Oleg Barabanov

Russian Federation

Head, Department of EU Politics at the European Studies Institute at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Russia (MGIMO University) (since 2007); Research Fellow, Valdai Club Foundation.



Professor, School of World Economics and Global Politics at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (since 2009). Ph.D (Politics).

Previous positions: Lecturer, Department of History, Moscow State University (1994–1996); Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (1997–2004); Head of Directorate for Research Policy at MGIMO University (2005–2008).

Co-author of Valdai Club reports on relations of Russia with China and USA.

Author of publications at the Valdai Club site on educational policy in Russia, on relations of Siberian regions with China, and on ‘nuclear fears’ after the Ukrainian crisis. Author of 6 research monographs.

Materials

Pancasila vs. Islamism: Indonesia’s New Ideological Course
13.06.2017
We are witnessing a dramatic reorientation of Indonesia’s official state ideology: what was anticommunism is now anti-Islamism. Naturally, this will only stir up the already restless civil society. It

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The UK Is on the Verge of Radical Decisions
09.06.2017
The UK is in a difficult situation, if not a stalemate, following the general election, according to Valdai Club Programme Director Oleg Barabanov. According to him, a rejection of Brexit and other

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Russia and the G7 Summit: Much Will Depend on What Trump Wants
26.05.2017
The question of Russia's return to the G7 is not on the agenda of the summit. Trump's internal political problems, the pre-election situation in France, the UK and Germany will bring
The “Normalization” of Trump: Military vs. Family
05.05.2017
US military circles are sending signals that they seek closer dialogue between the US and Russia (so-called mil-mil communication) with the participation of high-ranking military officials and

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Brexit and Europe’s Trumpist Future
11.04.2017
There’s a sufficiently large number of countries within the EU whose leadership and influential political actors will not rule out the possibility of leaving the EU or, at least, the common euro zone.

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Democracy and Populism in the Arab World: Summarizing Valdai Club’s Middle East…
07.03.2017
Given the growing demographic preeminence of predominantly young lower classes, it appears that democracy can only win in a small urbanized Arab country.The general rule of a systemic democracy is

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‘Their Triumphs Have Not Been Your Triumphs’: Trumpism and the Global Revolt
27.01.2017
An entirely unexpected dimension of Trumpism may begin to unfold, which has received scant coverage to date – namely, the formation of a kind of “Trumpist International” in Europe and around the world

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Europe in 2016
09.01.2017
The year 2016 turned out to be rich in political events in Europe and around it. Many of them are capable of having a long-term influence on the situation’s development and to a significant degree

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The Belovezha Accords: Not the Worst Option for Soviet Dissolution
09.12.2016
25 years ago, in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, RSFSR President Boris Yeltsin, Ukrainian SSR President Leonid Kravchuk and Byelorussian SSR Supreme Soviet Chairman Stanislav Shushkevich made the decision to

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Russia’s New Foreign Policy Concept: We Need Friends, Not Enemies
08.12.2016
“Unlike some of our colleagues abroad, who consider Russia an adversary, we do not seek and never have sought enemies. We need friends. But we will not allow our interests to be infringed upon or
Patria o Muerte. Long Live Fidel!
26.11.2016
The symbolic legacy of Fidel Castro will not die with him, and will remain an incentive for political activities in the 21st century. Thus, the very death of Fidel Castro came just at a time when his

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From the Globalization of the Elites to Globalization for All
08.11.2016
A conflict between “globalization for the chosen few” and “globalization for all” is one of the key outcomes of Vladimir Putin's Valdai address.The specter of imminent transformation that stalked

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