New Cold War Chills Annual Kremlin Gathering of Foreign Experts
The new Cold War is starting to look a lot like the old one, and Russian and U.S. foreign-policy experts at an annual gathering with Kremlin officials this week appear out of ideas on how to even
Is there value in Valdai?
Valdai matters because it is the highest-profile Russian equivalent to Davos (minus the corporate presence). What Vladimir Putin or Sergei Lavrov or Alexei Kudrin says here is worth observing.
Russia: Turning Unpredictability into a Strategic Virtue
It is strategically important for the Kremlin to keep everyone guessing whether Russia will strike again and, if yes, where exactly. If this kind of projection is meant to compensate for military
International intellectual elites in Shanghai discuss Sino-Russian relations
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the strategic partnership between China and Russia. It is also the 15th anniversary of the Treaty of Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation signed between
Building solid ties on land
Several leading public intellectuals and scholars in Russia and China will converge in Shanghai for a two-day conference on “Cooperation Between China and Russia: The Process and Prospects”.
How Cyberspace Is at the Leading Edge of Global Change
What is needed includes deep structural adjustments and shifts in the relative power of the individual and collective, and in the intermediating roles of institutions and organizations of all types,
Russia Denounces Use of Terrorists with Geopolitical Purposes
Russian foreign minister Serguei Lavrov ruled out the normalization of the situation in the Middle East if attempts to use terrorists with geopolitical purposes continue. In a welcoming message to the
Shaaban: Syrian-Russian dialogue deep, understanding is genuine
Presidential Political and Media Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban stressed that the Syrian-Russian dialogue is deep on all levels and the understanding between the two sides is deep-rooted and genuine which
The end of the cold war proves diplomacy can work today
The new world order: new rules or no rules?”, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual Valdai discussion club. It does not take much debate to work out that “no rules” is not an attractive
Putin’s Perennial Pivot Problem
At a conference at the end of November in Indonesia organized by the Moscow-based Valdai Discussion Club in partnership with the Habibie Center in Jakarta, many of the Asian participants enumerated
Putin's Initiative for Global Peace
Putin consolidated Russia’s Security interests in the areas of its “near-abroad”, and used force to annex Georgia and Crimea. As early as 2004, he gathered a select group of political scientists and
Putin’s Forever Wars
Every autumn since 2004 Mr. Putin has gathered a large group of international political scientists and commentators for a couple of days of discussions. The gathering, called the Valdai Discussion