Venezuela: The symptoms of multipolarity

The events unfolding in Venezuela since 22 January 2019 cannot be properly understood without considering two points: on the one hand, the interstate relations...
Uzbek and Tajik migrants in Russia, September 2008. (Credit: Fred. S/Flickr)

The problems of Central Asian migration to Russia

When we consider that over three percent of the world’s population lives outside their country of origin, and almost half of them from less...
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Slowdown of growth in China: Circumstances or choice?

In 2007, Chinese GDP grew by 14%. Since that time growth rates have almost continuously fallen and amounted to only 6.6% in 2018 (fig....
Infrastructure is a key component of the Belt and Road initiative. (Credit: World Image/Bigstock)

Multiple perspectives on the Belt and Road initiative

The roundtable “New Models of International Cooperation: Multiple Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR)” was held at the DOC Research Institute’s HQ...

The Armenian protests were just that: Armenian

When a social movement is successful in achieving its goals, it is easy to look beyond the protesters and their calls for change. However,...
Tibetan landscape on the road from Saga, Central Tibet. (Credit: pablopicasso/Bigstock)

Integrating Eurasia: Evolving Russian-Indian infrastructure links

The reemergence of grand, ancient world cultures is becoming the hallmark of the twenty-first century. During the 2010s, China and India have outgrown the...
Making sense of the Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA. (Credit: Marco Verch/Flickr)

The JCPOA and Iran’s economic future

On 9 May 2018, Donald Trump announced that US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) because the agreement was of...
Iraqi Kurds may be mapping out a new future. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock)

The future of Kirkuk

Preparations for the attack on Mosul, which were widely covered by international media, ignored one of the most pressing problems in today’s Iraq –...
The Austrian Parliament. (Credit: MikeCphoto/Bigstock)

Austrian legislative elections

Since the United Kingdom’s referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union, most discussions on its consequences have been...
The hall of supreme harmony in the Forbidden City. Beijing, China. (Credit: aris_abdullah/Flickr)

Dialogue towards 和/harmony

The Chinese classic, The Book of Change, illustrates that change is an eternal truth for human existence, no matter if we admit it or...

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