The 14th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On December 4-5, 2023, the Valdai Club headquarters in Moscow hosted the Club’s 14th Asian Conference. Experts from India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Mongolia, and Japan came to Russia to take part. Before the conference, our foreign participants also met with Andrey Rudenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. The Valdai Club Asian conference continued the discussion about the future world order that began at the Club’s 20th Annual Meeting. In the new international environment, the role of Asian states is growing and the hegemony of the West is giving way to multipolarity. Today, not only China and India, but also Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia are ready to pursue independent policymaking and have sufficient resources and flexibility. In the context of Russia’s confrontation with the West, Asia beyond the Middle East remains a zone of peace. There is no religious radicalism, and there are no military alliances that would initiate dividing barriers and steer foreign policy in an anti-Russia direction. Even the emergence of AUKUS hasn’t changed the situation in the region.