Valdai Paper #70: A Tranquilizer With a Scent of Gunpowder. The Balance between…
20.07.2017
The serious decline in Russia’s relations with the West has breathed a new life into NATO, which returned to its traditional role, the containment of Russia.

Author: 
Prokhor Tebin
Valdai Paper #69. BRICS-Plus: Alternative Globalization in the Making?
12.07.2017
In current circumstances, the BRICS block has a unique opportunity to offer an inclusive agenda for the world economy and, thus, to lead the evolution of global economic integration.
Valdai Paper #68: A Cyber Revolt in the Making
22.06.2017
Regular news reports on cyberattacks, information leaks, hacking and their political consequences have been dominating the headlines. Cyberspace turned out to be an efficient means to bring people
Valdai Paper #67: Trumpery and Knavery: Looking for the Virtuous
05.06.2017
A coalition of knaves has formed to oppose Donald Trump's foreign policy shift. These knaves are no less prone to inventing ‘facts’, generating ‘fake news’, and pursuing neo-McCarthyite vendettas

Author: 
Richard Sakwa
Valdai Paper #66: Russia’s Allies and the Geopolitical Frontier in Eurasia
21.04.2017
The risk of Russia’s involvement in low-intensity military conflicts has been growing since the early 2000s. Instability along many stretches of the border has forced Moscow to increase its military
Valdai Paper #65: Defense Through Leadership: Turkey on the Eve of Its…
14.04.2017
The April 16 referendum will focus on power distribution rather than institution building. In other words, the organizers saw it as an opportunity to expand the President’s powers and allow him to

Author: 
Vladimir Avatkov
Valdai Paper #64: Into the Unknown: U.S.-Russian Relations Unhinged
07.04.2017
In the U.S. case, the known unknowns are numerous. They begin with the question of how much deck furniture Trump is willing to overturn in order to pursue an “America First” strategy.

Author: 
Robert Legvold
Valdai Paper #63: Russia, China and ‘Balance of Dependence’ in Greater Eurasia
31.03.2017
While Russia’s nascent Greater Eurasia initiative appears to be more ambitious in terms of scale, it is also more feasible due to the favourable balance of dependence.

Author: 
Glenn Diesen
Valdai Paper #62: Azerbaijan’s Geopolitical Identity in the Context of the 21st…
15.02.2017
Each state has its own geopolitical identity based on history, geography, civilization and religion. Azerbaijan's geopolitical identity has multi-layered features and connections to numerous

Author: 
Farhad Mammadov
Valdai Paper #61: Canaries in a Coal Mine. Why the United States is Experiencing…
02.02.2017
Events in the United States associated with the murder of policemen by black men are considered by the author as manifestations of terrorism. The main feature of them is that such violence is

Author: 
Peter Turchin
Valdai Paper #60: Uncertain World Economy: Time to Manage the Global Governance
25.01.2017
The world economy enters a new phase of prolonged recession without any breakthrough in sight. International community seems no longer capable of creating new global initiatives.

Author: 
Hongyul Han
Valdai Paper #59: Anti-Elite Protests and the Future Of Democracy
23.11.2016
The article reveals causes of the social protest and the emergence of qualitatively new components in relationship between the elite and society.

Author: 
Richard Lachmann