Publications

pluralism

What is Pluralism? Brief Analytical and Historical Reflections

Akeel Bilgrami reflects on the underlying nature of pluralism, distinguishing it from liberalism and cultural relativism, and looking at its historical relationships to nationalism, secularism, and multiculturalism in Europe. He also comments on the...
development

Cooperative Development in a Multipolar World

Vladimir Yakunin assesses a series of world order and development challenges in the following paper, with the imperative to raise the bar for policy research. He contextualises the significance of Iranian and Russian activity...
india business sustainability

Making Sustainability Work Through Business Transformation

A recent study found India’s economic growth to be at over seven percent, largely led by businesses pursuing innovation activities and automation initiatives that are aimed at sustainable, long-term operations. In a departure from past interventions, businesses in India are making...
eurasia silk road

Greater Eurasia: Cooperation for Regional and Global Advancement

Distinguished Colleagues! Dear Friends! I would like to salute my colleagues, whose research is closely related to our own research program. Eurasia is not only our common home, but also, as you know from the...

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 present at the bloc's meetings – gathered in Brussels for...

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 press. However, less than three days later, the same German...

Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Localising Global Goals

There is now an increasing focus on issues of sustainability by businesses operating in India. The quest to re-define business processes occurs amidst an ever growing complexity in the running of businesses, from the...
Post liberal world

A Post-Liberal World?

Executive Summary After Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump, the liberal world seems to lie in tatters: economic globalisation is in retreat while among the anti-establishment insurgencies many reactionaries and in some countries even...
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 the fact that historically, the Kurds have not always been...
digitalisation

Digitalisation and a Global Dialogue of Civilisations

Berlin, 26 April 2017: Experts within the field of digitalisation from China, Finland, India, Russia, Germany, and South Africa met at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute to discuss the possibility of a global...