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On April 19, Valdai International Discussion Club held Russia-Iran expert discussion on global changes in the world and expectations from the new U.S. administration, prospects of international cooperation in the Middle East and the role played by foreign actors in Syrian crisis, as well as on current state and Russia-Iran cooperation in Eurasia.

On April 19, Valdai International Discussion Club held Russia-Iran expert discussion on global changes in the world and expectations from the new U.S. administration, prospects of international cooperation in the Middle East and the role played by foreign actors in Syrian crisis, as well as on current state and Russia-Iran cooperation in Eurasia.

Experts in international affairs from both countries' leading think-tanks, including Institute for Political and International Studies and Institute for Iran-Eurasian Studies, took part in the discussion.

Fyodor Lukyanov, RIAC member, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist at the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), spoke at the event.

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Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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