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If you have mutual trust and mutual respect, you can produce miracles

... the mainstream expert community in Russia to open up to the West anytime soon At the height of the Cold War, the Esalen Institute made a difference in Soviet-US relations, initiating and maintaining some of them through Esalen Track-2 and Track-1.5 Diplomacy. Today Multi-Track Diplomacy remains of interest. Track-2 and Track-1.5 Diplomacy seem to complement and support Track-1 efforts by creating a favorable environment for negotiations, generating creative ideas, building trust, and generating ...


US Foreign Policy Is Advanced Smartphone with Weak Battery

The growing gap between the ends that the US seeks in international relations and the means that it has available is particularly striking in the case of the so-called dual containment policy that Washington now pursues toward Russia and China A couple of days ago, a Quad summit meeting in Sydney scheduled for May 24 was abruptly canceled. The US president had to pull out of his long-anticipated trip to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Instead, the heads of the four Quad member states got together...


Remember Russian School Bell Ringing in Poland?

... Russia a list of real estates that could be transferred to the Polish side to equalize the property balance. However, there was no progress in the negotiations, and Poland preferred to resolve the controversial embassy property issue by force rather than diplomacy. Over the past year, there have been more exotic violations of the existing diplomatic practices. For example, during an official visit of Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev to the Polish Foreign Ministry Polish diplomats suggested that he openly ...


De-Escalation for the Gulf—Success and Challenge for China

China has effectively coped with its role of facilitator, but now the country will have to enforce the agreements reached In March 2023, seven years after diplomatic relations were severed, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) have agreed to reopen their embassies. This decision opens up the possibility of reducing tensions in the Gulf and, in the long term, in the entire region of the Middle East. Notably, both sides have stated the need to respect sovereignty...


How Russia Can Build Relations With Friendly Countries

Such a large and powerful country really cannot be isolated in terms of foreign policy The sooner we understand that the basis of “soft power” is internal, and not in the activities of Russia’s representatives abroad, the sooner we will be able to benefit from our own objective advantages, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev. A year into the conflict between Russia and the West turning into a proxy military confrontation, the most important lesson learned in terms of the international...


When Africa Is Just Around the Corner

... apparently scheduled for January 23 in Qatar (again, the start date for Lavrov’s African tour), never took place . It might be that getting Paul Kagame and Félix Tshisekedi to participate in the same event could well be one of the challenges for Russian diplomacy during the preparation for the Summit, given the current antagonism between the DRC and Rwanda. Finally, one cannot but mention an essentially new level of external pressure exerted by all parties on the countries of Africa within the walls ...


Forgotten and Unforgettable Science Diplomacy: Towards the Anniversary of Lacy-Zarubin Agreement

... possible in 1958, whereas in 2023, as things stand now (although there’s no harm in dreaming, to be sure), it appears unrealistic. Who knows, maybe the ghosts of science diplomats of the postwar era would suggest a way to remedy the situation? Science diplomacy is about people The final stage of negotiating the Lacy-Zarubin agreement commenced on October 28, 1957 and took three months. On the U.S. side, the senior official was William Sterling Lacy, East-West Exchange Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State ...


Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

... transformation stage some 10 years ago, anticipating global changes in the overall international system. As a global leader in the number of conflicts and potential crises, nations of the Middle East know the price of the current changes and strive to use diplomacy, mediation, and pragmatism to mitigate crises, including in the conflict in Ukraine. Mediators Aleksandr Aksenenok: U.S. Policy Case for Middle East under New Conditions On September 21–22, Russia and Ukraine exchanged the largest number ...


If the World Is One Family, Why Do We Seek to Destroy It?

... do you view the current world political situation? What are the possibilities of reducing and resolving conflicts between the "West" and the "East" diplomatically? What can sovereign nations do and what tools are available? Public diplomacy, second track diplomacy…? I practiced public diplomacy. It’s not a question of belief or faith. We must understand that there are tensions in the world, inescapable tensions. The world is divided geopolitically. Though the geopolitical situation ...


Possible Shifts in World Politics Discussed with Ambassadors at the Italian Embassy

On October 7, 2022, the Italian Embassy in Moscow hosted a discussion on possible shifts in the system of world politics after the completion of the acute phase of Russia's special military operation on the territory of Ukraine On October 7, 2022, the Italian Embassy in Moscow hosted a discussion on possible shifts in the system of world politics after the completion of the acute phase of Russia's special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. Questions of further functioning of international...


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