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 took place on 21 October, 2020, discussed, 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?
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.
Dino Patti Djalal, Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia;
Viacheslav Nikonov, Chairman, Committee on Education and Science, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Prime Minister of Australia (2007–2010, 2013);
P.S. Raghavan, Chairman, National Security Advisory Board (India);
Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, European Council on Foreign Relations;
Yan Xuetong, Dean, Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University.
Moderator: Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.
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.