US infrastructure relies on commercial information stolen from other countries and provided to local contractors by US intelligence agencies.
Inexhaustible clones of such chats operating on a 24/7 basis will soon be massively used to influence public opinion and demoralize society.
The UK government is finding new ways of spying on citizens, cooperate with private companies hiring them for big-data analysis, malware-creation.
The disproportionate nature of Washington’s reaction to Beijing over such balloons also looks rather odd in the face of vast surveillance technologies it deploys against adversaries and friends. But politics is not merely the art of the possible but an opportunity for the absurd to find form and voice. On this score, the mouse has clearly terrified the elephant.
Weapons, lacking sentience and moral orientation, are there to be used by all. Once out, these creations can never be rebottled. Effective spyware, that most malicious of surveillance tools, is one such creation, available to entities and governments of all stripes. The targets are standard: dissidents, journalists, legislators, activists, even […]
Part I Economy and migration One of the focal causes of the migration movement across the globe historically and contemporary is an imbalance between population and economic resources which very often is leading to population movements or migration from one place to another. From the very general economic perspective, migration […]
The recent immigration crisis on the Belarus-Polish (EU) border can be repeated and even more to include and Lithuanian (EU) border with Belarus with unpredictable political results. Nevertheless, the 2021 November refugee crisis on the eastern border of the EU once again open the question of immigration, refugees, and asylum […]
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV The English language as soft power Language is the general term for human vocal (and as well as written and signed) communication. Since languages differ appreciably from each other, they, therefore, form highly effective markers of different cultures and different ethnic groups […]
Part I, Part II, Part III Various actors of soft power We have to keep in mind, nevertheless, that in the very practical activity, a state authority can’t possess comprehensive soft power in all possible areas as soft power is not proportionately disseminated in all areas. As a matter of […]
Part I, Part II Soft power and multilateral international institutions If we are taking into consideration the relations between IR and diplomacy, founded on the contractual relations between the states, it can be argued that soft power in this case mostly depends on the ability of the state authorities to […]
Part I The factors of soft power’s influence It has been already two last decades recognized worldwide that soft power is an extremely significant instrument in both politics and diplomacy in the hands of many states but especially those whom we can call as great powers as they are the […]
French Emperor Napoleon I, was convinced that only two powers existed in the world: the sword and the mind. Sword can prevail over the mind in a short time but in the long run, he believed that the mind would beat the sword. As the mind is mightier than the […]