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Ideological disagreements have been minimised since the Cold War, so what is going wrong in US-Russia relations? (Credit: IgorBukhlin/Bigstock)

Why is the United States so tough on Russia? The answer may be in Lenin’s brochure of 1920

Even before the ‘Russian-hackers-undermine-US-democracy’ campaign, Russian-American relations had degraded to a level not seen since the 1950s. Why? Today the US has fewer ideological...
The OSCE headquarters in Vienna. (Credit: Immanuel Giel/WikiCommons)

OSCE: Priorities for 2018 and beyond

Italy, which assumed the Chairmanship of the OSCE this year, is facing a difficult environment within the greater European region, characterised by a multitude...
Cairo, Egypt. (Credit: Baloncici/Bigstock)

Rising inequality: Just another myth?

Tax coffers, ready to burst The well-known Berlin-based neoliberal think tank Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (Initiative New Social Market Economy) organised a discussion on the...
Making Sustainability Work Through Business Transformation

Making Sustainability Work Through Business Transformation

A recent study found India’s economic growth to be at over seven percent, largely led by businesses pursuing innovation activities and automation initiatives that are aimed at sustainable, long-term...
Contemporary Russia

A treacherous path to understanding contemporary Russia

Despite all the rhetoric, any objective researcher should accept that since the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s leadership in the post-Soviet period, including Vladimir...

Climate change: How to improve sustainable infrastructure development to mitigate risks

Despite the fact that global warming remains a controversial subject, the majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that changing temperatures...

Measuring sustainable development goals: Thinking beyond GDP

The majority of experts on economic and social development these days agree that traditional economic indicators, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and per...
Shanghai, China. (Credit: Patrick Foto/Bigstock)

Clash or dialogue? The Rhodes Forum and the challenge of the century

The first decades of the twenty-first century have demonstrated that it is more important than ever that we are able not only to address immediate...
Rhodes Forum 2017 - Goodluck Jonathan and Dioncounda Traoré

Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan’s address at the DOC Rhodes Forum

Let me first commend the Rhodes Forum for advancing the philosophy of Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC) this past 15 years. I also wish to thank...
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Ending the never-ending story

This article addresses the question of why achieving a peace settlement for Cyprus has proven so difficult since the partition of the island in...

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