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Meeting with Alexander Gintsburg, Kirill Dmitriev and Rinat Maksyutov. Live Broadcast of the Special Session

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Cold War 2.0. Live Broadcast of the Third Session of the 17th Annual Meeting

What the US-China rivalry means for international politics? The participants of the third session of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, which will take place on 21 October, 2020, will discuss, is bipolarity possible, and what will it mean for other actors in the international arena. If not, what will this confrontation look like? What are the chances of achieving a balance in relations?

Live broadcast of the third session begins at 11:00 Moscow Time (GMT +3)


The pandemic has exacerbated the confrontation between the US and China, which began long ago and has recently intensified. A new Cold War, similar to that of the second half of the 20th century, is how many have described the situation. In terms of emotions and the intensity of propaganda, the atmosphere today is not unlike that of the time. However, the structure of world politics is very different now, and the previous model cannot be replicated.

The 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai  Discussion Club will be held in Moscow from 20 to 22 October 2020. This year's theme is “The Lessons of the Pandemic and the New Agenda: How to Turn the World Crisis Into an Opportunity for the World.” For the first time in the history of the Club, the entire programme of the Annual Valdai meeting will be open to the media and the general public. 

Programme of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club ‘The Lessons of the Pandemic and the New Agenda: How to Turn the World Crisis Into an Opportunity for the World’
The year 2020 has set up a unique experiment with humanity. The most profound changes are taking place in the very conditions in which societies exist, rather than simply in politics or international relations


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Cold War 2.0. Live Broadcast of the Third Session of the 17th Annual Meeting