China, The Three Gorges (Credit: gyn9038/Bigstock)

China: Leading the fight against global warming?

The Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in 1997 and came into force in 2005, envisaged binding targets for cutting emissions only for industrialised countries...

A man beyond Europe: Deciphering Donald Trump

Trying to identify the inner logic of the Trump presidency, while at the same time not blaming his incessant antics on some fault of...
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Suspending US-South Korean large-scale military exercises unlikely to change North Korea’s nuclear course

The article argues that Washington’s suspension of large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, planned for March, will not reverse North Korea’s nuclear ambitions....
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Yellow vests and blue mandarins

Pointing to France’s long history of combining forms of dirigiste policymaking with interest group fragmentation, Jürgen Grote looks at the yellow vests movement and...
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...
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Years of negotiations are better than war

On October 16-20, the DOC Research Institute co-hosted the Global Forum of Young Diplomats, in Sochi, Russia. Held within the framework of the World...

The Istanbul four? What the recent summit in Turkey could mean for Syria

On 27 October, 2018, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Turkey met in Istanbul to discuss the crisis in Syria. In a joint...

With Merkel stepping down, what is the future of conservatism in Germany?

Angela Merkel’s decision to end her political career, apart from sitting out her third term as German Chancellor until 2021, can be compared to...

BRICS: An alternative platform for multilateralism?

Since 1 January 2018, South Africa has held the BRICS presidency, during which over 15 ministerial and 60 official meetings and forums have been...
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...

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