The Centre for World Dialogue is an international non-governmental organisation that exists to promote greater understanding between the peoples of the world. It was established in 1995 and is fully independent, with no affiliation to any government or political body. The Centre for World Dialogue is founded on the conviction that all people have the right to engage in the free and open discussion of ideas. The Centre believes that dialogue and the exchange of views have a vital role to play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts. These basic principles underpin the Centreâ€™s commitment to promoting greater understanding and co-operation at all levels through initiating and encouraging discussion on issues of global concern. Global Dialogue is the electronic journal of the Centre for World Dialogue, published online twice a year. Its clear, thought-provoking articles offer analysis and insight on questions of international concern. Global Dialogue is dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas on a broad range of pressing contemporary issues, social, political, economic and cultural. As its name suggests, Global Dialogue aims to encourage debate. The journal reflects the belief that engagement and discussion are better means of resolving conflict than the threat or use of force. Each issue is themed, providing in-depth coverage of a specific topic.