Uzbek and Tajik migrants in Russia, September 2008. (Credit: Fred. S/Flickr)

The problems of Central Asian migration to Russia

When we consider that over three percent of the world’s population lives outside their country of origin, and almost half of them from less...

Implications of the G20 Summit for global governance and US-China relations

Reflecting on last weekend’s G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, three experts from the Beijing-based think tank the Taihe Institute, shared their views with DOC...
Infrastructure is a key component of the Belt and Road initiative. (Credit: World Image/Bigstock)

Multiple perspectives on the Belt and Road initiative

The roundtable “New Models of International Cooperation: Multiple Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR)” was held at the DOC Research Institute’s HQ...
The Austrian Parliament. (Credit: MikeCphoto/Bigstock)

Austrian legislative elections

Since the United Kingdom’s referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union, most discussions on its consequences have been...

Chinese investment in Africa: New model for economic development or business as usual?

As China’s trade relations with other world powers continue to attract attention, African leaders have gathered in Beijing for the third summit of the...
US Embassy Tel Aviv

What will be the impact of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem?

A festive opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was held on Monday, 14 May 2018. The transfer of the embassy from Tel...
Morning coffee in Erbil, northern Iraq. (Credit: Homeros/Bigstock)

Radical Islamism among the Kurds

“Compared to the unbeliever, the Kurd is a Muslim.” This proverb, which is widespread in the Turkish and Arab environment, to some extent reflects...

The Armenian protests were just that: Armenian

When a social movement is successful in achieving its goals it's easy to look beyond the protesters and their calls for change. However, the...
Iraqi Kurds may be mapping out a new future. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock)

The future of Kirkuk

Preparations for the attack on Mosul, which were widely covered by international media, ignored one of the most pressing problems in today’s Iraq –...
Tibetan landscape on the road from Saga, Central Tibet. (Credit: pablopicasso/Bigstock)

Integrating Eurasia: Evolving Russian-Indian infrastructure links

The reemergence of grand, ancient world cultures is becoming the hallmark of the twenty-first century. During the 2010s, China and India have outgrown the...

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