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

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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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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Latin American Gangs as a Challenge to Trumpism
02.08.2017
It would seem that Islamic jihadists and wild Latinos are unmatchable evils but they are now mixed up together and presented as different aspects of the same war, writes Valdai Club programme director

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For the Good Things and Against the Bad Things: Reviewing the G20 Summit
10.07.2017
From a historical point of view, the G20 Summit in Hamburg is a run-of-the-mill and even unsuccessful event, says Valdai Club Program Director Oleg Barabanov. What caused the most interest was not the

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Qatar as a Revisionist Power: The Ideology of Political Wahhabism
07.07.2017
The current crisis in the relationship between Qatar and a majority of Gulf countries, led by Saudis has an important ideological implication and is not simply a competition for leadership in the

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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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