A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

Russia has strengthn its international positions over the past decade (2001-2011), in contrast to the weakness and decline of the Russian state in all traditional aspects of power throughout the 1990s. After a period of hectic, unsystematic reforms, Russia has returned to the international scene as ...

In July 2006 the summit of the G8, under Russian chairmanship for the first time, was held in St. Petersburg. At the same time a U.S.-Russian bilateral summit was held. These events were critical to the development of Russia's relations with the West in 2006.

The Two St. Petersburg Summits (full te...

Hopes for serious progress in the area of nuclear disarmament have not been justified. What challenges will Russia face in the disarmament process? What should its Western partners do in order to return to fruitful cooperation on all fronts? Did Russia do the right thing when it declared a moratoriu...


  • Affiliation : Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
  • Affiliation : President, President, The Middle East Institute (MEI)
  • Affiliation : Special correspondent, Kommersant Publishing House; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
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Round table discussion "Role of independent expert centers and mass media in Russian foreign policy debate" 04.10.2014

Moderator: Elena V. CHERNENKO, Observer, Foreign Policy Department, Kommersant Publishing House

  • Vladimir A. ORLOV, Director, PIR Center 
  • Fedor A. LUKYANOV, Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy 
  • Yevgeny Y. SATANOVSKY, President, Institute for Middle East Studies

Transcript of the round table (in Russian)