Valdai Paper #82: The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Impact on Europe
The Belt and Road Initiative, originally aimed at domestic economic development, has turned into an umbrella bringing together China’s ambitious projects to shape a new order in Eurasia, which
Valdai Paper #81: The Russian Revolution of 1917: History, Memory, and Politics
In 100 years since the Revolution of 1917, it continues to have impact on the Russian society. Divergent assessments of the Revolution and different approaches to its commemoration have been

Alexei Miller
Valdai Paper #80: The Global Resurgence of Economic Nationalism
Against a background of shifting geoeconomic power from the West to the East, economic nationalism has become the development strategy that allows rising powers to reverse negative asymmetry in

Glenn Diesen
Valdai Paper #79: Alt-Right: A Rise of Radical Alternative Rightist Movements in…
Alt-Right incarnation of the right-wing ideology presents a dubious and quite self-contradictive concept. What is more important is that it clearly illustrates the massive ideological and political
Valdai Paper #78: Arms Control, Security Cooperation And U.S.-Russian Relations
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

Steven Pifer
Valdai Paper#77: Whose Liberal International Order? The Remaking of Eurasia and…
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
While the North Korea crisis hangs over regional and global peace, the world calls out to constructive and peaceful cooperation that can halt the ‘conflict spiral’.

Lee Jae-Young
Valdai Paper #75: The Arctic In An Age Of Geopolitical Change: Assessment And…
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

Jeffrey Collins
Valdai Paper #74: Great Power Interventions and the Future of Responsibility to…
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
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

Jacob L. Shapiro
Valdai Paper #72: ‘Russian Hackers’ in the US Election: Myths and Reality
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

Pavel Sharikov
Valdai Paper #71: Arab Uncertainty after the ‘Spring’
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