US Global Leadership: From Building Pax Americana to Preserving the Status Quo
The role of the United States as the world leader and the impact of the Trump administration’s policy on this status was the topic of the expert discussion, titled “Change of Course in Washington and
Parliamentary Elections in Italy: On the Verge of a Stalemate
On March 5, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on the results of the parliamentary elections held in Italy, with participation of Giovanni Savino, Professor at the
The Foggy Future of One Region. Results of the Second Day of the Valdai Club…
The second day of the Valdai Club Middle East conference was no less intense than the first one. Participants in the four sessions discussed the fate of the Libyan people, the Kurdish issue, the role
Iran: A Difficult Neighbour or an Essential Element of Regional Security?
The seventh session of the Valdai Club conference "Russia in the Middle East: Playing on all fields" was devoted to Iran's role in the region and difficulties to strengthen security in
Middle East Countries Must Determine Their Own Future
In the Middle East, under the influence of various factors there is fragmentation, disintegration of statehood and a growing number of disagreements between states and ethno-confessional groups. The
To Resolve the Kurdish Problem, a UN Commission Is Needed
Aggravation of the Kurdish problem is one of the most significant consequences of the transformations taking place in the Middle East. This issue was discussed during the sixth session of the Valdai
Future of Libya Is in the Hands of the Libyans: Futility of the Outside…
The fate of Libya, which, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, turned into a "black hole" after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, was discussed during the fifth session of
Perception Paradoxes and Unnoticed Tragedies. First Day of the Valdai Club…
The game on all fields - perhaps, this is the main meaning of the Valdai Club Middle East conference, which takes place  in Moscow on February 19-20. Famous politicians, diplomats,
New US Policy in the Middle East and Fate of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace…
The fourth session of the Valdai Club Middle East conference  was devoted to the prospects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict settlement. Irina Zvyagelskaya, moderator of the session,
Yemen: Cessation of Armed Conflict Is the Priority
The situation in Yemen, where the armed conflict led to disastrous humanitarian consequences, was the main issue at the third session of the Valdai Club Middle East conference.
Syria: Life After the War
The panelists emphasized that the future of Syria should be determined by the citizens of the country. But they recognized that it is hardly possible without the support of the international
Working with All Parties Is the Constant Principle of Russian Diplomacy in the…
On February 19, 2018,  the conference of the Valdai Discussion Club and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences was opened in Moscow, titled  Russia