Natalia Burlinova is a political scientist and president of the Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives – Creative Diplomacy. Previously, she worked as a program director at the A.M. Gorchakov Foundation for Public Diplomacy Support. A graduate of MGIMO-University, she has been an expert at the Moscow-based Foundation for Historical Perspective and also at the RIA Novosti Joint Directorate of International Cooperation, where she was responsible for information coverage of Russia’s foreign policy. She anchored the foreign policy analysis programs ‘External Factor’, ‘Internal Factor’ and ‘Posolsky Prikaz’ on the Govorit Moskva radio station (92 FM).
As long as NATO and Russia keep looking at each other through the lens of the Cold War, it will be impossible to make positive changes in their relationshipRead more
Russia’s concept of “soft power” is similar to the one first articulated by Harvard’s Joseph Nye decades ago, but it is based much more on the use of information to present alternative viewpointsRead more
After the war with Georgia in 2008 exposed weaknesses in Moscow’s ability to wage an “information war,” Russia is stepping up its efforts to promote its image abroadRead more