The OSCE headquarters in Vienna. (Credit: Immanuel Giel/WikiCommons)

OSCE: Priorities for 2018 and beyond

Italy, which assumed the Chairmanship of the OSCE this year, is facing a difficult environment within the greater European region, characterised by a multitude...
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...
Protesters gather for the G20's 2017 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Credit: Rasande Tyskar/Flickr)

The G20’s contested future

G20 meetings are annual rituals which attract thousands of protestors. These mainly anti-globalisation and anti-establishment protests often turn violent, leading to a loss of...

Is America great again? Trump’s first year in office

One of the most alarming aspects of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency is how little serious analysis there has been in the...
Opening plenary session, WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina. Buenos Aires, December 2017. (Credit: World Trade Organization/Flickr)

Is the WTO relevant for India?

Pressure on less developed countries from an increasingly belligerent US has caused the recent WTO gathering in Buenos Aires to end in an impasse. The...
Appreciating OBOR's normative and subjective dimensions implies a recognition of civilisational identities. (Credit: Inka Andelin/Flickr)

A new match: Dialogue of Civilisations and One Belt, One Road

The One Belt, One Road initiative could enhance material prosperity across the world. But without engaging the shared spiritual resources of the diverse communities...
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...
Protest near Athens University (Credit: De Visu/Bigstock)

The catcher in the lie: Will the youth succumb to populism?

"The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, the mark of the mature man is that he...
Shinkansen bullet train and Mount Fuji (Credit: Torsakarin/Bigstock)

India and Japan renew bilateral relations

The Indian bullet train project is underway after a historic agreement between Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe during the Japanese prime minister’s recent visit...

Moving from dialogue to action: Changing the world through civic councils

While working to resolve the crises of today, we should spend a lot of time talking. Being able to listen to one another’s point...


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