Prospects of the US Trade and Sanctions Wars. Speakers
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia

On September 17, at 17.00, the Valdai Discussion Club will host an expert discussion on the prospects of US trade and sanctions war along with the presentation of the Valdai Paper titled “Global Trade War? Contradictions of U.S. Trade Policy in the Trump Era”.

The large players began to use economic wars more often. The champion here are the US, which initiate various forms of economic pressure extremely actively. The US president is determined to “make America great again” – above all, by such methods. For Russia, the US activity raise two fundamental questions. First, how will the US trade wars with China and the EU affect the Russian economy? Second, how far will the US in its pressure on Russia go, who is the next in the sanctions list and is it possible to build alternative financial system to be insured against hostile influence? The experts will discuss these and many other questions.


  • Alexis Rodzianko, President, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

  • Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Affairs, Higher School of Economics

  • Alan Cafruny, Professor of International Affairs on the Faculty of Government, Hamilton College (USA), the author of “Global Trade War? Contradictions of U.S. Trade Policy in the Trump Era” Valdai Paper (via video link)


  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club

Working languages: Russian, English.