Russia and Global Security Risks
Valdai Club Launches Hard Talk Expert Discussions
Online discussion
List of speakers

ATTENTION: Dear followers, the hard talk style online interview of foreign policy bloggers with Valdai Club expert Richard Weitz has been postponed. We’ll keep you updated, stay tuned.

The popularity of foreign policy blogs on the Telegram platform has made them a full-fledged tool for the exchange of expert opinions. The blogs discuss international military-political, and socio-economic events and trends, and are seen as a go-to source by the international media. Bloggers are attracting a wider and wider array of subscribers, and are essential reading for those hoping to understand the foreign policy agendas of countries throughout the world.

Questions on the meeting’s agenda:

  • Will the international arms control system be maintained? Does the New START Treaty have a future?

  • How do US internal affairs affect international security?

  • What is NATO’s future? Is it doomed if Trump succeeds in winning a second term?

  • Will the world be a safer place after the coronavirus crisis? Will it affect strategic stability?

The peculiarity of the new format is that the invited expert will also act as a moderator for online communication.


Richard Weitz, Valdai Club expert, Senior Researcher and Director of the Center for Military-Political Analysis at the Hudson Institute

Ilya KramnikKramnik Cat Telegram channel

Alexey NaumovVneshpol Telegram channel 

Dmitry StefanovichVatfor Telegram channel

Working languages: Russian, English.

A link to the live broadcast of the meeting will be posted on all social media of the Valdai Club, including Telegram, Facebook, Vkontakte, Twitter, Instagram. In addition, you can follow the discussion in our Telegram channel: a text broadcast will be available.