association. Our aim is to bring experts opinions, views and analysis closer to our audience. Through ESGA Q&A project, our goal is to become a dialogue facilitator by discussing a wide range of topics with our expert guests. Although all the views and opinions of the […]

Dialogues with Russia for a New Generation of Experts

Europe’s fundamental security principles and the values of liberal democracy come increasingly under the pressure of Russia’s subversive or aggressive behavior. Crimea’s annexation and the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine are questioning the viability of European integration project and the architecture of Euro-Atlantic peace and security (especially in the Black sea area, Baltic States and Poland). Moreover Russia’s support for anti-immigrant, populist and extremist parties in Europe has proved its […]