, chair of Moscow think tank the Institute for Contemporary Development, says the world is becoming bipolar, which like the mental illness means it's suffering violent mood swings.
Paula Dobriansky, Andrzej Olechowski, Yukio Satoh, and Igor Yurgens
Another liberally minded intellectual I talked to was Igor Yurgens
, an intimate of Dmitry Medvedev when he was president.
The second session featured Ayalon, Russian academic Igor Yurgens
The Munich Security Conference, a global gathering of defense, began on a sour note, when Ayalon protested the decision to split up the panel in such a way that he and Turki would be sitting on separate panels: Turki would sit with Egyptian diplomat Hossam Zaki and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Ayalon was to share the stage with Russian academic Igor Yurgens
, First Vice President at Renaissance Capital, a Moscow investment bank, accused the EU of snubbing Russia by excluding it from the Eastern Partnership, a forum created this year for talks with several CIS states.
We could dismantle our rockets, take others off alert, and the Americans would be obliged to follow us." When I recently asked one of Medvedev's advisers, Igor Yurgens
, what the "reset" button statement by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meant, he replied, "the tone is different."
, one of Russia's most creative political analysts, has been quick to draw the moral: "the social contract consisted of limiting civil rights in exchange for economic well-being.
"Many thought our country, along with other major developing economies would be able to weather the global storm in a safe haven and possibly even take advantage of the situation to establish itself as a new centre of influence in the global economy," said Bank Renaissance Capital chairman Professor Igor Yurgens
in a speech on European perspectives on economic growth.