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From Bytes to Bucks: Soft Power, Policy, Tech, and Culture

Three Wilson Center analysts examine the push and pull between state and society in the expression of cultural values in contemporary technologies, and what this tension implies for the international system:

1. Valerie Anishchenkova:  The importance of video games in modern global culture cannot be underestimated, especially in their increasing impact on personal and collective identities. What do Russian war-themed video games reveal about contemporary Russian nationalism? Who are friends and who are foes? Drawn directly from today’s geopolitical conflicts.

Wilson Center Seeking A Social Media Expert For Contract Position

Consistently ranked as one of the top think tanks in the world, the Wilson Center is looking for an experienced and talented social media professional to position this dynamic organization to be a trusted source and to provide a safe political space between the worlds of academia and public policy.

This is a contract position for 40 hours per week, in-house at The Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20004 for a period of 6 months with the possibility of renewal. Compensation range is $70,000-$95,000 depending on experience. 

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Russia has not seen a protest of this size since 2012 or earlier: on March 26, tens of thousands of people went out into the streets to show their indignation at government corruption. Some 1,500 were detained and dozens prosecuted as a result. Unusually for Russia, protestors in more than 80 cities took part in the events.

An Eye for Blogging

America is losing the digital war against the Islamic State

Two weeks ago in Boston, authorities stopped a disturbed young man before he could launch a terror attack; tragically, last week in Chattanooga, the story ended very differently. Law enforcement officials are scrambling to learn whether clues were missed that could have prevented the rampage and led to the alleged shooter, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. But in too many cases, the breadcrumb trail starts with suspicious ones and zeros — with digital propaganda that we still struggle to counter.

Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway

Terrorism, cyberbullying, child pornography, hate speech, cybercrime: along with unprecedented advancements in productivity and engagement, the Internet has ushered in a space for violent, hateful, and antisocial behavior. How do we, as individuals and as a society, protect against dangerous expressions online?

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