Georgy Toloraya

Russian Federation

Executive Director of Russian National Committee on BRICS research; Director of the Asian strategy center at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences 

Diplomat (rank of Minister-Councelor). Professor of oriental studies at Moscow MGIMO University (from 2008). Scholar with decades-long experience on East Asian and global issues. Since 2008 he has been working for the Russkiy Mir Presidential Foundation in Moscow as chair of regional programmes, coordinating, inter alia, Asian and African programmes.

He served two postings in North Korea at the USSR trade mission (1977-1980; 1984-1987), worked for trade promotion agencies related to Asia.

Georgy Toloraya served at Russian Foreign Ministry, was minister counselor of the Russian Embassy in South Korea (1993–1998), First Asian Department Deputy Director-General (1998–2003) and Consul General of Russia in Sydney (2003–2007). He collaborated with a number of academic institutes (among them IMEMO and Institute of Economics) as a full-time and part-time researcher and was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (2007–2008).

Author of more than 200 articles and 7 books on East Asia and global governance issues.

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Not to Stay Away: Why the Putin-Kim Summit Is Important for Détente on the…
17.08.2018
Normal working relations with Pyongyang is the trump card that Russia can use in the complex diplomatic game around North Korea. Professor Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of the Russian National

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Georgy Toloraya
BRICS and the World Order
25.07.2018
If they ask, “What BRICS is about?” the answer will be: “BRICS is about the world order”. It creates its own structure of global governance. Therefore, this group should offer the world an

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Russia-South Korea Dialogue: Opening New Horizons?
28.06.2018
On June 22, 2018, Russian president Vladimir Putin met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Professor Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research,

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Georgy Toloraya
Kim-Trump Summit: How David Defeated Goliath
13.06.2018
In reality nothing happened: the signed document has the general character. It repeated everything that was already mentioned in other documents of the United States and North Korea since the

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Georgy Toloraya
Kim-Trump Summit: Will David Defeat Goliath?
11.06.2018
Apocalyptic anxiety about inevitable war on the Korean peninsula late last year is now about to give way to elation and waiting for a positive shift in the Korean peaceful settlement. The temptation

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Georgy Toloraya
How Russia Should Approach the Dawn of Détente in Korea
04.05.2018
In the wake of recent developments in Korea, Russia is drifting farther from the center of events.The fact that the North or the South never mentioned the Russia-backed six-party (with its

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Georgy Toloraya
Inter-Korean Summit: No Sensations to Expect
26.04.2018
The inter-Korean summit, due to be held on April 27 on the border between the two countries, will largely play a symbolic role, Valdai Club expert Georgy Toloraya said in an interview with

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Georgy Toloraya
North Korean Multi-Stage Game
28.03.2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues to amaze observers with his active diplomacy. It turns out that he can manage it as good as the military buildup, contrary to the West-promoted image of an

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Negotiations between North and South Korea: Warming and Freezing?
08.03.2018
The beginning of dialogue between the DPRK and South Korea indicates that it is possible to achieve the double freeze format, which was proposed by Russia and China in their statement of July 4, 2017:

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Problems and Achievements: Russia and India Continue Strategic Dialogue
29.01.2018
Within the context of Russia's interaction with strategic partners, the Russian-Indian strategic dialogue has the longest history. The current meeting had its own specifics. In particular, it was

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
The Golden Jubilee: What ASEAN Means for the World and Russia
16.11.2017
Few significant things took place at the recent summit, apart from the usual statements about the desire to develop free trade and the discussion of common projects. In fact, the bilateral meetings on

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Will North Korea Join the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?
05.07.2017
The North Koreans made a “present” for the Russian and Chinese presidents, but primarily for the American one, by launching an intercontinental ballistic missile on the US’ Independence Day, Georgy

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Georgy Toloraya

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A Rebalancing China and Resurging India: How Will The Pendulum Swing For Russia?
16.11.2017
On November 16, at 15:00, the Valdai Discussion Club held an expert discussion with the World Bank, titled “A Rebalancing China and Resurging India: How Will The Pendulum Swing For Russia?”

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