RUS
ENG
RUS
ENG
The XVI Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts ended in Moscow

The final day of the XVI Diplomatic Seminar was opened by Alexander Losev, member of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, Director General of Sputnik Asset Management, who gave lecture "Providing national economic and digital security under current conditions":

"The geopolitical world today is becoming geoeconomic and military aspects are becoming secondary. All future confrontation will be of hybrid, nonlethal nature. This being said, the goal of the war is still the same – it is "the word convenient for a winner". We are entering the century of protectionism and mercantilism. The superpowers are trying to create their own world order around them and protect it by all means. It is unknown how the world will change by the third decade of the 21st century. Only big players have the future – those, who can control economic and media space not only on their territory, but also around them".

Dr. Alexey Fenenko, Associate Professor at the Department of International Security of the Faculty of World Politics at Lomonosov Moscow State University read lecture "In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the fascist Germany's attack on the USSR. Has the experience of the Great Patriotic War taught us anything and brought us together?" The expert presented a perspective of a political scientist on the events of 1941: it was not just the Germany's attack on the USSR, it was also beginning of the Yalta-Postdam world order:

"All world orders went through the same logic of development: each of them ended with a 30-year war. There is a point of view that World War I and II are one conflict, the so-called third 30-year war. Considering such an approach, we have a different picture of international relations".

The final session of the Diplomatic Seminar included presentations of reports by the participants, which had been developed in groups on different aspects of the international agenda: ways to exit the escalation of the Palestine-Israeli conflict, security problems in Central Asia under conditions of withdrawal of the US military forces from Afghanistan, major disagreements in Eastern Europe, and origin and forecasts of development of the territorial conflict  in the South China Sea. The best reports will be published in the coming days on the website of the Gorchakov Fund.