Statecraft: How the economics of civilisation can rescue the global economy

Our world is at a dangerous crossroads. The post-World War Two settlement is dissolving. Governments are having to learn how to adjust to a...

The problems of Central Asian migration to Russia

When we consider that over three percent of the world’s population lives outside their country of origin, and almost half of them from less...

Vertical barbarism: The new wave

Our era is closely connected with the ‘digital revolution’ that has irreversibly extended humanity’s capacity for progress. This is especially clear when one compares...

Where are US-Russia relations headed?

Paul Saunders: Let me start with Ukraine. The Trump administration recently approved the sale of certain lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government. You are...

The tiger and the dragon: How the rise of new powers shapes the globe

This year has seen a myriad of developments, and it is difficult to discern any single overarching trend other than fragmentation. Identifying positive trends proves even harder, especially in the traditional centres of power. However,...
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India and Japan renew bilateral relations

The Indian bullet train project is underway after a historic agreement between Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe during the Japanese prime minister’s recent visit to India. The full potential of Indian rail transport is yet...


  • DOC New Year Reception with Günter Verheugen

    On January 30th, the keynote speaker at the 2018 DOC New Year Reception will be SPD politician Günter Verheugen. Also an honorary professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Verheugen is a former European Commissioner for Enlargement (1999-2004) and ...
  • Protests in Iran. What's next?

    Protests in Iran that took place at the turn of 2017-2018 raised a question of the future of the Islamic Republic. Is it a start of a new protest trend, or will it remain just as a single instance episode? ...
  • Masjid Qalsharif - Russia

    Islam in Eurasia

    "Islam in Eurasia" conference is organized by Tyumen State University and Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, two entities that established a successful cooperation with each other. The event in Tyumen continues a DOC RI project on building interaction with Russia’s ...
  • Conference “Africa-Europe Relationships: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective”

    14-15 June 2018 The conference will examine the plurality of socio-economic and political interactions underpinning the relationship between Africa and Europe. In particular, it aims to identify and discuss patterns of cooperation and recurrent obstacles in the African-European multi-stakeholder dynamics. ...
  • Rhodes Forum 2018: Making Multilateralism Work: Enhancing Dialogue on Peace, Security and Development

    The DOC Research Institute is pleased to announce that its next Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum will take place on 5-6 October 2018 on the Greek island of Rhodes. The DOC Rhodes Forum 2018 will continue the Rhodes Forum tradition of shining a light ...


Rhodes Forum 2017 Overview


Samir Amin
Samir Amin
Marxian Econimist
Fabio Petito
Fabio Petito
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex
Johan Galtung
Johan Galtung
Professor of Peace Studies, Dr hc mult


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