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.
09/28/200913:28 Europe needs Security Horticulture not Security Architecture
09/28/200908:52 In European opinion, Russia has played the role of the “constitutive Other” since the Enlightenment. It was then that the modern European geography based on an East-West axis and the image of “semi-wild” Eastern Europe emerged. In the European discourse, Russia was seen either as a “barbarian at the gates” or an “eternal apprentice.”
09/18/200914:31 For the first time the last Valdai Club meeting was concentrated on the global issues, including developing of the European security system, global fiiancial crisis, aftermath of the U.S.- Russia summit. We travelled to Yakutia, for many people is was really an eye-opening chance to see what kind of processes are taking place in Russian regions.
09/17/200915:22 Angela Stent, Professor of Government and Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, at the final press-conference of the 2009 Valdai International Discussion Club Summit.
09/11/200920:56 Alexandre Adler, a well-known French historian and columnist at Le Figaro and France Culture, for the first time participates in the Valdai Club Summit and shares his thoughts on the topics discussed this year.
07/23/200916:41 Finally it is a fact: despite legal uncertainty (the “constitutional” Treaty of Lisbon between the EU countries has not come yet into effect), the European Union held its parliamentary elections in June and is now preparing for the autumn reappointment of the higher government of the “united Europe”.