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G20: Moving Towards Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment?

Human Development and the G20: Series Introduction This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg saw productive dialogue between world leaders, and aside from the United States’...

Two Narratives, One Dialogue

Sergey Lavrov did not mince his words. During a speech in Berlin's renowned Adlon hotel on June 13, organized by the German Körber Foundation,...
economic

Post-Soviet Russian Economic Collapse

Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor...
education

Steps Towards the Rapprochement of Cultures

In the first half of 2017, the DOC Research Institute has paid particular attention to the issue of intercultural education, promoting the culture of...
Qatar and the Gulf

Qatar and the GCC: Conflict in Perspective

On 5 June 2017, unprecedented sanctions were levied against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its neighbours, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. The story is...
Kurdistan

Rojava’s Complicated Environment

Western Kurdistan is a territory in the north of Syria, often simply called Rojava (which means “the West” in Kurdish). Recently, Rojava has been...
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...

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