Multilateralism: the Antidote to Uncertainty

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Dear Friends, Let me first tell you how pleased I am to be here with you today, and I would like to...

Terrorism in Mali: an issue that affects everyone

Excellencies, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers, Mr President of the Institute, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and gentlemen, I should like to begin by thanking those in...

Le terrorisme au Mali: une affaire de tous

Excellences Messieurs les Anciens Présidents, Messieurs les anciens Premiers ministres et ministres, Monsieur le Président de l’Institut, Distingués invités, En vos rangs, grades et qualités, Tous protocoles observés, Mes premiers...
economic growth

Mapping a New World Order, The Rest Beyond the West: A Review

Piotr Dutkiewicz, Professor and Director, Centre for Governance and Public Management, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and moderator of the round-table opened the event by explaining...

The Beginning of the End or Just a Pyrrhic Victory?

Without a doubt, the CDU/CSU bloc won the German federal elections despite heavy losses and will form a new coalition government under the old...

Lessons from the BRICS: India and China Push Solar Diplomacy

The recent BRICS meeting, coming on the heels of the Dokhlam standoff, brought the Indian prime minister Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinjping together...
twenty-first century

Clash or Dialogue? The Rhodes Forum and the Challenge of the Century

The first decades of the twenty-first century have demonstrated that it is more important than ever that we are able not only to address immediate...

Business in and with Iran: The Opportunity of the Decade

Understandably, investing in or even doing business with Iran under the threat of US President Trump withdrawing his government's support for the 2016 Iran...
North Korea

The North Korea Nuclear Crisis – Facts, Perceptions, and Illusions

On 3 September 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) conducted its sixth nuclear test. Data collected by the monitoring stations...
new Cold War

A New Cold War or Can We Move from ‘Lose-Lose’ to ‘Win-Win’?

Talk of a ‘new Cold War’ once seemed alarmist, but today it is fast becoming rooted in a new reality, a new mentality of...


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