Valdai Paper #78: Arms Control, Security Cooperation And U.S.-Russian Relations
17.11.2017
The U.S.-Russia relationship has hit its lowest point since the Cold War. Ensuring strategic stability — a situation in which neither side has a strong incentive to strike first, even in a severe

Author: 
Steven Pifer
Valdai Paper#77: Whose Liberal International Order? The Remaking of Eurasia and…
03.11.2017
Whilst the illusion that the liberal international order to be the steadfast and supreme one has been shattering, the rebirth of Eurasia as a rising hub of multilateral cooperation based on mutual
Valdai Paper #76: The New Northern Policy and Korean-Russian Cooperation
27.10.2017
In 2013, South Korea government launched the Eurasian Initiative, aimed to speed up cooperation with Eurasian countries, including Russia. In spite of lip service and red tape during implementation of

Author: 
Lee Jae-Young
Valdai Paper #75: The Arctic In An Age Of Geopolitical Change: Assessment And…
21.09.2017
Arctic remains one of the world’s last great, pristine and undeveloped areas. Equivalent to one-sixth of the world’s landmass, the region is home to just 4 million people. The region is rich in both

Author: 
Jeffrey Collins
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