Sales of Arms
Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms
New Automation Age
Business leaders, policy makers, and workers everywhere face considerable challenges in capturing the full potential of automation’s beneficial effect on the economy, even as they navigate the major
The End of the Russian Military Operation in Syria
On December 11, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Defense Ministry to begin the withdrawal of troops from the country.
Militarization of the Asia-Pacific Region
The Asia-Pacific region is the most militarized region in the world. The three largest defense budgets in the world (the United States, China, and Russia) are by countries with significant
Demand for Energy Resources in the World
Total primary energy demand is set to increase by 35% in the period to 2040.
Fighting ISIS Across the Globe
ISIS continues to exert an influence outside Syria and Iraq, through direct attacks organized by the group or its affiliates or by inspiring and encouraging attacks.
Humanity Faces Global Risks
Changes in the global system have entered a qualitatively new phase. The erosion of the world order also affects domestic policies, as all major states are focused on their internal problems, having
Gap Between Rich and Poor
The World Bank predicts that by 2030 almost half a billion people will still be living in extreme poverty.
Global Conflicts
A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the world is mired in conflicts of different nature and intensity. This Valdai Club infographic presents the current conflicts and threats to peace.
Interaction between National Elites and Citizens
National elites have direct influence over the formulation and implementation of  national policy, as well as the rules of the game by which national power is allocated, exercised, and