Foreign Policy Research Foundation

Foreign Policy Research Foundation, established in 2006, is a membership-free

non-profit organization operating across the Russian Federation and beyond.

The Foundation pursues educational, social, cultural, scientific-research, charity and other goals.

To achieve these goals, the Foundation works to fulfill the following tasks:

  • study socio-economic and legal aspects of the global economic development;
  • inform the Russian public about the realities of the modern world;
  • promote dialogue between foreign and Russian experts and policymakers on opportunities for joint development in the rapidly changing world.

Russia in Global Affairs is published by the Foreign Policy Research Foundation in English- and Russian-language versions.




1989 Revolutionary Change: Thirty Years After

December 2018- September 2019

Russian International Affairs Council

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.

Russia Comes First? Foreign Policy in the Era of a Fragmented World and the Rise of National Egoism

January 2018 — October 2019

PAO Norilsk Nikel

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

October 2016 — April 2017

The Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies

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.”

Russian Foreign Policy in the Conditions of a Systemic Change in International Relations

June 2016 – December 2016

Russian International Affairs Council

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.

Consolidating National Unity amid the Growing Influence of External Factors on the Development of Society and State

September 2015 – September 2016

The Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies

A series of educational events (lectures, seminars, webinars) in various regions of the country, involving the representatives of the regional elite and communities.

National Interests and the New Foreign-Policy Conception of Russia: The Eurasian Turn and the Continuity of Western Cultural Heritage

August 2015 – July 2016

PAO Norilsk Nikel

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”.

How to Harmonize Domestic Development Goals and Foreign Policy

July 2015 – December 2015

Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

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.

Civil Society and Power: How to Establish Feedback in Elaborating Russia’s Foreign Policy and Formulating Its National Interests

January 2015 – September 2015

The Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies

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.

Seminars: “The Role of the Media in Global Politics” and “Eurasia Seen from Different Angles”  

October 2014 — December 2014

Russian International Affairs Council

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.

Foreign Policy for Internal Rise: What Foreign-Policy Course Russia Will Need in the Coming Decade

July 2014 – December 2014

Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

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.

Another Steep Turn in World Politics: The Collapse of the Ukrainian Statehood after the Demolition of the USSR, a Surge of Acute Confrontation between Moscow and the West

May 2014 — June 2014

The Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies

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.

Speaking the Language of Diplomacy

September 2013 – March 2014

Russian International Affairs Council

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.

The Study of Socio-Economic and Legal Trends in the Development of World Politics

November 2013 – December 2013

The Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies

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.

Russia amid the Changing World Order: Gaining Identity and a New Global Role

April 2013 – December 2013

Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

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.

International Conference “Global Politics and International Information Cooperation”

December 2012 – December 2012

Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

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.

Devising Russia’s Asia Strategy in the Context of Russia’s Chairmanship of APEC 2012

May 2012 – December 2012

Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media

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.