Chairman´s Voice

Chairman´s Voice

The international press had a variety of responses to Trump's victory. (Credit: hadrian/Bigstock)

Is America great again? Trump’s first year in office

One of the most alarming aspects of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency is how little serious analysis there has been in the...

A human-oriented approach to the measurement of economic performance and social progress

The setting of development goals at both global and local levels, as well as their practical monitoring and evaluation, is once again in the...
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Cornerstones of the BRICS development strategy: Outlining the world of the future

At a time when the durability of existing international relations systems is being questioned, the need for alternative models of global development is clear,...
Rush hour in a Moscow metro station. (Credit: moomusician/Bigstock)

Railway infrastructure and the well-being of citizens

Soon after the 2007/2008 global economic crisis began, it became apparent that the crisis was not simply financial in origin, but the result of...
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The catcher in the lie: Will the youth succumb to populism?

"The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, the mark of the mature man is that he...
Will development bring humanity together in the post-2016 world? (Credit: PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/Bigstock)

The world after 2016: Imagining possible futures

Whilst looking at how global post-2016 realities beget the need for a new, human-oriented development paradigm, Vladimir Yakunin incorporates concepts of unity in diversity,...
Remains of the iron curtain in the Czech Republic. (Credit: phbcz/Bigstock)

A new Cold War or can we move from ‘lose-lose’ to ‘win-win’?

Talk of a ‘new Cold War’ once seemed alarmist, but today it is fast becoming rooted in a new reality, a new mentality of...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

Building a new reality for the Korean peninsula takes grit, skill, and commitment

Globalization is all about dismantling inherited barriers to interaction. International collaboration within the expert community forms the broader foundations for political cooperation. Xi Jinping’s speech at this year’s Davos Forum stressed how globalization must mean stripping away barriers to economic cooperation. At the...
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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,...

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