The Logic of Dialogue

Editor’s coloumn, Partnership of Civilizations International Scientific-Practical Journal, #1-2012.

Human Civilization in the Prophecies of Pitirim Sorokin. Lebanon

Within the Framework of their mutual research and dialogue project, The Notre Dame University-Louaize (Lebanon), The Lebanese Centre for Societal Research at Notre Dame University and the Lebanese Russian House held the international seminar “Human Civilization in the Prophecies of Pitirim Sorokin” on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

The Past, Current and Future Strategic Challenges and Democracy in Russia

Committee for the Future Parliament of Finland Edition. Eds.: Mika Mannermaa, Jim Dator, Paula Tiihonen

Alexander I. Ageev
D.Sc. (Economics), Professor, Director General
Institute for Economic Strategies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Unsatisfactory knowledge of historical trends predetermines confusion of politicians, experts and businessmen in the face of the future. Together with the seriousness of the challenges facing modern Russia and the entire world, all this results in high strategic vulnerability of major decisions being made nowadays in Russia and the world community.

Cyclicity of Strategic Challenges in Rusian History and development scenario for XXI century

Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security. Volume 5 NATO Security through Science Series: Human and Societal Dynamics. Edited by: T.C. Devezas. March 2006, 352 pp., hardcover. ISBN: 1-58603-588-6

PART III: Looking into the Future: Ciclicity of Strategic Challenges in Russian History and Development Scenario for the 21st Century /
A.I. Ageev

In the economic and administrative theories of “life cycle” of products and tech-nologies are well-known, but in our case it was a question of something more complex than a cycle of major industrial systems or Kondratyev’s conjuncture cycles . This “something” is unobviously connected with influence of forces regarding to which the players visible to us and their coalitions look like fragile constructions of Florida State or resorts of Thailand during a typhoon. Whirlwinds of an epoch, a kind of Hollywood “the day after tomorrow”, «fatal minutes» operate more powerfully than conjuncture cycles.