Every year, the Kortunov Debates are unique and specific, with their agenda determined either by the international events of the outgoing year or by an original format of the discussion. What remains unchanged is one thing — the basic rules of the Debates: first, their participants choose one of three most relevant foreign policy topics, and, second, they take opposing sides. Both young experts and experienced ones are welcomed to participate in the Debates. As time has passed, the project has become a professional discussion platform among international politics and economics experts around the world. Today, many previous participants of the Kortunov Debates are well-known and recognized global affairs analysts.