4th annual conference of the Middle East Dialogue of the Valdai International Discussion Club, titled “Islam in Politics: Ideology or Pragmatism?”, will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on May 14-15.
Issues of commonalities and differences in the Muslim communities of Russia and Canada, as well as problems of their integration into the legal frameworks of their respective countries, were the main topics of discussion at the conference Muslims in Russia, the CIS, and Canada: Cohabitation and Cooperation
The conference Muslims in Russia, the CIS, and Canada: Cohabitation and Cooperation presented by Carleton’ Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam, and the Valdai Discussion Club is to be held on March 8, 2013 at the Carleton University, Ottawa.
The analytical report “Russia’s Economy: after Transformation, before Modernization” was prepared after discussions at the Valdai Discussion Club Summit held on October 21–22, 2012. The report incorporates many of the conclusions on Russia’s political development contained in the 2011 Valdai report “Russia Should Not Miss Its Chance: Development Scenarios”.
The Russia Development Index (Valdai Index) reflects the combined opinion of the world's leading experts on Russia as regards Russia’s political, economic, social, cultural and international performance. The annual poll aims to study changes in Russia’s development trends over a year. It is important that respondents assess not the current situation, but changes.
The analytical report “Military Reform: Toward the New Look of the Russian Army” summarizes the results of the conference of the Valdai Discussion Club Defense and Security section titled “Modernization of Russia’s Armed Forces and Cooperation in International Security” which was held on May 25-27, 2011 in Moscow.
04/03/201311:04 While there is nothing wrong with efforts to build new trade and transit infrastructure across Central Asia per se, they ought to be driven by market logic rather than reflexive hostility to Russian and Chinese influence.
12/05/201211:45 Russia is wavering between China and Vietnam, and is trying to develop military and economic cooperation with both countries. Yet, Russia is finding it more and more difficult to maintain this posture without damaging its image. China shows no understanding toward efforts to deepen ties with Vietnam.
11/30/201210:10 It is obvious that life in large cities, including Moscow, is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the local population, because the number of immigrants is growing, and young people who have little or no command of Russian constitute an increasing proportion among them.
11/13/201209:54 Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey V. Lavrov for the news agency «RIA Novosti», newspaper «Moscow News», magazine «Russia in Global Affairs», Moscow, November 8, 2012.
10/08/201210:53 Russia can be deservedly proud that it achieved its main goals in 1992-1994. The methods employed were almost exclusively peaceful, despite attempts by both parties to drag Russia into the confrontation. By all standards, national reconciliation in Tajikistan remains a landmark event in the modern history of Russian diplomacy.
07/12/201213:38 Russia has taken over the rotating chair of APEC in 2012 and will host this year's summit in Vladivostok in early September. Gleb Ivashentsov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Неаd of the Russian Center for APEC Studies, stresses the importance of Russia’s APEC chairmanship and assesses the prospects of this structure given the contradictions between some the member-states.
07/11/201212:04 Kim Byungki, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Founding Directing Head of International Security Policy Forum at the Graduate School of International Studies, and Vice Director at The Institute for Sustainable Development at Korea University, assesses the current situation in the Asia Pacific region and highlights Russia's role in enhancing the regional security.
07/11/201211:06 Neighboring countries will not survive without Russia, because they have very high unemployment, and neither can we survive without them, because somebody needs to do all this work. So far, we are in the process of a very painful mutual adjustment.
07/10/201213:24 Huang Jing, Professor and Director, Center on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP) names four prerequisites for success of the Russian efforts to integrate into Asia-Pacific region.