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“Four years ago in this hall the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Dmitry Medvedev, expressed his wish that this platform serve as a meeting place for leading economists, political scientists, lawyers and demographers – all of the specialists required to fully engage in our work. We have strived to do just that,” Igor Yurgens said.
On August 17, Igor Yurgens participated in the Trilogue Salzburg 2012. This forum brings together political and corporate decision-makers, social entrepreneurs and visionaries, and leading think tank representatives from around the world.
The European vector of Russia’s foreign policy has been one of the most intensive, most problematic and most promising. And it seems reasonable to assume that this will remain so for the foreseeable future.
At the request of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Institute of Contemporary Development along with the Center for Legal and Economic Research brought together a group of leading legal experts, academics and economists to develop a Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere.
Igor Yurgens delivered the keynote speech at a seminar organized by the Centre for European Reform in London on February 16. In line with the seminar’s broad theme – the future of Russia – Yurgens’ remarks covered a wide range of issues – from obstacles for Russia’s modernization to the country’s WTO prospects and cooperation plans with the EU.
The NATO summit in Chicago is expected to focus on the alliance's capacity to address twenty-first century threats. Four experts--two from NATO countries and one each from Israel and Russia, non-NATO countries--discuss how NATO can remain relevant as a force for international peace and security as it continues to evolve from its Cold War mission as a counter to Soviet threats.
- May 16, 2014
The Trilaterial Commission posted on its public website a short version of new "Russian" report.
This report was preparing and discussing for a year. Paula Dobriansky, Andrzej Olechowski and Yukio Satoh were its authors. For the first time, Trilateral invited Russia to join as a full-fledged partner in the project, a task which was undertaken by Igor Yurgens.
The final full version will be published in the coming months in the regular series of "Triangle papers".
- April 8, 2014
It remains early to project how the current Ukrainian plot will unfold in international relations. However, the consequences for Russia of the struggle in Ukraine already began to manifest themselves in March. It remains to be seen how profound these consequences will be and what effort will be needed to overcome them. On the nature of the conflict in Ukraine and exit strategies as well as on how the events in Crimea will affect the future of Russia in the system of global governance.
- July 10, 2014
This report represents the first part of a project targeting the problems and prospects of two economic integration projects in Greater Europe — the European project (European Union) and the Eurasian project (Russia, the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union). The presented study pays particular attention to the EU’s Eastern Partnership, Ukraine’s gains and losses stemming from its internal crisis and implications of its “European choice”, and the implications of this choice for Moldova. The aggregate results and calculations as well as the underlying methodologies are substantiated in the full text of the report, which is available in Russian.
- April 4, 2014
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for March. The main topics of this issue are: Ukrainian events and the future of Russia; the EU’s foreign policy; the expert communities on Russia in the US and EU; and, risks facing the Chinese economy.