Publications

08.09.2017. The Future World Order
It becomes increasingly difficult for the West to impose its political systems and cultural and human values.   A few days ago I spoke at a seminar attended by renowned and unorthodox scholars from Russia and the West. The topic of my presentation was “What Will There Be after the ‘Liberal Global Order?’” I think...

11.04.2017. Taking a New Look at Nuclear Peace
A new Concert of Nations could be more stable than the previous one if it is based not only on moral principles and the balance of power, but also on mutual nuclear deterrence.   Key points at first. Nuclear weapons, if they are ever to be used, are unspeakable evil, but their existence saved the world during the Cold War and is saving...

09.03.2017. The Victory of Russia and the New Concert of Nations
Over the past several years and especially since 2016 an answer to this question the question “who rules the world?”, a Russian who has been reading the international, and particularly Western, press on a daily basis, has been clear enough: of course, Putin and Russia which he leads. It is Putin who is undermining the world order which was established in the 1990s. Western mainstream media keeps harping on about Putin plotting to direct hordes of...

01.03.2017. Mutual assured deterrence
MOSCOW – The degradation of governance within the international system is a hot topic nowadays – and for good reason. The underpinnings of the rules-based world order are crumbling, and basic norms of international behavior and decency are in decay. By almost any definition, we seem to be living in a dangerous – even prewar – type of world. Relations between Russia and the European Union, and with the EU’s close ally the United States, are increasingly...

08.02.2017. 2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism
Russia Won, Because It Was Resolved to Win   More than three years later, the tide has turned. There are still many dangers ahead; the economic base is still weak; and reforms, the fight against corruption, and the change of elites are proceeding too slowly. But in...

02.02.2017. A view from Moscow
The victory of Donald Trump reinforced international tendencies, which had been obvious for Russians and which had been guiding Russian behavior for last few years. Among them – deglobalization led by forces, which previously created it, but started to retreat from it, when they saw that it benefits others equally or more. The change in correlation of forces against the old world and towards Asia will continue, though at somewhat slower pace than in previous decades. China will...

16.01.2017. A Year of Victories. What’s Next?
  In early 2014, during the Christmas holidays, when it was already clear that the confrontation with the West was getting increasingly tense, I read again Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I was struck by a phrase that had not caught my attention before: “A battle is won by those who firmly resolve to win it.” I realized then that...

18.11.2016. Global Challenges and Russia’s Foreign Policy
  The article discusses the results of Russian foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union against the background of major new global and regional international trends and the policy of other major world powers. The author argues that Russia should work for preventing a new structured confrontation in Europe, maintaining international stability, and...

24.10.2016. From East to West, or Greater Eurasia
Distinguished officials attending the Eastern Economic Forum recently held in Vladivostok argued at one of its sessions about who was actually the author of the idea of Russia’s pivot to the East. I am glad they did, because I have long been advocating Russia’s economic push towards the growing Asian markets. The discussion became yet another proof that the pivot not only took place but was actually gaining momentum; at least in the minds of the...

28.09.2016. Interview: Devaluated Standards
  DEVALUED STANDARDS  “THE REASON FOR THE WEST’S FEARS IS THAT RUSSIA IS  OFFERING A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE PRESENT WESTERN VALUES.”
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