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
Migrants in Germany
The number of people with an immigrant background in Germany rose 8.5 percent to a record 18.6 million in 2016.
BRICS Plus: What to Expect from the Bloc's Expansion
BRICS Plus is a continuation of the BRICS concept
The Koreas: A Comparison of Military Potential
Konstantin Asmolov: Therefore, all the talk about the efficiency of North Korean super-commandos or South Korean “combat electronics” is rather a reflection of different expert opinions.
DPRK Nuclear Missile Potential
According to various sources, the DPRK has from 15 to 60 nuclear bombs. In July 2017, two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead were