АСЕАН и Четвертая промышленная революция.
The article focuses on the influence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the current global and regional milieu. The key dimensions of this influence are revealed, the nature of challenges ASEAN is encountering is specified, and the practical directions of activity that will allow ASEAN to curtail the negative repercussions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the strategic perspective are outlined. The author argues that the prerequisites for ASEAN success in encountering the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be strengthened by its participation in the Greater Eurasia project.
As before, the latest issue of the “West – East – Russia” Yearbook covers major events, processes and trends of 2014 related to interactions between the developed Center and World Periphery and Semi-Periphery. Russia’s interests and positions in this context is important theme for us. Special attention is given to conflicts in Ukraine which were meaning not only at national or regional level, but also led to a restructuring of the World political space, confrontation between the West and Russia. Different problems in separate regions (including East Asia, South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa, CIS etc.) are examined. As usual, there is some information on ecological problems, academic activities and recently published books.
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.