Conflict and Leadership
Benefits of the Digital Non-Aligned Movement. An Expert Discussion
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
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On September 23, at 15:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club hуld an expert discussion, titled “Open Source: Benefits of the Digital Non-Aligned Movement”, during which the new Report “Digital Realpolitik: Sovereignty, Alliances and Non-Alignment in the 21st Century” was presented.

Given the emerging competition between the two main technological platforms - the American one and the Chinese one - the prospects for the formation of a digital non-aligned movement are becoming more and more real. Russia, which today is one of the three main developers of open source, could become a leader in digital non-alignment. The inclination to nationalise key digital instruments is not only evident among global players, but also regional powers and stronger states. The preference of open solutions over proprietary ones is also recognised by the leaders of the community of developers and programmers, which increases the moral authority of a state, which will put forward such an initiative in the international arena.