Mass protests against corruption in Brazil. Rio, June 2013. (Credit: Sebástian Freire/Flickr)

Vertical barbarism: The new wave

Our era is closely connected with the ‘digital revolution’ that has irreversibly extended humanity’s capacity for progress. This is especially clear when one compares...
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Amir Alizadeh about German construction firms success in Iran

“German construction firms have been very quick and have not suffered from a suspicion of Iranian trade. They exemplify best practice in terms of...
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Mark Farha comments on the political situation in the Middle East

Mark Farha, an Associate Fellow of the University of Bielefeld and former Senior Associate Member at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, comments on the political situation...
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the late King Abdullah, June 2012. (Credit: Tribes of the World/Flickr)

Politics in a post-crisis Middle East

The complexity of the crises that unfolded in the Middle East with the advent of the Arab Spring created an environment in which stakeholders...
Rojava solidarity flyer, Berlin. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Souciant)

Rojava and beyond

Throughout the Syrian Civil War, one of the few constants has been the strengthening of the Kurdish community. Their self-proclaimed autonomy in the north...
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Business In Iran – Vladimir Korovkin

How shall an international business executive realistically approach Iran? Will the country prove to be the business opportunity of the decade? What are the...
Flags in Tahrir Square, February 2012. (Credit: AK Rockefeller/Flickr)

The Arab world and globalisation: Critical remarks

The Mediterranean world is not presently part of the new international division of labour, i.e., the advance of hitherto underdeveloped countries in manufacturing production...
Afghan National Army soldiers take a break during an operation in Alingar District, Laghman province. (Credit: DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

A new strategy for Afghanistan

Efforts to transform overnight insecure and destitute societies into liberal democracies with free-market economies, predominant private sectors, and independent central banks have been most...
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...
What will the energy systems of the future look like? (Credit: TebNad/Bigstock)

Global energy security as an ontological system

The study of global energy security in the context of socio-philosophical problems is necessary because global energy security has already been transformed from a...

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