"Knowledge Brokers": What Eurasia Needs" - article by Miras Zhiyenbayev for "Russia in Global Affairs" (12.08.2021)
Miras Zhiyenbayev's article "Knowledge Brokers: What Eurasia Needs"is published in a new special issue of the "Russia in Global Affairs" journal. The issue is based on the results of the project "Management of International Crisis in Conditions of Global Uncertainty" of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy together with the Higher School of Economics and the Center for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria), with the support of the profile committees of the Russian State Duma and the Federation Council, as well as the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the use of the grant of the Russian President for civil society development, provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.
- International institutions are always limited by their mandate, but even in those areas where their mandate does extend, the effectiveness of crisis response often tends toward zero.
- Either way, the world has already entered an era in which various non-traditional actors, like transnational tech-giants, business, non-governmental or private organizations, aspire to become more significant actors in international affairs.
- The most important characteristics of the future international system will be the speed of decision-making and interdependence.
- Existing subjects of international relations are forced to act under conditions of information oversaturation, so it becomes an objective necessity to use external experience - to turn to research institutions, knowledge brokers and think tanks.
- The problem for the decision-making apparatus of Eurasia may be that brokers are obliged to report not what the politician wants to hear, but what the politician needs to hear.
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