Wolfgang Ischinger, chairperson of the Munich Security Conference. (Credit: OSCE Photstream/Flickr)

Beyond the Munich Security Conference

It is worth remembering that the two major semi-governmental elite gatherings, the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Munich Security Conference, started off...

Fred Dallmayr comments on the Dialogue of Civilizations idea and the role of Europe

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3RpJ48SVE   Fred Dallmayr, professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and co-chairman of the WPF-DoC, comments on the Dialogue of...
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Walter Schwimmer on Europe’s diminishing geopolitical role

Walter Schwimmer, the secretary-general of the Council of Europe from 1999 to 2004 and a co-founder of the DOC Research Institute, comments on Europe's...
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit negotiations, December 2017. (Credit: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916/Flickr)

The teething problems of a multipolar world order

2017 was a year of historical reflection. Looking back, the revolutionary process initiated in 1917 not only altered the international system’s structure of power...
Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping, and Donald Tusk, at the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing. July, 2016. (Credit: European External Action Service/Flickr)

Eurasia’s reconnection: Implications for Europe and Germany

Since the end of the Soviet Union, different initiatives have been proposed to revitalise the ancient Silk Road and to reactivate transcontinental trade. However, plans...
Debate at the European Commission, July 2014. (Credit: European Parliament/Flickr)

Smaller and larger nations: A fair balance of interests?

The destiny of Europe has been shaped for many years by the interests of great powers. For centuries, the Russian, Ottoman, and Habsburg empires,...
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Sergey Lavrov at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Germany. Hamburg, December 2016. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Restarting the dialogue for European peace?

Anyone who wishes to make a realistic judgment of the chances for a successful, European-led initiative to resolve worldwide geopolitical tensions must begin by...
The main domestic issues for Azerbaijan — often labelled a 'post-Soviet rentier state'— are corruption, nepotism, and the curse of the petro-states. (Credit: Marco Fieber/Flickr)

European energy security: Challenges in diversifying and decarbonising

European energy supply security has long been a geopolitical and geo-economic issue and has become a key concern for the EU. Over the last...
Behind the Great Firewall. (Credit: Mike Licht/Flickr)

The new multipolarity of the digital future

For a long time, a drastic new chapter for civil society –  digitalisation – was indelibly linked to the United States. The socio-normative force...
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...

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