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.
12/14/200917:25 Charles Grant , director of the Centre for European Reform, speaks about new Russian security initiatives at the Valdai Club conference “Towards New Euroatlantic Security Architecture?” in London
12/14/200915:48 OSCE Secretary General Marс Perrin de Brishambaut thinks, that potentially the Russian European security proposal would also involve international organizations. He took part at the Valdai Club conference “Towards New Euroatlantic Security Architecture?” in London
12/11/200914:21 The main premise of the authors of this report is the fact that Europe is no longer the global center in the system of international relations, its political and economic power is dwindling and a number of new contestants for the global leadership have arisen in the last decades.
09/30/200913:09 The Cold War dominated the latter half of the 20th century in Europe. It was over more quickly than anybody could anticipate. Two decades have passed since the end of the Cold War, to use the original meaning of that term. In Russia, in particular, there have been voices asking whether the Cold War is really over and simultaneously calling for the creation of a new security architecture in Europe.
09/29/200909:29 Since the end of the Cold War nothing has marked the armistice between the former two military, political and ideological blocks, nor built the foundations of a new era on the continent. As nobody had declared (cold) war, nobody cared about signing its end. No peace treaty, no institution - like the League of Nations after World War I, United Nations or European Union after World War II - to inspire Europe with a new impetus, a new will, and nothing either to prove that anybody had learned from this 30-year long episode.