The October Revolution in Russia was a harbinger of a new era. The changes which followed afterwards, altered the old world completely. Turkey and the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed, Germany changed its political system, new countries appeared, Poland regained independence. After 100 years, an uneasy feeling has been bothering us that another epoch is coming to an end. What will the XXI century look like and what configuration of power will it bring?

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With the theme of "Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future", this year’s APEC Summit will take place in Da Nang. The Summit will bring together APEC Leaders from the world’s most dynamic economies, speakers from the top global companies, international media moderators and over 1,000 CEOs from across the Asia-Pacific region. The program will feature three days of discussions, presentations and dialogue on a wide range of issues that promote economic dynamism and sustainable growth. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation is an international forum created in 1989 to enable cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region. 

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Conflicts on the South China Sea continue deteriorating relations not only between Asian country, but also in the West. The EU countries seem to be guided by their own interests on that matter - said Dr. Malgorzata Bonikowska, the CIR president during the conference "EU-ASEAN. Models of integration", organised by the Faculty of Political Science of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. The conference, held on 18-20 September, seeked to bring together the academia and practitioners focused on integration processes in the EU and ASEAN. 

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