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Great Powers and Their Allies: The Experience of Global Confrontation

Is it necessary, to demand more? In the event that relations between Russia and its allies were assessed in comparison with similar practices in the United States and Europe, then Moscow would have every reason to express continuous dissatisfaction with the behaviour of its junior partners, with the exception of Minsk, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev . But is it possible, and is it necessary, to demand more from them? It is generally accepted that the presence or absence...


More dialogue, less domination

Now we have a new initiative, Global Civilization Initiative Editor's note: From March 20 to 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russia. During the trip, President Xi and his counterpart Vladimir Putin released several joint statements and agreed to deepen cooperation. What is the main message that this visit sends? Sergey Sanakoev, president of the Asia-Pacific Region Research Center in Russia, gave us some clues. The views expressed in the video are his own and not necessarily those of CGTN...


Here's why Xi's Moscow visit is a key moment in the struggle to end US hegemony

Russia and China fully understand they must stick together to fend off Washington, because if one falls the other is on its own Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow is not just symbolic as his first foreign excursion after being re-elected to an unprecedented third term. The trip is particularly important because of the wider context in which it is taking place. The global situation calls for a further upgrade in Sino-Russian relations to address the external challenges that both countries...


A lot from China-Russia cooperation can be used by other international actors across the world

There is a broad range of issues that can be discussed during this trip Editor's Note: Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay a three-day state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22. During his visit to Russia, President Xi will have an in-depth exchange of views with Russian President Vladimir Putin on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues of mutual interest. When Global Times reporter Bai Yunyi (GT) traveled to Moscow this week to cover Xi's visit, she interviewed...


Dilemmas of the World Majority

... unique example of a struggle in which the forces of the opponents are approximately comparable, although the superiority of the West is significant. We absolutely do not know how the countries of the World Majority would behave in conditions where the USA and Europe launched an offensive against a weaker adversary: for example, against Iran or another country of a comparable scale. Therefore, we cannot say to what extent the self-confidence of those countries that do not obey US orders now, would manifest ...


Russia-NATO International Expert Dialog Meeting on the U.S. and Russia Nuclear Weapons Modernization Issues

On March 16, 2023, a regular online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations was held, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states On March 16, 2023, a regular online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations was held, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO ...


This Distant Damascus

... been defeated, there are still sleeper cells in the Syrian desert. According to the UN, there are between 6,000 and 10,000 ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, not counting the present representatives from other organizations. Additionally, there are thousands of terrorists in Syrian prisons (including those controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces), which are becoming breeding grounds for jihadist ideas. Moreover, the risk of escalation between individual countries still remains. There is a U.S. military ...


Should We Claim We Truly Understand International Politics?

... audience freezes, this politics is itself entering a peculiar and very static mode of operation. In fact, it only seems to us that now history is developing rapidly – in fact, it has stopped, and its millstones continue to idle, grinding tens of thousands of human lives. Source: Valdai. Discussion club


Sanctions on the Anniversary of the Special Operation in Ukraine

... window to the outside world is closing more and more tightly. The expansion of export controls on electronics, industrial goods, equipment and other items will hit opportunities for parallel imports to Russia. This is especially true for goods from the USA or with American components. Bypassing export controls is a criminal offense in most initiating countries. The United States has the richest experience in prosecuting violators, which is also used in relation to Russia . Any participant in the supply ...


Twelve Years into Syrian Conflict

... exacerbated by the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine. The recent tragedy that befell Turkey and the five provinces in the neighboring Syria has once again drawn the attention of the international community not only to the loss of thousands of lives and colossal destruction but also to the extent to which these natural disasters may affect the prospects of national reconciliation in Syria and rapprochement between these two nations with a complex history of relations. While being ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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