Reconfiguration, Not Just a Reset. Russia’s Interests in Relations with the United States of America
Report for the meeting of the Russian-U.S. section of the Valdai International Discussion Club (Moscow, June 2009) by Sergei Karaganov, Dmitry Suslov and Timofei Bordachev was published by RIA Novosti.
On June 3rd Jayantha Dhanapala, the President of the international Pugwash Movement, gave a lecture at the HSE. His speech was dedicated to the prospects of concluding new agreements on nuclear weapons, but he also commented on the main problems of international security today.
While some economists suggest that bankers may be exaggerating the problems in order to win more cheap state funding, most agree that bad loans are set to surge. Y.Gavrilenkov, the HSE expert, mentiones some aspects of the problem.
Toxic assets problem in the banks is comprehensively discussed in Russia. "Russia does not have a major toxic asset problem in the banks. Russian banks were not really involved in buying these derivative securities," Martin Gilman, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, said.
The SU-HSE professor Y. Nadorshin comments Kazakh President N. Nazarbayev initiative to establish common currency "yevraz" for five former Soviet republics.