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The 14th annual Valdai International Discussion Club meeting ended October 19th in Sochi initially set up a task to extend the common format of expert discussions and try to create perspective models of world development based on rethinking of political and legal standards and social and economic trends that used to be untouched previously. This also accounted for the wording of the ambitious subject of the current forum “The World of the Future: Through Conflict to Harmony” that sends us back to the concept of Joseph Schumpeter, one of the greatest economists and sociologists of the 20th century, of a “creative destruction” that creates a new order, a new world, as well as the choice of key participants closing the most important 5th day of the meetings.
The meeting of the Communist Party of China that closed October 24 in Beijing became one of the most closed forums in the modern history of the Celestial, due to the serious staff issues that it was meant to solve, in the context of CPC president Xi Jingping’s fight on corruption in place.
President Putin's visit to Iran ended November 1st had two key planes, the geopolitical and economic one. Both of them are interrelated, however, they have their direct objects, too. If politically the relations of Moscow and Tehran should be considered, first of all, in the context of the situation in Syria and Iraq and counteracting to the American policy, then economically the cooperation is sooner directed to the East, regarding Pakistan, India and China.
The resolution of the White House declared the other day inevitably caused an avalanche of feedback. No other issue in the current situation could be at the same level in terms of its symbols and layers, including the analysis of domestic situation in the USA. Even if a big banner “Closed for renovations” covered the Statue of Liberty, this would not make the whole world think that the USA is closing in order to focus on their own matters that are quite urgent right now, especially after the false start with changes during Obama presidency.
US president Donald Trump published a new strategy on Iran. There were two major declarations. The first one related to inacceptability for the USA of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA) signed in 2015 on Iranian nuclear program. The second one related to sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that was included in the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.

Nuclear weapons formed the basis of strategic stability between the nuclear superpowers for the past seventy years. The threat of instantaneous and mutual annihilation helped concentrate minds, including the establishment of clear and unambiguous “rules of the game” among the nuclear superpowers. States continued to compete, but competition was never allowed to compromise overall strategic stability.