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One Belt One Road

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...
Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics

Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics

In January 2017, the University of Pennsylvania released the 10th anniversary edition of its Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, giving an overview...
European ‘Divorce’: The Two-Year Countdown Begins

European ‘Divorce’: The Two-Year Countdown Begins

On 29 April, 2017 twenty-seven leaders of EU member-states –  all except for Great Britain's Prime Minister Teresa May, who will no longer be...
A Rivalry to Rejuvenate Europe

A Rivalry to Rejuvenate Europe

Since his election triumph, Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, has been hailed as savior of Europe, not the least so by the German...
Radical Islamism among the Kurds

Radical Islamism among the Kurds

“Compared to the unbeliever, the Kurd is a Muslim.” This proverb, which is widespread in the Turkish and Arab environment, to some extent reflects...
Who Calls the Tune in NATO?

Who Calls the Tune in NATO?

On 25 May 2017, new the NATO headquarters in Brussels will host a summit that may become one of the most significant in the...
Austria's chairmanship of the OSCE

Austria’s chairmanship of the OSCE

In 2017, two of the smaller European nations are chairing Europe’s major organisations. While Malta took over the presidency of the Council of the...
Modern Feminism and Automation: Liberation or Persistent Gender Gap?

Modern Feminism and Automation: Liberation or Persistent Gender Gap?

Technological progress, for example in the form of automation and robotisation, will have a major impact on gender roles in future. Therefore, a feminist...
The Future of Kirkuk

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 –...
Presidential Elections in France: the Fillon-Le Pen-Macron triangle

Presidential Elections in France: the Fillon-Le Pen-Macron triangle

The two rounds of presidential elections in the French Fifth Republic will be held on April 23 and May 7. Since France is a...

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