Valdai Paper #74: Great Power Interventions and the Future of Responsibility to…
24.08.2017
Over the past decades, there have been multiple instances of great power military interventions justified by the “responsibility to protect”. However, in some parts of the world it was considered to
Valdai Paper #73: Russia–US Relations and the Future of Syria
10.08.2017
This is not to say that Russian and U.S. interests will line up perfectly or that this will lead to a U.S.-Russia detente. Overall, however, Russia and the U.S. will have more shared strategic

Author: 
Jacob L. Shapiro
Valdai Paper #72: ‘Russian Hackers’ in the US Election: Myths and Reality
07.08.2017
It makes sense to examine if any Russian “interference” in the US elections in November 2016 ever took place, and how this topic has been developing so that to result in a new anti-Russian law. What

Author: 
Pavel Sharikov
Valdai Paper #71: Arab Uncertainty after the ‘Spring’
27.07.2017
After six years of rapid and successive developments that have engulfed Arab countries, they could not reach a safe path towards the future. They are still suffering instability and bloody conflicts
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