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.
11/21/201210:59 All great crises generated great ideas, but recent crisis of 2008-2010 did not give anything new. It created some vacuum and a serious challenge for economic science and political leaders to generate new agenda regarding economic policy, says Andrey Klepach, deputy minister of the economic development of the Russian Federation.
11/20/201212:18 The key to Russia's growth is inspiration through a growth in productivity, that requires significant reforms and capital influence, says Yaroslav Lisovolik, Head of Research and Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank Russia.
10/16/201215:23 More attention needs to be paid to arms control in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, since it is an opportunity to make Americans safer and to advance American security. Since the U.S. and Russia signed the New START treaty in 2011 arms control implementation is going smoothly, but that there are still challenges, in particular with regard to missile defense and further reductions in warheads.
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.
07/10/201213:24 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.
05/29/201209:49 Russia has started actively building up its presence in the region after the commissioning of Sakhalin gas deposits. After liquefying the bulk of the gas, Russia supplies it to its Asian partners. High-tech methods of liquefying natural gas can put Russia in the lead in the Asia -Pacific Region.
05/23/201213:55 The reality is that the Russian gas exporter, Gazprom, is as dependent on the European market as the Europeans are on Russian gas. So a great deal of the anxiety about dependence on Russian gas really doesn’t reflect the reality, which is that Gazprom earns most of its profits exporting gas to Europe and to date Gazprom doesn’t mostly export gas to Asia, that’s the future.