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Social Networks in the International and National Security

Oleg Demidov

The Arab Spring in 2011 has fuelled the debate among politicians, experts and journalists about the role of information technologies (especially social networks) as a factor of turmoil and revolutions. The author analyzes the individual social networking services and their impact on the world in terms of security. Given the trends in recent years, as well as the recent and ongoing online revolutions in the Middle East and other regions, the key question is what to make of the impact of social networks on international security and Russian national security.

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SECURITY INDEX №1 (98), 2012