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French populism: The challenge of Islam. (Credit: hadrian/Bigstock)

The European project in psychological perspective

Ever since World War Two, a dominant goal in Western European (and American) politics has been to realise a peaceful, thriving Europe that could withstand inner tensions and avoid the clashes that could lead...
Debate at the European Commission, July 2014. (Credit: European Parliament/Flickr)

Smaller and larger nations: A fair balance of interests?

The destiny of Europe has been shaped for many years by the interests of great powers. For centuries, the Russian, Ottoman, and Habsburg empires, as well as France and Britain, have dominated the European...
The Wall Street Bull in the financial district in Manhattan, New York. (Credit: Sam valadi/Flickr)

Financial capitalism and the future

Donald Trump’s election victory can be seen as the culmination of a series of events including the May 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines and the UK’s June 2016 Brexit referendum. These events were...
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Sergey Lavrov at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Germany. Hamburg, December 2016. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Restarting the dialogue for European peace?

Anyone who wishes to make a realistic judgment of the chances for a successful, European-led initiative to resolve worldwide geopolitical tensions must begin by reviewing the results of recent initiatives for peace. Such a stock-taking...
Activists demonstrate against free trade agreements between the EU and the US in Bulgaria. Sofia, October 2016. (Credit: Belish/Bigstock)

Glocalism: Beyond nationalism and internationalism

What does the term ‘glocalism’ mean? Obviously, it is composed of two words, localism and globalism. But one should note how the words are combined. Glocalism does not imply an indiscriminate fusion, a bland...
Afghan National Army soldiers take a break during an operation in Alingar District, Laghman province. (Credit: DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

A new strategy for Afghanistan

Efforts to transform overnight insecure and destitute societies into liberal democracies with free-market economies, predominant private sectors, and independent central banks have been most disappointing: over half of the countries that transitioned to peace...
Revolutionary nostalgia (Berlin remix). Karl-Marx-Straße, August 2017. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Souciant)

Reimagining Soviet history: The October 1917 Revolution and the New Economic Policy

On 29 November, the DOC Research Institute hosted the Were there viable alternatives in 1917 and 1929? conference at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Sponsored by the political science department, the conference discussed whether there were...
The main domestic issues for Azerbaijan — often labelled a 'post-Soviet rentier state'— are corruption, nepotism, and the curse of the petro-states. (Credit: Marco Fieber/Flickr)

European energy security: Challenges in diversifying and decarbonising

European energy supply security has long been a geopolitical and geo-economic issue and has become a key concern for the EU. Over the last century, the security of energy supply and the price of...
Behind the Great Firewall. (Credit: Mike Licht/Flickr)

The new multipolarity of the digital future

For a long time, a drastic new chapter for civil society –  digitalisation – was indelibly linked to the United States. The socio-normative force of new technologies seemed equally dependent on US business models...
Debates at the UN Security Council Summit 'Reforms in the sphere of UN peacekeeping: implementation and further steps' (Credit: palinchak/Bigstock)

Rhodes Forum policy recommendations

Based on research conducted by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute and contributions made by panellists and moderators during the 2017 Rhodes Forum, the DOC suggests the following policy recommendations for further development and...