Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Sergey Lavrov at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Germany. Hamburg, December 2016. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Restarting the dialogue for European peace?

Anyone who wishes to make a realistic judgment of the chances for a successful, European-led initiative to resolve worldwide geopolitical tensions must begin by...
Investors at the Kuwait Stock Exchange, February 2012. (Credit: Kuwaitelections2012/Flickr)

The social and economic development of the Middle East

It is no accident that the Middle East is called the energy storehouse of the world and that it plays a major role in...
Shinkansen bullet train and Mount Fuji (Credit: Torsakarin/Bigstock)

India and Japan renew bilateral relations

The Indian bullet train project is underway after a historic agreement between Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe during the Japanese prime minister’s recent visit...
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015. (Credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

China’s economic transformation

At the end of 1976, China was, by and large, an agricultural country with a hefty 82.6% of its population living in the countryside,...
Good governance is a priority for India's post-2015 development agenda. (Credit: fintastique/Bigstock)

Decoding the co-existence of growth and governance: The case of India

Good governance is at the core of improving economic growth in a country, as it provides a mechanism for linking inclusion, decision making, accountability,...
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Tavistock Square Gardens, not far from where he studied at London University. (Credit: pxl.store/Bigstock)

Branding exercises and corporate governance: Lessons for Indian universities

This article explores the importance of branding for high-level educational institutions, particularly newer players in the Indian educational context. Preceding this in terms of...
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...
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit negotiations, December 2017. (Credit: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916/Flickr)

The teething problems of a multipolar world order

2017 was a year of historical reflection. Looking back, the revolutionary process initiated in 1917 not only altered the international system’s structure of power...

Venezuela: The symptoms of multipolarity

The events unfolding in Venezuela since 22 January 2019 cannot be properly understood without considering two points: on the one hand, the interstate relations...
Contemporary Russia

A treacherous path to understanding contemporary Russia

Despite all the rhetoric, any objective researcher should accept that since the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s leadership in the post-Soviet period, including Vladimir...

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