On January 9, at 13:00, the Valdai Discussion Club will for the first time hold its session, titled “The Arrival of Global Politics: Diversity of Strategic Cultures and Its Impact on International Affairs”, as part of the Raisina Dialogue international conference in New Delhi.
The world is no longer divided into West and East in the Cold War sense, when these concepts had not a geographical or cultural meaning, but military-political and ideological content first. From now on, the world is truly global, and not only in economic terms. The countries with completely different political cultures and ideas actively participate in shaping international politics. The most important global players, whose rise changes the entire global design, are India and China, but many other countries that previously kept a low profile or were in others’ spheres of influence, are becoming increasingly active. A new globalization raises the issues of the balance of power and the extent of different powers’ influence on international affairs.
The Valdai Club’s session as part of Raisina Dialogue aims to discuss these tectonic changes from different ideological points, to compare how different strategic cultures are related to each other, how they can develop interaction with more traditional actors, such as Russia, the United States, and European countries.
Raisina Dialogue is an international conference held annually in New Delhi by the Observer Research Foundation, an independent think tank, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India. Since its establishment in 2016, the Dialogue has become the flagship Indian forum on geopolitics and geo-economics. The conference has already been attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov and others. The speakers at the Valdai Club session are influential experts from Russia, China, India and the United States: Anton Tsvetov, Expert at the Center for Strategic Research, general Yevgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Moscow-based PIR Center think tank, Cameron Munter, CEO and President of the East-West Institute (USA), Yang Yanyi, former Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Indrani Bagchi, The Times of India’s diplomatic editor. The moderator of the discussion is Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club.