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

Prelude to the peace process on the Korean peninsula

On June 12, 2018, a summit took place between the leaders of the DPRK and the US – a summit that few could have...
Guangzhou, China

Making and breaking social capital: The paradox of China’s social credit system

The Chinese government is engaged in a major mass-surveillance initiative, to become fully operational by the year 2020. It has been subject to varied...
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015. (Credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

A Chinese Solution for North Korea?

In symbolic terms as well as in concrete outcome – the Korean summit, the first in 11 years, positively surprises. All the more in...

A fluid equilibrium to replace the nation state: Jacopo Maria Pepe on Eurasian geopolitics

Berlin – It was an inspiring glance into the future of the 21st century that the political scientist and Eurasia specialist, Jacopo Maria Pepe,...
#FeesMustFall demonstration in Pretoria, South Africa. (Credit: Paul Saad/Flickr)

Digitalisation of the media in Africa: Prospects for change

Global media has become increasingly digitalised in recent years. These processes have had a detrimental impact on the traditional business models of commercial journalism,...
Campaigners outside the UK treasury highlight the destructive impact of tax havens. (Credit: Enough Food IF/Flickr)

Wealth mobility: Implications for inequality

In recent decades, economic globalisation has led to an increased mobility of financial assets and wealthy individuals across national boundaries. At the same time, income...
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...
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015. (Credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

China’s economic transformation

At the end of 1976, China was, by and large, an agricultural country with a hefty 82.6% of its population living in the countryside,...
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit negotiations, December 2017. (Credit: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916/Flickr)

The teething problems of a multipolar world order

2017 was a year of historical reflection. Looking back, the revolutionary process initiated in 1917 not only altered the international system’s structure of power...
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...

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