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.

Materials

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

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Why ‘Neither Peace, Nor War’ Is Most Likely Scenario for Korea
30.05.2017
This lingering crisis will inevitably lead either to a war or to a table of negotiations. But war is unacceptable, because it will result in huge damage to all countries, including the United States.

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: Is It Really About the Economy?
16.05.2017
The proposed combination of the EAEU with China’s Silk Road Economic Belt is a forced compromise. The idea of a new kind of equal and mutually beneficial Eurasian cooperation reaching to the Pacific

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
What Issues Does South Korea’s New President Face?
12.05.2017
The main foreign policy issue before South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, is the improvement of relations with North Korea, according to Georgy Toloraya, Director at the Center for Asian Strategy

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Changes in the South Korean Political Landscape after the Presidential Election
14.03.2017
South Korean society will be different. The ruling party has been discredited, and the political landscape will start to change in the next election that will likely bring the opposition to power.

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
If the USSR Had Not Collapsed ... Views from Russia and China
17.10.2016
Previously between the two "poles", the USSR and the USA, there was an entire structure of agreements and arrangements governing their relationship. And the world would be more stable,
Deployment of US Missile Defense System in South Korea Revives Ghosts of the…
19.07.2016
The deployment of US THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea will increase tension in the region, and also causes the danger of a new bloc confrontation in North-East Asia, said Georgy Toloraya,

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
South Korea Elections: Spoiler Democracy or an Alternative Political Course?
18.04.2016
The Minjoo, an opposition democratic party, has won the parliamentary majority as a result of the South Korean elections for the first time in 16 years.
Security Situation in Northeast Asia: A Case Study of the Korean Problem
27.11.2015
The Korean Peninsula remains the most troublesome knot, where Russia is an important stakeholder.  Russia’s interests here have bilateral, regional and global dimensions.  There is

Expert: 
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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