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

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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Valdai Paper Special Issue: What If… the Soviet Union Had Not Collapsed?
24.10.2016
At the 13th Annual Meeting the Valdai Discussion Club holds a special session titled "What If… the Soviet Union Had Not Collapsed?" The Centenary of the October Revolution is approaching.

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What If the USSR Hadn’t Collapsed…
10.10.2016
If we put aside the Soviet values that are still impacting ideological policy in Russia and ask, “What if the USSR hadn’t collapsed?” we will have to come up with certain historical reconstructions

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G20 Summit: Chinese Leadership and Greater Eurasia
07.09.2016
The G20 summit offers the Chinese leadership an excellent opportunity to consolidate its ambitions for global leadership. It is also obvious that China’s leadership is impossible without cooperation

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Neither Sharia, Nor Democracy: Why Erdogan’s Hybrid Regime Is Doomed to Constant…
20.07.2016
Having stopped halfway between a pro-Western democracy, with its mass culture and lack of spirituality, and a pure Sharia regime, Erdogan will be inevitably rejected by the supporters of those two

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“Putin’s Victory”: Russia and Brexit
05.07.2016
The first and probably most important message that Russia saw in the Brexit vote was the normative leadership crisis in the EU. We are witnessing the birth of a new mainstream in Europe – anti-EU and

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