Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields. Material for Discussion at the…
18.02.2018
The year 2017 was a turning point in the transformation that began in the Middle East six years ago. Although none of the bloody conflicts is over and some are escalating instead of abating, fears
Report: A Look into the Future: Scenarios for Asia and Russia in Asia in the…
27.11.2017
This report outlines a number of scenarios for the paths Asia may take in the next 20 years, and what the choice of each of these paths will mean for Russia and its role in Asian affairs. These
Report: The Importance of Being Earnest: How to Avoid Irreparable Damage
16.10.2017
What is happening in the world? Is it a revolution that is breaking old foundations and bringing something fundamentally new? Or is it just a cyclical shake-up that will stir up the environment, but
Report: The Geography of the Eurasian Economic Union: From Challenges to…
13.10.2017
Economic geography is considered to be a historical limitation and even ‘geographical burden’ EAEU countries to bear. However, this brings a few potential advantages for the Eurasian integration.
Report: Global ‘Rightist Revolt’: Trumpism and Its Foundations
13.09.2017
Since 2015, the Valdai Discussion Club has been studying global alternatives to the traditional neoliberal mainstream and their impact upon the world’s transformation. The main collision in the march
Report: Toward the Great Ocean - 5: From The Turn To The East To Greater Eurasia
06.09.2017
The current stage of Russia’s turn to the East was conceived in the latter half of the 2000s as a somewhat late response to Asia’s economic rise, which opened many new development opportunities for
Report: The Russian-Japanese Rapprochement: Opportunities and Limitations
31.08.2017
Russian-Japanese relations are not lacking for drama. The two countries gravitate to each other in the economic sphere, but are at odds over territorial issues. Neither country wants to take a back
Report: The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: Stable Deterrence and Its…
17.08.2017
An asymmetric and unbalanced system of security has developed in the Euro-Atlantic region. It is based on a major gap in capabilities between Russia and NATO. Although that asymmetry was not of
Report: Reshaping Eurasian Space: Common Perspectives from China, Russia and…
03.07.2017
Russia – China relations have reached a record level. Exchange visits between the countries and gestures of friendship have become the norm. Nevertheless, the great potential for economic and cultural
Report: International Intervention in Conflicts. UN, OSCE, EU, NATO, CSTO…
28.06.2017
The modern world suffers dozens of conflicts every year and international interference is required for their settlement. What are the norms of such interventions? How to ensure an impartial
Report: The Middle East: Darkness Before the New Dawn? Regional Conflicts and…
16.06.2017
Military conflicts, terrorism, lack of natural resources, unemployment, disparity – all these are but a fraction of problems, which persist in the Middle East.  Political rivalry at
Report: The European Union’s Uncertain Future: What Should Russia Do?
10.05.2017
The best word to describe current state of affairs in Europe is uncertainty. A number of crises, which the EU has faced with in recent years, lead to the inevitable inner transformation of the Union