The main activity of the Centre is systemic monitoring and analysis of dynamics of socio-political transformation of specific countries and regions, forecasting their social and political development and consecutive development of recommendations on overcoming and avoiding socio-political instability.
Yevgeny Ivanov spoke at the Social Science Alliance conference organised by the FSN of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
A researcher from the CSRA presented his paper "Army and Politics in the Central Asian States in the Post-Soviet Period". The collapse of the USSR led to the fact that the Central Asian states, as well as other newly formed republics, faced the need to build and modernise their own armed forces to replace the all-Soviet army. In the course of his presentation, Yevgeny Ivanov emphasised that strengthening milirary capacities is an integral part of state building for any polity that claims full sovereignty. Despite the economic difficulties of the transition period, all Central Asian states are were endeavouring to develop their armed forces. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and, according to some reports, Turkmenistan, have increased their defence spending in the 2010s, upgrading their own material and technical base. At the same time, the increased focus on the defence sector is not currently affecting political processes.
A delegation consisting of Issaev Leonid, Vice Director of the Center for Stability and Risk Analysis , and Prof. Andrei Zakharov of HSE University of Russia visited the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) on October 10, 2023.
Flags of the Russian Federation in raging Africa. We are discussing political crises in the continent and prospects for Russia-Africa partnership. The Ministry of Economic Development says Russia is considering the possibility of building a logistics hub in East Africa. What projects will it help boost? And how Russian citizens can benefit from it ?Director of the Center Andrey Korotaev shared his opinion on these issues
Andrey Korotayev's presentation at the conference of the International Big History Association (IBHA)
The CSRA director's report is entitled "Patterns of complexity growth in the Big History. A preliminary quantitative analysis". In his presentation, Andrey Korotayev talks about recent findings, namely about two patterns of how Big History is getting more complex. The first pattern is a slowdown in cosmic evolutionary development that had being taking place several billion years after the Big Bang. The second is the acceleration of biosocial development, which began on Earth about 4 billion years ago.
The brochure contains basic information about the CSRA: history of origin, areas of activity, key achievements, publications, information about cooperation with educational programs, geography of expeditions and foreign partners.The brochure is of interest to both the HSE community and a wider audience.
On April 22, the Faculty of Social Sciences of the HSE celebrated its 9th anniversary. The Center for the Study of Stability and Risks became one of the participants in this event. At the site of the Center, one could learn about the history of our unit and its current activities, as well as try Arabic cuisine and participate in a quiz related to the CSRA research interests.
Andrey Korotaev presented his report "Complexity Growth Patterns in Big History: Preliminary Results of a Quantitative Analysis" at the webinar "Big History Studies from Russia: Complexity, Crises, Singularities", organized by the Eurasian Center for Megahistorical and Systemic Forecasting (Moscow, Russia) together with the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (India) and the Oberlin Big History Movement (OBHM) in Tokyo (Japan).
The session was held on the basis on Yasin (April) Conference organized by HSE University annually.
During the session the speakers talked a lot about the challenges Africa is facing in the 21st century, as well as the opportunities that appear for this continent in a changing geopolitical context. The prospects for cooperation between Russia and African states were discussed in particular.