Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

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...
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...
digital economy

The impact of new technologies and digitalisation on society

The ‘Impact of new technologies and digitalisation on society’ panel was held on 6 October during the 15th Rhodes Forum. The panel was moderated...
Singapore, February 2017. (Credit: World Image/Bigstock)

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...

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...
Multilateralism

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...

Austria and the EU Council presidency

Those who watched the annual New Year’s Day concert at the Wiener Musikverein saw the Austrian President, Alexander Van Der Bellen, welcome two heads...

How the Soviet elite lost faith in socialism in the 1980s

As early theoreticians of socialism believed, a centrally planned economy organised rationally – the whole society working as one single plant – should be...
The Belt and Road initiative signals a departure from the old, US-dominated world order. (Credit: andre2013/Bigstock)

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...
Ideological disagreements have been minimised since the Cold War, so what is going wrong in US-Russia relations? (Credit: IgorBukhlin/Bigstock)

Why is the United States so tough on Russia? The answer may be in Lenin’s brochure of 1920

Even before the ‘Russian-hackers-undermine-US-democracy’ campaign, Russian-American relations had degraded to a level not seen since the 1950s. Why? Today the US has fewer ideological...

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