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Shanghai, China. (Credit: Aylandy/Bigstock)

Cornerstones of the BRICS development strategy: Outlining the world of the future

At a time when the durability of existing international relations systems is being questioned, the need for alternative models of global development is clear,...
Opening plenary session, WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina. Buenos Aires, December 2017. (Credit: World Trade Organization/Flickr)

Is the WTO relevant for India?

Pressure on less developed countries from an increasingly belligerent US has caused the recent WTO gathering in Buenos Aires to end in an impasse. The...
Is a solution for managing migration finally here?

Is a solution for managing migration finally here?

Migration has become a hallmark of the 21st century. It is a topic that, according to International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

The North Korea nuclear crisis: Facts, perceptions, and illusions

On 3 September 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) conducted its sixth nuclear test. Data collected by the monitoring stations...
ush and pull factors

Global mobility of the wealthy: Push and pull factors

The global 1% face at least three critical decisions in a volatile world with varying national conditions and geopolitical risks: (a) in which countries/cities...
Automation may change the way we work, but will it affect all of us equally? (Credit: bestdesign36/Bigstock)

Will Artificial Intelligence decide over life or death in the near future?

Self-driving vehicles operated by intelligent algorithms, carrying people to their destinations safely and with ease, have long been a desirable innovation. Today, from a...
Debates at the UN Security Council Summit. Reforms in the sphere of UN peacekeeping: implementation and further steps. (Credit: palinchak/Bigstock)

Rhodes Forum Policy Recommendations

Based on research conducted by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute and contributions made by panellists and moderators during the 2017 Rhodes Forum, the...
dialogue, world cultures, cultural diversity

The world day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

21 of May has been the world day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development since 2001. Since 2008, the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue...
Rush hour in a Moscow metro station. (Credit: moomusician/Bigstock)

Railway infrastructure and the well-being of citizens

Soon after the 2007/2008 global economic crisis began, it became apparent that the crisis was not simply financial in origin, but the result of...
March for Europe in London, July 2016. (Credit: Alex/Flickr)

Austria and the EU Council presidency

Those who watched the annual New Year’s Day concert at the Wiener Musikverein saw the Austrian President, Alexander Van Der Bellen, welcome two heads...

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