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(World Order) The Future of Translateral World Order: Rethinking Global Partnerships in the Era of Deepening Uncertainty (Valdai Discussion Club)

Kazushige Kobayashi writes for Valdai Discussion Club: In the recent article published by Russia in Global Affairs, Marlene Laruelle rightly points out that contemporary political commentaries too often employ outdated binaries with little heuristic value, including the alleged confrontation between “democratic” powers and “autocratic” challengers. Binarism forcefully reduces diverse actors to crude caricatures while simultaneously promulgating inward amity and outward hostility fashioned in a bellicose narrative of “us against them.”

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(Russia) A Fuse for the Future (Valdai Discussion Club)

Fyodor Lukyanov writes for The Jamestown Foundation: Vladimir Putin’s article “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians” evoked a variety of responses, which is quite understandable. The author raised a sensitive issue related to the identification and self-identification of people living within the territory of what was once a unified country. 

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(France/Sahel/Russia) France’s exit from the Sahel war offers Russia an opportunity to move in (Euractiv, Syndication Bureau)

Faisal Al Yafai  writes: To surprisingly little fanfare, France has announced it is ending Operation Barkhane, its almost decade-long military intervention in the Sahel. Having tried America’s Iraq playbook to win its Sahel war, it is now using the Afghanistan playbook to walk away from it

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(Russia/Japan/Kuril Islands) The Kuril Islands roadblock on a Russia–Japan peace treaty (East Asia Forum)

Andrey Gubin, Far Eastern Federal University, writes for East Asia Forum: During a press briefing at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on 5 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed his readiness to discuss a peace treaty with Japan. He highlighted that both Moscow and Tokyo share strategic interests and recent amendments to Russia’s constitution would not impede cooperation.

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