Publications

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’ backing out of climate commitments, there were compromises made, if...

Applying Sustainability in Businesses

The practice of sustainability in India is not without challenges. According to the UNGC-Accenture-GCNI Report on Sustainability, each sector has its own sustainability challenges, with sector specific solutions. However, some of the most recurrent...
strategy

Dreams for the World, ‘Made in China’

Establishing a deeper understanding of the One Belt, One Road initiative than is often employed by the international community, Maxim Mikhalev uses influential Chinese publications – designed for domestic audiences – to explain one...

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, the Russian foreign minister made it clear that Moscow is...
migration

The Opportunities and Challenges of Migration in the Belt and Road Region

A great amount of discussion of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is about the building of a transnational infrastructure network across continents, based on trade and investment. Along with infrastructure building, trade, and...
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 states. By the mid-1990s, output had fallen by about half compared...
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 peace and the dialogue of cultures through education and experience...
BRI

Global Sustainable Development

At the first international Belt and Road (BR) Forum in Beijing in May 2017, President Xi Jinping emphasised the openness and long-term vision of China’s large-scale development initiative. The new Silk Road has the...
sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals: Public Good vs. Private Welfare

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) having expired at the end of 2015, the consultation process among countries regarding the post-2015 development agenda, is finally shaping up. While the MDGs marked a turning point...
heritage

Protecting Cultural Heritage

On 28 June 2017 the DOC Research Institute celebrated its first year of operations in Berlin, and the Chairman of the DOC Supervisory Board, Dr Vladimir Yakunin, shared the following remarks regarding cultural heritage...