The real winner of Austria's election: Far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ). (Credit: Gregor Tatschl/Flickr)

The Austrian elections: Expectations and reality

The 26th Austrian elections took place with interesting, though expected results. As predicted, the centre-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) received the largest number of...
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China: Leading the fight against global warming?

The Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in 1997 and came into force in 2005, envisaged binding targets for cutting emissions only for industrialised countries...

Dialogue towards 和/harmony

The Chinese classic, The Book of Change, illustrates that change is an eternal truth for human existence, no matter if we admit it or...
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Development in the MENA region: Success or failure?

In the last five years, following the Arab Spring events of 2010, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...
Egyptians gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square to call for political reforms (Credit: Mohamed Elsayyed/Bigstock)

The MENA region: Catching up with the West?

A roundtable on the MENA region took place at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) on 27 October, exploring the reasons behind the strong...
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Fostering global civilisational cooperation

A delegation from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, led by chairman and co-founder Dr Vladimir Yakunin, recently traveled to Beijing to give a...
Protest at the European Commission, February 2016 (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Inequality, economic models and the Russian Revolution

Utopian socialists believed that socialism is inevitable because it is a more rational system for organising production and life, a system more in line...

Conference: October 1917 in historical perspective

A roundtable on Inequalities, economic models and Russia’s October 1917 revolution in historical perspective, was held on 23-24 October, at the Dialogue of Civilizations...
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Years of negotiations are better than war

On October 16-20, the DOC Research Institute co-hosted the Global Forum of Young Diplomats, in Sochi, Russia. Held within the framework of the World...

Regional and national identities: New and strong

Last Sunday, an awkward feeling beset many among the EU elite when the Spanish central government tried to prevent the Catalan independence referendum, with...