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.
Participants in the Valdai International Discussion Club roundtable, “Russia-ASEAN relations: Regional dynamics in Southeast Asia”, spoke about new opportunities for cooperation and the prospects of economic relations between Russia and ASEAN nations. The event took place at MGIMO University on May 15, 2013.
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.
05/31/201313:01 Just when the Moscow-Washignton tango is getting to be noticed the US administration introduces a discordant note by announcing the nomination of Victoria Nuland, former state department spokesperson under Hillary Clinton’s watch, as the new head of European and Eurasian Affairs at Foggy Bottom. With an ambassador in Moscow, Michael McFaul and, now, a confidante of Talbott as the assistant secretary of state, Moscow faces a formidable challenge on the diplomatic track.
05/14/201310:40 The U.S. is going through a painful process of shifting from unilateral global domination towards creating a balance of power in various regions of the world in order to preserve its presence and influence. The economic and military political resources of the U.S. and Europe are continually shrinking as other centers of power grow outside of the West.
04/09/201310:34 Russia and the United States reached the limit of their possible cooperation in the spheres of arms control, as well as on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, North Korea and a slew of other questions, thus necessitating a new agenda for Russian-American relations.
03/11/201310:35 The attitude of Russians to the United States is largely determined by the latter’s military and political activities. At the same time a mere 18% of Russians have negative impressions of the United States. As for Americans’ views on Russians, they are generally positive despite anti-Russian rhetoric in the media.
02/12/201310:15 Relations between any two major powers is always a mix of cooperation and competition. Rather, a strategic dialogue seeks to expand the strategic opportunities of each country to advance its interests, while mitigating the consequences of the inevitable continuing differences.
02/11/201311:10 In several years from now the US-Russia relations might find themselves in a situation where the positive cooperative agenda will shrink or marginalize, while the negative one will grow both in size and importance, and Russia could again color the US as a major threat to its military and political security.
02/06/201310:17 There will be inevitable ups and downs in U.S.-Russian relations as the two countries partner on some issues on which it is beneficial for both of them to be allied, and compete and experience tensions on other issues, where their vital interests diverge. This means there isn’t much chance of consistently smooth relations between the two countries.
02/01/201310:31 Russia and the United States do not have a solid economic foundation for stable relations, which explains the recent diplomatic crisis between our countries. Current tensions are also due to the fact that the reset agenda has been exhausted. All that could be done has already been done.
01/24/201309:00 The Forum in Davos may or may not be giving new answers to looming questions – but it is a suitable venue for world leaders to embrace opportunities. The issues of globalization, sustainable and secure economic growth and other trans-boundary phenomena shall lead the discussions to where the most advanced nations are looking at the developing world.