The scale of the Indian elections

The scale of the Indian elections

Considering India’s unfathomable diversity and continental proportions, its thriving and vibrant electoral democracy has been a uniquely enduring identity. This confidence in the ‘idea...
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...
After the Ukrainian presidential elections: Anything is possible and nothing is certain

After the Ukrainian presidential elections: Anything is possible and nothing is certain

Until Ukraine’s parliamentary elections in October pass, the political situation will be marked by political volatility and rising tensions. Until then, the main task...
The Sri Lanka attacks a view from New Delhi

The Sri Lanka attacks: A view from New Delhi

Easter celebrations were marred by terrorist attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning. Initial reports claimed hundreds of fatalities...
Populism and civil society. A conference

Populism and civil society: A conference

"Whoever wants to talk about populism but leaves out capitalism, will always end up with identity politics – and will inevitably themselves become party...
The family that fights Israel’s 2019 elections

The family that fights Israel’s 2019 elections

Israel is a lot like one big family – a family that fights a lot. (Of course, this ‘family’ means Jewish Israelis only –...

Italy’s deal with China: Much ado about nothing much

Xi-Jinping, General Secretary of China’s Communist Party since 2012 and President of China since 2013, made a state visit to Italy 21-24 March, accompanied...
relations

A new stage in Russian-Israeli relations?

The March meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin was praised by experts as something of a turning point...
Brexit

Brexit: Are the British elite up to the task?

With Brexit postponed until 12 April at the earliest, we will have to wait longer still for the fallout from this historic exit from...
Akorda Presidential Palace in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: The transition has finally begun

The ‘Kazakhstan transition’ has been expected for years. Although it was widely predicted, no one – inside or outside of Kazakhstan – could guess...

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