Global Sustainable Development

At the first international Belt and Road (BR) Forum in Beijing in May 2017, President Xi Jinping emphasised the openness and long-term vision of...
Das Elend der Dialoge: Fake Dialoge mit Russland

Das Elend der Dialoge: Fake Dialoge mit Russland

Im achten Jahr der Finanz-und Wirtschaftskrise, die um Sanktionen im Gefolge der Ukrainekrise seit 2014 noch verschärft wurde, grassiert in Russland eine angespannte soziale...

The Double Death of Europe

Introduction: the broken promise of peace and prosperity The continual crisis in the Eurozone and in Ukraine poses the most serious danger to Europe since...
Digitalisation and a Global Dialogue of Civilisations

Digitalisation and a Global Dialogue of Civilisations

Berlin, 26 April 2017: Experts within the field of digitalisation from China, Finland, India, Russia, Germany, and South Africa met at the Dialogue of...

The Opportunities and Challenges of Migration in the Belt and Road Region

A great amount of discussion of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is about the building of a transnational infrastructure network across continents, based...

China’s Silk Geopolitics

China is changing world geography, or at least trying to do so. Not in the sense of land and water like the Netherlands, but in...

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...
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...
Rhodes Forum 2017

15th Annual Rhodes Forum report

The 15th Annual Rhodes Forum took place on the island of Rhodes, Greece from 6-7 October 2017. The Forum gathered approximately 300 participants from...

President Trump – the voice of the establishment gives way to vox populi

Donald Trump’s victory took much of the world by total surprise. It was not meant to be this way.  It couldn’t be this way. ...


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