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Timofei Bordachev

Russian Federation

Programme Director, Valdai Club Foundation. Ph.D. in Political Science; Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Director of Studies, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP); member of the Advisory Committee of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Research interests:

  • Eurasia; Russia’s Pivot to the East; Silk Road Economic Belt, Eurasian economic integration

  • EU development

  • Russia – EU relations,

  • EU foreign policy,

  • European and international security.

Co-author of Valdai Discussion Club reports including the series “Toward the Great Ocean” (Toward the Great Ocean, or the New Globalization of Russia; Toward the Great Ocean—2, or Russia’s Breakthrough to Asia; Toward the Great Ocean - 3. Creating Central Eurasia. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the Priorities of the Eurasian States' Joint Development; Toward the Great Ocean 4: Turn to the East. Preliminary results and new objectives), numerous analytical reports for public authorities of the Russian Federation on the internal development of the European Union and Russia – EU relations, author of numerous articles in Russian and foreign media.

Selected books (or chapters):

In co-authorship with  Skriba A., Kazakova A. Conjunction of the EAEU and Silk Road Economic Belt, in: Asia-Pacific News Brief. New context and economic cooperation opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region and Eurasia / Отв. ред.: M. V. Larionova. Issue 1 (4). M. : RSPP, 2016. (Chapter).

Eurasian Russia in the 21st century, in: Russia's "pivot" to Eurasia. L. : European Council on Foreign Relations, 2014. Ch. 2.

Skriba A., Bordachev T. V. Russia’s Eurasian Integration Policies, in: The Geopolitics of Eurasian Economic Integration. L.: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014. Ch. 2.

Selected articles:

Russia's pivot to Asia has mixed results, say experts //The Straits Times. 14/12/2016.

Bordachev T. V., Kazakova A. V., Skriba A.S. Institutions for Peaceful Eurasia // International Organisations Research Journal. 2016. Vol. 11. No. 2. P. 24-39

Russia and the European Union: Lessons Learned and Goals Ahead/ Россия и Европейский союз: извлеченные уроки и намеченные цели // Strategic Analysis. 2016. Vol. 40. No. 6

Materials

To Russia's Friends in Asia and Beyond
15.02.2017
Russia wants to remain a major power in the modern world. This implies the ability to be a source of important regional initiatives and projects rather than remain focused on the existing projects.
Europe’s Decline and Uncertain Future: What Should Russia Do?
18.01.2017
Russia should not be in a hurry to meddle in European affairs, especially given that interference of this kind has a poor track record. Despite the hostile actions by the EU and some of its member
Russia in Asia and Eurasia: Successes and New Challenges
04.01.2017
In 2016, Russia’s policy in Asia and Eurasia, its cooperation with allies and partners in the region reached the next level. In turn, the region was confronted with the integration and security
Do the EAEU Countries Need a Common Trade Policy?
21.12.2016
The EAEU countries should use foreign trade talks to enhance the competitiveness of their economies and to strengthen their sovereignty to achieve national development goals. This calls for revising
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
Let China Try
05.12.2016
All countries want to live in security and benefit from international cooperation. Even North Korea. But not the so-called Islamic State (banned in Russia), which is why it is not a state at
Syria: War of the Worlds or the Future Today
12.10.2016
The developments around tiny Syria are bringing us back to the times of confrontation between the great powers. They are involved in a proxy war by directly arming, funding, training or providing fire
More Europe!
03.10.2016
No one would be served by cutting short the unique European experiment. It should develop and be an example for other regions to emulate.
Russia’s Pivot to the East and Comprehensive Eurasian Partnership
31.08.2016
In addition to its economic component, the Eastern Economic Forum to be held in Vladivostok in early September is a good occasion to talk about the political aspects of Russia's new role in Asia
Munich Shooting Will Not Change Germany's Attitude to Migration
23.07.2016
The Munich shooting spree was a result of tense atmosphere in German society, not a manifestation of international terrorism, Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Club programme director, believes. Nevertheless,
Russia and the Berlin-Washington Order in Europe
22.07.2016
A new order is taking shape in Europe. Let’s call it the Berlin-Washington order to harken back to past examples: Vienna, Versailles-Washington and Yalta-Potsdam. This model is the result of the
Valdai Paper #50: Russia and China in Central Asia: The Great Win-Win Game
28.06.2016
The SCO summit in Tashkent and Russian President's visit to China which took place in June have provided a good occasion to discuss the need for strengthening multilateral cooperation and ensuring