Russia is back. Few would disagree with this statement, but what does it mean exactly? What kind of Russia is back? What does it imply for the European security architecture and the global order? In March 2018, Russia will hold new presidential elections and it is likely that Vladimir Putin will renovate his mandate for 6 more years until 2024. However, noticeable signals of mounting problems, growing social discontent, uncertain economic prospects, military interventions abroad and tensions with some neighbors and the West, trigger important questions on whether and how the Kremlin will be able to face these challenges and what international implications will it entail.
These and other issues will be addressed during the 16th edition of the international seminar War and Peace in the 21st Century, that will count with the participation of Javier Solana, Konstantin Von Eggert, Arkady Ostrovsky, Marie Mendras, Andrey Kortunov, Judy Dempsey, Marc Marginedas and Cristina Gallach.
Laura Pérez Castaño, Councillor for International Relations, Barcelona City Council
Antoni Segura, Chairman of the Board, CIDOB
Javier Solana, Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy
Chair: Marc Marginedas, Moscow correspondent, El Periódico
Konstantin Von Eggert, Journalist and political commentator
Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe Editor, The Economist
Marie Mendras, Professor, Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs and Research Fellow, CNRS, Paris
Chair: Cristina Gallach, Former Under Secretary General for the Department of Public Information, UN
Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe
Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB