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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Highlights from Putin's Valdai International Discussion Club Address
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Its 14th annual forum in Sochi addressed whether "a new world order (will) emerge from the current conflicts." Its theme: "The World of the Future: Moving Through Conflict to Cooperation."
Participants from 33 countries were involved. Putin addressed the final session, his remarks always refreshingly candid – polar opposite double-talking Western officials, notably US ones.
Below are the highlights of his remarks – quoted and summarized:
International relations "are built on the balance between cooperation and competition…(W)hen interests are pushed through at any cost…disputes…lead to violent conflicts" – evident in numerous countries.
Under conditions prevailing today, "relations between countries…degrade. The world becomes less secure&quo
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