PIR Center and TRENDS Research & Advisory are deepening scientific cooperation

October 13, 2023

On September 29, 2023, PIR Center and TRENDS Research & Advisory exchanged analytical publications in frames of the bilateral cooperation agreement.

In the article “Generation Z Engagement in Politics: Preferences and Perspectives”, published on the PIR Center website, Mr. Sultan Majed AlAli, Acting Director of Barometer Department, TRENDS Research and Advisory, analyzed the perspective of Gen Z regarding foreign policy, and specifically their attitudes toward global issues.

“Scholars and academics have explored the unique characteristics, values, and perspectives associated with different generational cohorts for thousands of years. By doing so, they have deepened our understanding of how generational differences can shape society and influence its trajectory over time… Gen Z are characterized as being digitally savvy, racially diverse, and socially aware. As more Gen Zers come of voting age, they will have more electoral influence, and they will most likely use the digital space to communicate their opinions on politics, including foreign policy”.

In turn, Mr. Leonid Tsukanov, PIR Center Consultant, in the article “An ‘Elephant’ in the digital space: How does India operate in the cyberspace of the Middle East?”, published on the TRENDS Research & Advisory website, assessed how successfully India uses emerging technologies, in particular cybersecurity tools, to strengthen its influence in various regions of the Middle East.

“India has a well-deserved reputation as one of the leaders in the global IT industry… Against this background, it is not surprising that the digital factor has become one of the elements of the Indian strategy to build up geopolitical weight both at the global level and in the regions. Particular attention should be paid to the Middle East, where New Delhi acts not only as a supplier of ready-made technological solutions, but also as a full-fledged security exporter, combining official and business tools in its approach. Given the large-scale geopolitical shifts taking place in the Middle East today, it seems relevant to assess what place New Delhi occupies in the structure of the region’s cybersecurity and how its actions affect the balance of power”.

Key words: Middle East; Global Security; Modern Technology; Cybersecurity