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Associate Research Fellow delivered Public Lecture on Geopolitics in Times of Information Confrontation

04.02.2020

On 3 February Ms. Lidia Chikalova, Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy, delivered a Public Lecture on "Geopolitics in Times of Information Confrontation. The Middle Eastern Case. Series 1: Information Confrontation between Russia and the USA in Times of Syrian Conflict." The first part of the lecture was devoted to the literature review of information confrontation phenomenon, its definition and stages during the Syrian conflict. Furthermore, Lidia offered a critical overview of the coverage of the conflict by the USA and Russia by analyzing the most relevant media sources of the USA and Russia and their publications, as well as laws and information doctrines from the two countries for the period from 2011 to 2020. Lidia reviewed and compared the strategies of managing information confrontation. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion, where students and experts asked questions on Syrians position in this conflict, as well as the role of Turkey and current policy of the USA and Russia toward Syria.

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