Valdai Club experts met in Washington to discuss Russia’s quest for national identity and to present the Russian and American views of this issue. The roundtable discussion at Georgetown University on June 17 was part of a series aimed at reviewing the agenda of the 10th Valdai Club meeting scheduled for September, which will discuss Russia’s identity in the changing world.
A roundtable discussion on National Identity in the Era of Globalization: the Experience of China, Russia and other countries, organized by the Valdai Discussion Club and the School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University was held on June 1st , 2013 in Shanghai. This roundtable opened a series of discussions aimed at developing the agenda for the 10th Anniversary Valdai Club meeting.
The influence which the burgeoning of political Islam could have on Muslims in Russia and on Russia’s relations with the new political players were the main topics of discussion at the conference of the Middle East Dialogue of the Valdai Discussion Club titled “Islam in Politics: Ideology or Pragmatism” which was held on May 14-15, 2013 in Marrakesh.
The analytical report “Russia’s Economy: after Transformation, before Modernization” was prepared after discussions at the Valdai Discussion Club Summit held on October 21–22, 2012. The report incorporates many of the conclusions on Russia’s political development contained in the 2011 Valdai report “Russia Should Not Miss Its Chance: Development Scenarios”.
The Russia Development Index (Valdai Index) reflects the combined opinion of the world's leading experts on Russia as regards Russia’s political, economic, social, cultural and international performance. The annual poll aims to study changes in Russia’s development trends over a year. It is important that respondents assess not the current situation, but changes.
The analytical report “Military Reform: Toward the New Look of the Russian Army” summarizes the results of the conference of the Valdai Discussion Club Defense and Security section titled “Modernization of Russia’s Armed Forces and Cooperation in International Security” which was held on May 25-27, 2011 in Moscow.
10/17/201211:14 Russia wants to have a voice in the development of the multilateral institutional framework in Asia. It is also important for the socio-economic development of Russia’s Far East and Easter Siberia and the so-called “Asian regions of Russia”, which are very rich in natural resources but require tremendous investment. This will be key for Russia’s increasing economic integration into Asia. The integration has already been happening.
10/03/201214:31 Some Russian pundits argue that the East, with its vast markets, booming economies and free competition, looks more attractive and dynamic than the West with its artificial trade barriers and economic instability.
09/17/201210:38 The Asia-Pacific region is becoming the unquestioned leader of the global economy and international relations, and Russia wants to join the dynamic processes of regional integration, which, in turn, would help open up and develop vast Russian territories east of the Urals. These two strategic priorities are interconnected and are viewed as mutually reinforcing.
09/13/201213:44 The APEC agenda continues to be shaped by the United States and its allies, while the Kremlin has only a limited influence on the processes in the Pacific. The result of the Vladivostok summit is not fatal for Russia, but it does show how difficult it will be for Moscow to integrate into the Pacific system of relationships.
09/05/201210:12 Russia’s chairmanship reminds the world that the APR – which emerges as the main strategic region of the 21st century – is inseparably linked to the Euro-Atlantic region and its central role in the events of the 20th century.
09/04/201211:08 It is a specific feature of state capitalism in Russia that all decisions and processes are centralized, so if a single actor appears in the region to pursue a consolidated policy, it will be a positive factor for the economic development of Siberia and the Far East.
08/31/201210:50 The APEC Leaders’ Week in Vladivostok is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to the Asia-Pacific community the prospects for economic partnership with Russia and how it can be used to promote economic and political security in the region on a multi-polar basis.
07/23/201214:54 The upcoming APEC summit in Vladivostok and the creation of the Federal Ministry for the Development of the Far East of the Russian Federation means that Russian society and business elites are ready to take a new look at Siberia and the Far East.
07/09/201215:19 The report summarizes the ideas raised at the conferences of the Valdai Club Russian-Chinese section in 2010-2011. The authors stress the importance of Russia's turn towards Asia, examine the current situation in Siberia and the Russian Far East from economic and political angles and the prospects “to catch the Chinese wind in the sails of Russia’s economy.”