A provocative theme – «US, China and Russia in the no-rules-fights era» – attracted a large number of guests to the «Intellectual Tea Party with the Russian Ambassador» on May 30, 2018. Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Endicott College in Berkley (Massachusetts, USA) delivered an exciting lecture on the topic.
As was demonstrated by the subsequent discussion, the current uncertainty in the international affairs is a matter of great concern for Thailand. All the participants shared the view that destruction of the system of commonly accepted norms and principles of international law can cause unforeseeable consequences. Different scenarios and recipes which could help to secure peace and restore mutual trust were feverishly debated.
As usual Russian samovar tea and pancakes (blini) with jam helped to sweeten serious deliberations.