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Splitting the Iran nuclear deal

On Tuesday, 8 May, US President Donald Trump announced that USA would leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the official agreement...

Could Putin’s new term mean a new government structure for Russia?

On Monday 7 May, President Putin began his second consecutive term after being re-elected in March. On the same day he proposed Dmitry Medvedev...

UNESCO and the DOC focus on educational programmes to foster dialogue

On the 9th on April 2018, across Paris, Almaty, Moscow, Berlin, and several other cities, an online conference on dialogue was held, co-organised by...
Highlighting the keys to success in the digital era is vital. (Credit: Antoine Robiez/Flickr)

Humanitarian aspects of new information and communication technologies development: Prospects and challenge

‘Humanitarian aspects of new information and communication technologies development: Prospects and challenges’, a jointly organised roundtable, took place on 26 April 2018 at the...

A Chinese Solution for North Korea?

In symbolic terms as well as in concrete outcome – the Korean summit, the first in 11 years, positively surprises. All the more in...
Disarmament of Chechen rebels in the mountain village of Zandak, 1996. (Credit: Vladimir Varfolomeev/Flickr)

The dynamics of extremism in Russia

On 11 April 2017, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute held a roundtable on the dynamics of extremism in Russia, moderated by Prof. Alexey...

Turkey in the Middle East: Outlines of Political Expansion

On the 28th of March 2018, the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, along with the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, organised...

‘Beyond capitalism’? No, back to the future

“I wish we would stop using the word Capitalism,” writes John Kay of Oxford University, in a recent post entitled Moving Beyond Capitalism. Kay reminds us...
Silvio Berlusconi has proposed introducing a flat tax as part of his electoral campaigning. (Credit: EPP/Flickr)

A flat tax is for a flat earth

This was my answer to Grzegorz Kolodko, Poland’s minister of finance and first deputy premier for the economy (1994-97 and 2002-03), when in the...
Under siege: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Credit: United Nations Photo/Flickr)

Demonstrations in Iran

Over the new year period, the world’s attention was drawn to events in Iran, where a series of protests provoked analysis and outrage in...

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