in the world

The Chairman's Speech

Opportunities of Balance
The formation of a new stable peace in the world requires an intellectual breakthrough – it has to be invented. The final report of the Valdai Club is devoted to the opportunities of achieving a new world balance of forces that will be more or less stable – at least in the mid-term perspective. There are opportunities in this regard, but this task is not easy.

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Valdai Club in the media

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko. © www.rusemb.org.uk
Fyodor Lukyanov, Academic Director of the Valdai Discussion Club © www.rusemb.org.uk
Lord Robert Skidelsky. © www.rusemb.org.uk
Participants at the presentation. © www.rusemb.org.uk
From left to right: Lord Robert Skidelsky, Andrey Bystritskiy, Fyodor Lukyanov. © www.rusemb.org.uk
On January 29, 2016, in Vienna the Valdai Discussion Club presented a report entitled "Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests".
Laura Rockwood (left), Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, communicates with the participants.
Anton Khlopkov holds the report presentation
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna Vladimir Voronkov and Deputy Director of Middlebury Institute of International Studies James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Elena Sokova
Authors of the Report Anton Khlopkov and Dmitry Konukhov
Participants of the report preserntation in Vienna
Fyodor Lukyanov Academic Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club presented the Report. At the top table Wolfgang Petritsch, Ambassador, former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Representative of Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue
A participant of the presentation askes a question
Fyodor Lukyanov answered questions
Wolfgang Petritsch talkes to a Russian journalist
Discussions after the presentation
On January 18, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club held a presentation of a report entitled Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests.
Presentation of a report entitled Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests.
The report was hammered out by a team of analysts from Russia and countries of the Middle East. Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)
Participants at the presentation
Fyodor Lukyanov, Academic Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Editor-in-Chief of the Russia in Global Affairs journal; Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)
Irina Zvyagelskaya, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences ; Mikhail Lysenko, Advisor of the Center for Energy and Security Studies;
On January 18, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club held a presentation of a report entitled "Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests".
On January 18, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club held a presentation of a report entitled "Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests".
On January 18, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club held a presentation of a report entitled "Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests".
On January 18, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club held a presentation of a report entitled "Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests".
Rudi Sukandar, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, Alexei Volin, Berly Martawardaya, Viktor Sumsky
Rahimah Abdulrahim, Executive Director of The Habibie Center (L) and Mikhail Galuzin, Russian Ambassador to Indonesia (R)
Mikhail Galuzin, Russian Ambassador to Indonesia (L) and Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesia's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (R)
Rudi Sukandar, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, Alexei Volin, Berly Martawardaya
From left to right: Ambassador Mikhail Galuzin, Leonid Burmistrov, Miles Kupa
Prince Norodom Sirivudh (L), Alexei Volin (R)
From left to right: Richard Weitz, Ambassador Mikhail Galuzin, Leonid Burmistrov
Georgy Toloraya (L), Nandan Unnikrishnan (R)
Carolina Hernandez (R)
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at Valdai 2015 plenary session
Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)
Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani and Vladimir Putin
Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani and Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin and Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic (2003-2013)

Video

Highlights

Russia’s Regional Options in the World System
12/01/2016
Russia’s Regional Options in the World System

The Russian government will turn to strengthen the Eurasian Union as well as its political and economic alliances with the BRICS and the overlapping membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation...

Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript of the Final Plenary Session  of the 12th Annual Meeting
23/10/2015
Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript of the Final Plenary Session of the 12th Annual Meeting

Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript of Vladimir Putin's speech and Q&A session

Reports

Report: WAR AND PEACE IN THE 21st CENTURY: International Stability and Balance of the New Type
21/01/2016
Report: WAR AND PEACE IN THE 21st CENTURY: International Stability and Balance of the New Type

The year 2015 opened a new stage in the development of the international system. Despite the continuing erosion of the old institutions, for the first time in a long while we can see signs of emergenc...

Report: Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests
18/01/2016
Report: Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia’s Interests

The report was hammered out by a team of analysts from Russia and countries of the Middle East. Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), is the Editor-i...

News

Why Turkish and Saudi Boots on the Ground in Syria Can Be Undesirable for Washington
12/02/2016
Why Turkish and Saudi Boots on the Ground in Syria Can Be Undesirable for Washington

While the United States, Russia and Europe have recognized that the conflict in Syria has no military solution, the most active regional powers still focus on the use of military power.

Vietnam’s Old New Course: Between China and the United States
12/02/2016
Vietnam’s Old New Course: Between China and the United States

Vietnam wants to establish closer economic relations with the United States. However, its economic dependence on China is too strong.