Tag: Valdai Discussion Club

Open newsletter – february 24, 2022

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The technology that allowed passengers to ride elevators without an operator was tested and ready for deployment in the 1890s. But it was...

Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial...

Daily news – January 31, 2022 a.m. (1)

GEOPOLITICS & WORLDS Crisi russo-ucraina (e dintorni): RFE RL: Canada says it will shift its military forces in Ukraine westward and will temporarily pull out...

Former Post-USSR (Alexander Iskandaryan, Valdai Discussion Club)

The post-Soviet space exists as long as there are disputes about it. But it is spreading and turning into a former post-Soviet space right before our eyes; before the eyes...

Towards the New World Order Through Crisis: Forecast for 2022 (Andrey Sushentsov, Valdai Discussion Club)

Increasing predictability of international processes, albeit on a negative basis of possible crises, might return an awareness of the value of peace and the responsibility for maintaining to world politics, writes Valdai...

Iran’s Perceptions and Concerns of Border Tensions Between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Vali Kaleji, Valdai Discussion Club)

In his article, Dr. Vali Kaleji, a Tehran-based expert on Central Asia and Caucasian Studies, believes that informing Tehran of the results of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border commission, creating a complementary agreement to clarify...

What Does Putin’s Conservatism Seek to Conserve? (Timothy Colton, Valdai Discussion Club)

Vladimir Putin is a familiar face to every Russian and to news-attentive audiences worldwide. Nonetheless, he keeps many thoughts to himself and seldom provides more than a glimpse of what goes on inside...

USA, Europe and Containment of China (Pascal Boniface, Valdai Discussion Club)

It’s in the interest of the European countries that Washington not take for granted an automatic solidarity in the event of war. Their interest is to avoid a new and uncontrollable escalation...

Neighbours and Crises: New Challenges for Russia (Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Discussion Club)

Through all the discussions that accompanied the preparation of the Valdai Club report “Space Without Borders: Russia and Its Neighbours”, the most clear question was...

South Africa Today: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Policy (Alexandra Arkhangelskaya, Valdai Discussion Club)

Despite political and accelerating socio-economic uncertainties, South Africa is still a destination of leadership and the driver of economic growth in the region and on the continent, while Africa is becoming...

Undemocratic Uncontrollable World (Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Discussion Club)

In the outgoing year, international politics finally got rid of all remnants of controllability, understood as the ability of states to solve the most fundamental problems within the framework of formal...

Greater Eurasia and the US-China Confrontation (Adil Kaukenov, Valdai Discussion Club)

The American-Chinese split provides a suitable groundwork for the fact, that China is interested in strengthening partnership with Russia in developing Eurasian projects. At the same time, to what extent...

Platform Modernisation: What the US Treasury Sanctions Review Is All About (Ivan Timofeev, Valdai Discussion Club)

The US Treasury has released an overview of its sanctions policy. It outlines key principles for making the restrictive US measures more effective. The revision of the sanctions policy was announced at the...

Counter-Threat Regime and Strategic Frivolity (Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Discussion Club)

At the end of 2021, relations between Russia and the West in the military-political sphere crossed the point of no return to any of the forms of interaction that arose in the first...

Space Without Borders: Russia and Its Neighbours (Timofei Bordachev, Valdai Discussion Club)

Russia’s policy towards is neighbours is based on three factors: the traditional power component, the existence of a common geopolitical space, and a common...

Red Lines of Russia and the Ukrainian Problem (Andrey Sushentsov, Valdai Discussion Club)

Ukraine is gradually becoming a mere circumstance factor for Russia. Of course, this circumstance cannot be ignored, but the difference between a foreign policy circumstance and a problem is that it is customary...