A series of discussions.
Russia is going through a period of fundamental change of its place and role in the world. Not only the political, but also the ideological system of coordinates is changing. A new generation of people, for whom the landmark period of the 1980s-1990s is not a personal experience but a fact of history, are entering political life. These young people are more open to the world and oriented towards dialogue, yet they lack the experience of responsible interaction that their 20th-century predecessors had. Despite the current openness in communication and people’s active interaction, alienation continues to grow.
A series of discussions and publications covering urgent issues of the strategy of Russia’s development amid new international confrontation.
Russian Conservatism and International Relations
A series of roundtable discussions and webinars, an international conference “The Problems of Diplomacy between Russia and the West after the Cold War,” preparation and publication of the report “Conservatism in the 21st Century: The Ideology of Russian Foreign Policy.”
Broadening the scope and increasing the expertise of discussions with the participation of foreign and Russian experts; launching a unique advanced training project for contributing authors of Russia in Global Affairs – “School for Scholars”– aimed at developing the skills of modern analytical writing in young international affairs practitioners and scientists.
A series of educational events (lectures, seminars, webinars) in various regions of the country, involving the representatives of the regional elite and communities.
Promoting communication between active representatives of society and state in discussing national priorities, factors of external influence on the country’s internal development (preparation and publication of 10 Russian- and English-language issues containing analytical and expert material on the problems of Russia’s national interests and foreign policy philosophy. Organization of a conference “Russia’s Foreign Policy Philosophy: Epoch-Breaking Change”.
A series of polemic articles discussing various aspects of society’s attitude towards major political decisions. Interactive discussion on the magazine’s website and social network sources of the problem of national interests, ways of their identification and formulation criteria.
Public discussion of issues related to the notion of national interests as a result of state-society interaction in the sphere of foreign policy. The problems of national interests that cause most concern among the public have been defined and a platform for their discussion has been established to serve as a permanent resource of feedback between the public and the intellectual community that takes major decisions.
A review of various national and transnational projects for the development of Eurasia, a comprehensive assessment of the conditions of the current development of the Russian economy.
Forming a platform for the discussion of the changing global situation and of the priorities it sets. Preparation of a series of analytical publications as a basis for working out proposals on an updated concept of Russian foreign policy.
Publication of a special issue of Russia in Global Affairs comprising a “hot on the heels” analysis of the Ukraine crisis (the so-called Euromaidan and its consequences) and of the impact of the new international situation on Russia.
A series of “oral history” interviews with Russian and leading foreign diplomats of the 1990s-2000s on the key events related to the formation of new Russian diplomacy.
A series of publications and public activities intended to form a comprehensive picture of the events taking place around Russia. The project aims at developing in the readers the ability for more qualified analytical perception of the news and continuous changes
in the global situation. A series of discussions on the significant role and power of Russia on the global scene.
A series of publications and events discussing the interconnection between external and internal factors in the development and formation of new national self-consciousness in the conditions of the growing global chaos.
The prospects of information and telecommunication technology for providing citizens with socially significant information and of the growing impact of the media on socio-political and cultural life of millions of people around the globe.
Discussions of Asia’s development agenda; outlining a set of top priority tasks for the Russian leadership to solve in the period of 2012-2018.