Oleg Barabanov

Russian Federation

Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor of MGIMO University; Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences

As a programme director of the Valdai Club Foundation he is сoordinating the expert programme on Global Alternatives; Academic Director of the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University since 2015; Professor at School of World Economics and Global Politics at National Research University Higher School of Economics since 2009.

Previous positions: Lecturer, History faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University (1994–1996); Senior Research Fellow, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (1997–2004); Associate Professor, Professor at MGIMO University since 2000; Head of Directorate for Research Policy at MGIMO University (2005–2008); Head of Department of EU Politics at European Studies Institute at MGIMO University (2007–2014).

Co-author of the Valdai Discussion Club publications on ‘Creating Central Eurasia’, on relations of Russia with China and U.S., on ‘nuclear fears’ after the Ukrainian crisis. Author of 6 research monographs.

Materials

The Fate of Democracy in Italy
01.06.2018
The attempt of the Italian president Mattarella to form a government of technocrats failed. After the latest consultations the composition of the coalition government of the League and 5 Stars

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Oleg Barabanov
Italy in Search of a Government: A Civic Revolt Bumps into Institutions
08.05.2018
Italy’s month-long effort to form a new government after the March 4 election is indicative of the current state of the political system in Italy and also in Europe in general. Not long ago, we saw

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A Toxic War Instead Of A Cold War
12.04.2018
It has become popular recently to say that Russia-West relations and the world as a whole are sliding into a new Cold War, or “Cold War 2.0,” to sound current. The implication is that for all intents

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Oleg Barabanov
Elections in Italy: A Nation Split in Three
02.03.2018
The socio-political unity in Italy is virtually nonexistent, and instead of one country, we actually see three different civil nations which hate one another (and this is not exaggeration).

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Oleg Barabanov
Davos and Global Commons
31.01.2018
The recent World Economic Forum in Davos focused on the environment, healthcare and social equality, or what is known as Global Commons. Per tradition, Davos was reproached for being a gathering of

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Oleg Barabanov
A Synthesis of Two Revolts: Why Radical Rhetoric Finds Fertile Ground in the…
03.01.2018
The Valdai International Discussion Club has been studying global alternatives to the traditional neoliberal mainstream and the influence on transformations in the world. Initially we focused on

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Robert Mugabe: “I do not make enemies. Others make me an enemy of theirs”
21.11.2017
Interest in Zimbabwe has spiked around the world following recent events in that African country. This affords an opportunity to consider not only the current political underpinnings of the crisis in

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Future Conflicts: Not Just Geopolitics
08.11.2017
The neo-globalization values ​​of the right to development and to equal development, which have not yet been articulated, run counter to the values ​​of sovereignty and the politically incorrect task

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Oleg Barabanov
Catalonia Unilaterally Declares Independence Amid Deep Divisions
27.10.2017
On Friday, October 27, the Parliament of Catalonia declared independence from Spain by a 70-10 majority with 55 deputies declining to vote and 2 abstaining. Minutes later, the Spanish Senate approved
Catalan Referendum As a Result of the EU’s Regional Policy
06.10.2017
If the European Commission calls the Catalan referendum illegal, it is the Brussels strategists and not the Catalan radicals or Spanish Prime Minister who is to blame.

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Oleg Barabanov
Maduro in Moscow: Russia Can Expand Its Presence in Latin America
04.10.2017
Venezuela should be perceived as part of the “left turn” in Latin America. In the 2000s, several states declared that it was necessary to distance themselves from the United States in order to pursue

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Threat of Nuclear War 55 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis
08.09.2017
The Cuban missile crisis is of fundamental importance as a clear psychological and political watershed in the attitude to nuclear weapons and the possibility of their use. It finally became clear that

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The Future of Jerusalem and Its Role in Solving the Israeli-Palestinian…
06.02.2018
On February 6, 2018, at 11:00 the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion,titled “The Future of Jerusalem and Its Role in Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”.

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Historical Heritage of the Russian Revolution and Modernity. Expert Discussion
18.01.2018
On January 18, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion, titled “The historical heritage of the Russian revolution and modernity.” The Russian revolution of 1917 and the developments

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