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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...
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Elements of a road map for European security

Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critical international matters. After the Ukraine crisis, ‘business as usual’ has been impossible and will...
Traore

Terrorism in Mali: An issue that affects everyone

Excellencies, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers, Mr President of the Institute, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and gentlemen, I should like to begin by thanking those in...
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The never-ending dead-end in Syria

This article was written prior to President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdrawal its troops from Syria. The Syrian crisis, which has been going...
democratic capitalism

Democratic capitalism and its discontents

Fifteen world-renowned scholars gathered at Berlin’s Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) to discuss problems related to what the organiser of the conference had...
US hegemony

(Re) constructing hegemonies

The DOC’s new project, ‘(Re) constructing hegemonies’, is conceptualised around four interlocking processes which – we assume – shape the new economic and political...
A country's development of nuclear power is testament to its energy self-sufficiency. (Credit: Nordroden/Bigstock)

Three models of nuclear policy: From protectionism to discrimination

In July 2017, the French company EDF decided to shut down the reactors of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant (NPP) in Alsace. It is...
Appreciating OBOR's normative and subjective dimensions implies a recognition of civilisational identities. (Credit: Inka Andelin/Flickr)

A new match: Dialogue of Civilisations and One Belt, One Road

The One Belt, One Road initiative could enhance material prosperity across the world. But without engaging the shared spiritual resources of the diverse communities...
income and wealth

Alternative economic models: Curbing inequality

The ‘Alternative economic models: Curbing inequality’ economic panel was held on 7 October during the 15th Rhodes Forum. The panel was moderated by the...

Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Localising Global Goals

There is now an increasing focus on issues of sustainability by businesses operating in India. The quest to re-define business processes occurs amidst an...

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