Articles

India in the ‘Asian century’: Thinking like a hegemon?

The rise of two Asian powerhouses in world politics has prompted the 21st century to be dubbed the ‘Asian Century'. This piece explores the...

Reinventing hegemonies: A conference

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), East China Normal University, and Carlton University had the honour of co-hosting a conference in Shanghai, China...
If the Chinese buying spree is over, why does the US housing affordability crisis persist?

If the Chinese buying spree is over, why does the US housing affordability crisis persist?

For US housing, the great Chinese buying spree is over, or so it seems, for now. After years of headlines heralding a surge of foreign...
Vladimir Yakunin, DOC Insight on the Belt and Road Forum

The Belt and Road Initiative as a new model for global inclusive development and solidarity

On 25-27 April 2019, Beijing hosted the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in an undoubtable demonstration of cooperative multilateral power on...
Unconditional basic income and cryptocurrencies

Unconditional basic income and cryptocurrencies

As Basic Income activists, we all know why we support Unconditional/Universal Basic Income (UBI). I do it not only because I hope for a...
UBI

Do we need a UBI right now or a reassessment?

In this article I will offer some ideas regarding the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI). As it appears in Western (welfare-state) societies,...
basic income

Universal Basic Income: The way to prosperity or idleness?

During a half-day workshop Saratha Davala from the Basic Income Network (India), Karenina Schröder from Circle Blockchain e.V. (Berlin), Ralf Krämer from United Services...
rich

The rise of the visible rich in India

It is not unusual to see rich celebrities such as film stars, flashy businessmen (and yes, they are typically male), bankers, famous social activists,...
nuclear

Suspending US-South Korean large-scale military exercises unlikely to change North Korea’s nuclear course

The article argues that Washington’s suspension of large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, planned for March, will not reverse North Korea’s nuclear ambitions....
central bank

Central bank independence and economic growth

Central bank independence (CBI) is usually understood as the central bank’s ability to control monetary instruments. On the other hand, CBI can also be...

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