Russian-Chinese Exercises in the Baltic As an Element of a Changing World
24.07.2017
Every two years the Russian and Chinese Navy change place for drills across the oceans. Both countries assume certain responsibilities to guarantee maritime security and peace. Exercises in the Baltic

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Feng Shaolei
Three Paths for Iran After Khamenei
21.07.2017
The age and deteriorating health of Ayatollah Khamenei breed speculation about the future of Iran after the passing of the Supreme Leader. Valdai Club experts Vladimir Sazhin and Alexander Maryasov
The End of Institutions or New Forms of International Discourse?
19.07.2017
BRICS should remain an example of a new type of civilized intercourse by a group of major independent states. The ability to uphold common approaches to a preconceived ideal world order is quite rare
Whatever Happened to the Refugee Crisis?
18.07.2017
While Europe’s refugee crisis two years on may look somewhat different now it is broken up into constituent parts, the original problem remains. The Schengen agreement, which abolished border controls

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Mary Dejevsky
Seizure of Diplomatic Property Aggravates Anti-Russian Hysteria
18.07.2017
While expulsion of diplomats is a common international practice, the seizure of diplomatic property, even if it allegedly was used for "illegal" activities, is a violation of international

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Rein Müllerson
Trump’s Visit to Paris: A Win-Win Relationship?
17.07.2017
The most important outcome of Trump’s visit to France is psychological. The prestige of Macron in the French public opinion increased tremendously. Macron received the President of Russia in the

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Yvan Blot
2018 Elections in Italy: Stopping the Migrant Surge and Getting EU Aid
17.07.2017
The Gentiloni cabinet is facing a real predicament. Ahead of the 2018 elections it finds itself under pressure from both center-right and populist forces that are displeased with the inability of the

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Olga Potemkina
Trump’s Visit to France Marks Reversal in Trump’s ‘Isolation’
14.07.2017
French President Emmanuel Macron will not attempt to pressure US President Donald Trump into any difficult situation, as his goal is to make the best of a difficult situation, Dr. Igor Delanoë,

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Igor Delanoe
How to End the Korean Peninsula Crisis: Political Uncertainty and Faltering…
14.07.2017
North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test seemed like a red line to many, but it should be understood that North Korea needs a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile not in order to behave
Chancellor Merkel’s Summit
13.07.2017
The G-20 summits were established in response to the global financial crisis of 2008-9, giving recognition to the important role that emerging powers outside the G-7/8 could play in resolving the

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Alan W. Cafruny
Kurdistan Referendum: Challenges and Consequences
13.07.2017
The referendum on Kurdistan's independence, supposed to be organized on September 25, is a very important development as it would add more difficulties to the complicated scene in the Middle East.
G20 Summit’s Main Takeaway: Under Trump, US Will Continue to Go It Alone
11.07.2017
Being out of sync with the rest of the world has great impact on the United States’ influence, writes Valdai Club expert Clifford Kupchan. However, just because the US was an outcast at the G20

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Clifford Kupchan