On August 28, 2019, the outcomes of “Political Landscape-2019 in the Context of World Regions: Research and Analytics” project were presented in Moscow. The respective body of surveys was performed by International Anticrisis Center (IAC), Russian think tank focusing at research and political consulting. In 2018–2019, IAC experts examined the major political events in different regions around the world. The audience was familiarized with research conducted by IAC experts in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel and Madagascar.
Yulia Afanasieva, political scientist and IAC Project Manager, presented the findings of her colleagues to attending experts. Regular IAC contributors, the UK expert in geopolitics Clifton Ellis, Professor Stanislav Tkachenko, Department of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, and Sergey Khrushchev, Center for Socio-Economic and Geopolitical Studies, presented the progress and achievements of the Center.
This presentation got attention of a wide range of experts. The event was attended by Vladimir Shapovalov, board member of the Russian Political Science Association, and Anton Davidchenko, Social Engineering Agency (SEA) coordinator. Research materials were discussed by members of the academic community, – Galina Sidorova, former diplomat and leading researcher at Centre for Studies of Russian-African Relations and Foreign Policies of African Countries, Sergey Pershutkin, Director of Moscow Institute of Sociological Research, and Vladimir Ivanov, Associate Professor of Comparative Political Science, RUDN. Alexander Malkevich, President of Foundation for National Values Protection, acted as the event moderator.
The IAC Project Manager Yulia Afanasieva briefed the audience on the recent IAC analytical reports. She emphasized that materials prepared by the Center do not only contain analytics, but also provide forecasting the further development of the situation. Exactly these forecasts allowed the IAC team to develop a set of customer recommendations for eliminating the identified socio-economic issues without resort to sweeping methods, such as shock therapy reforms.
The IAC contributors were also given floor at the meeting and sensitized the colleagues on their research. Clifton Ellis addressed the bankruptcy of the centrism ideology as the framework model of socio-economic development of Western countries. Stanislav Tkachenko presented the findings on the US domestic political situation studied in conditions of the upcoming presidential election. Sergey Khrushchev, an expert at Center for Socio-Economic and Geopolitical Studies, presented materials on territorial claims to Russia by neighboring states.
Galina Sidorova, leading researcher at the Centre for Studies of Russian-African Relations and Foreign Policies of African Countries, pinpointed the need of studying the Central Africa situation and developing partnerships with the regional countries.
Vladimir Ivanov, Associate Professor of Comparative Political Science at RUDN, presented to colleagues his survey of the political situation in Albania in connection with municipal elections held in June 2019 (despite almost full boycott from the opposition, the election results were recognized by the US and the EU).
At the adjournment, Alexander Malkevich announced the next meeting of the African Discussion Club and the extended thematic discussion under the auspices of the Foundation to be held at the Russia-Africa summit, late October 2019 in Sochi.
The outcomes of research by IAC specialists, as well as the works of the contributors are available on our website.