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WPC 2008, Evian - Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation

WPC 2008, Evian - Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation

"In the foreseeable future, for at least the next 15 or 20 years, the world will be multipolar, heterogenous and global. These are not empty words. (...) Thus, we have to elaborate new rules of the game, economic and political ones, accompanied by 'confidence building measures,' as we used to say during the Cold War." Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

"In the foreseeable future, for at least the next 15 or 20 years, the world will be multipolar, heterogenous and global. These are not empty words. (...) Thus, we have to elaborate new rules of the game, economic and political ones, accompanied by 'confidence building measures,' as we used to say during the Cold War." Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank; Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank; Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

"The strong intention of Governor Kuroda of the bank of Japan is working. He says the bank will do whatever it can to overcome the deflation that has long undermined Japanese economy. Japanese technology is strong. The strength of teamwork is really competitive. Loyalty and morale are high" - Yutaka Aso, President of Aso Group.

"The strong intention of Governor Kuroda of the bank of Japan is working. He says the bank will do whatever it can to overcome the deflation that has long undermined Japanese economy. Japanese technology is strong. The strength of teamwork is really competitive. Loyalty and morale are high" - Yutaka Aso, President of Aso Group.

"The most powerful states no longer wish or are no longer capable of exercising their power. It is, in my view, more constructive to focus on the middle powers" - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

"The most powerful states no longer wish or are no longer capable of exercising their power. It is, in my view, more constructive to focus on the middle powers" - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the World Policy Conference

"Asia is a much more complex geography than Europe with much less institutionalism and it is much more about territorial and other kinds of disputes" - Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

"Asia is a much more complex geography than Europe with much less institutionalism and it is much more about territorial and other kinds of disputes" - Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

"President Xi Jinping proposed a cooperation initiative through the Silk Road economic belt cooperation initiative. It brings about new opportunities for economic cooperation on the Eurasian continent and has been welcomed by the majority of countries that lie alongside the continent" - Dong Manyuan, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

"President Xi Jinping proposed a cooperation initiative through the Silk Road economic belt cooperation initiative. It brings about new opportunities for economic cooperation on the Eurasian continent and has been welcomed by the majority of countries that lie alongside the continent" - Dong Manyuan, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

"Demographically speaking, we are risking the future of the state as a Jewish state, and in terms of Israel’s international standing, we see a creeping delegitimisation, and these are two very dangerous developments for us." - Itamar Rabinovich, President of the Israel Institute, Distinguished Global Professor at New York University, Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University

"Demographically speaking, we are risking the future of the state as a Jewish state, and in terms of Israel’s international standing, we see a creeping delegitimisation, and these are two very dangerous developments for us." - Itamar Rabinovich, President of the Israel Institute, Distinguished Global Professor at New York University, Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University

Stepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia; Amine Gemayel, former President of the Lebanese Republic

Stepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia; Amine Gemayel, former President of the Lebanese Republic

"And for the first time in centuries, we will have not only geoeconomic, geopolitical, technological and military competitors, we will have a formidable competitor whom we must treat with respect, because these are cultures and traditions which are so ancient that they deserve our respect." - Mr. Mircea Geoana, President of the Aspen Institute Romania

"And for the first time in centuries, we will have not only geoeconomic, geopolitical, technological and military competitors, we will have a formidable competitor whom we must treat with respect, because these are cultures and traditions which are so ancient that they deserve our respect." - Mr. Mircea Geoana, President of the Aspen Institute Romania

WPC 2014, Seoul - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea

WPC 2014, Seoul - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea

"We need to pay more attention to income distribution, to how growth is taking place and to how it is spreading through societies" - Mr. Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

"We need to pay more attention to income distribution, to how growth is taking place and to how it is spreading through societies" - Mr. Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC, and moderator of the first plenary session called "Security governance in East Asia and in Europe".

Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC, and moderator of the first plenary session called "Security governance in East Asia and in Europe".

“In order to establish its credibility, the international criminal justice system has to be universal. In other words, legal proceedings must be initiated on the basis of the gravity of the crimes committed and not on the basis of the political interests of the member states. There are still too many states that benefit from absolute immunity thanks to the Security Council.” Robert Badinter, former French Minister of Justice, former President of the Constitutional Council

“In order to establish its credibility, the international criminal justice system has to be universal. In other words, legal proceedings must be initiated on the basis of the gravity of the crimes committed and not on the basis of the political interests of the member states. There are still too many states that benefit from absolute immunity thanks to the Security Council.” Robert Badinter, former French Minister of Justice, former President of the Constitutional Council

WPC 2013, Monaco - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council

WPC 2013, Monaco - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council

WPC 2013, Monaco - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Bartholomew 1st, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch

WPC 2013, Monaco - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Bartholomew 1st, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch