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,...

Could Putin’s new term mean a new government structure for Russia?

On Monday 7 May, President Putin began his second consecutive term after being re-elected in March. On the same day he proposed Dmitry Medvedev...

UNESCO and the DOC focus on educational programmes to foster dialogue

On the 9th on April 2018, across Paris, Almaty, Moscow, Berlin, and several other cities, an online conference on dialogue was held, co-organised by...
Disarmament of Chechen rebels in the mountain village of Zandak, 1996. (Credit: Vladimir Varfolomeev/Flickr)

The dynamics of extremism in Russia

On 11 April 2017, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute held a roundtable on the dynamics of extremism in Russia, moderated by Prof. Alexey...
Museum Island, Berlin. (Credit: rudi1976/Bigstock)

Elements of a road map for European security

Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critical international matters. After the Ukraine crisis, ‘business as usual’ has been impossible and will...

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,...

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...

European and Russian migration policy in perspective

“There is nothing permanent except change” wrote Greek philosopher Heraclitus. The world is currently being transformed at an accelerated rate, involving more and more...
Contemporary Russia

A treacherous path to understanding contemporary Russia

Despite all the rhetoric, any objective researcher should accept that since the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s leadership in the post-Soviet period, including Vladimir...
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...

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