Oil Wars: A Zero-Sum Game. Speakers
Valdai Discussion Club

On March 27, at 10:00, the Valdai Discussion Club will host an online discussion, titled: “Oil Wars: A Zero-Sum Game.”


  • Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

  • Konstantin Simonov, Director General of the National Energy Security Fund, Prorector of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation;

  • Omar Al-Ubaydli, Director of Research at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International, and Energy Studies (Derasat) (via videolink); 

  • Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, director of Ifri's Centre for Energy (via videolink); 

  • Abbas Maleki, Associate Professor, Department of Energy Policy, Sharif University of Technology in Tehran (via videolink).


  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.