Its entire system of cultural, social, economic, and political relations is undergoing reconstruction.
This reconstruction can be attributed to mostly internal causes – political, economic, cultural, and civilisation-related – but there is an obvious link to the most alarming trends of global development. Its gist lies in the loss of control over international processes, the return of the factor of force, the growing role of accidents, the strengthening of the world’s periphery, and the crises of national states and identities.
The material for discussion has been prepared upon the request of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club by the research team of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Supervised by: Vitaly Naumkin
Research team: Irina Zvyagelskaya, Vasily Kuznetsov, Nikolay Soukhov