A Three-Move Game: Will It Be Possible to Avoid Zugzwang?
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Russia in Global Affairs
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Research Professor;
Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director


SPIN RSCI: 4139-3941
ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-4094
ResearcherID: N-3527-2016
Scopus AuthorID: 24481505000


E-mail: [email protected]
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Valdai Discussion Club

On January 19, 2022, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion dedicated to the consultations between representatives of Russia and the West on security guarantees in Geneva, Brussels and Vienna, titled «A three-move game: will it be possible to avoid zugzwang?» The discussion was moderated by Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine, Research Director of the Valdai Club.

A Three-Move Game: Will It Be Possible to Avoid Zugzwang?
An Expert Discussion


  • John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago
  • Malcolm Rifkind, Secretary of Defence (1992-1995) and Foreign Secretary (1995-1997) of the UK
  • Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Valdai Discussion Club
“What has been discussed in Geneva is not about the world order, it’s rather about very practical things in European security.”
Fyodor A. Lukyanov
Russia in Global Affairs Editor-in-Chief Fyodor Lukyanov took part in Meduza's podcast The Naked Pravda on Russia's peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan and security demands in Europe.