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A Roadmap for the Future: DOC Research publishes its first book

No victory comes without a price tag. The end of the Cold War, which the West believes it won (in fact, the real victor was economic common sense) lured Western societies into 25 years of self-aggrandisement and a hubris of allegedly universal liberal and democratic values. Today, in fact, the illusions of the 1990s are a far cry from the present state of the world. Within a couple of years, multipolarism, polycentrism, and cultural relativism have all replaced the unquestioned certainties that used to power NATO and EU expansion, as well as EU integration until as late as 2010.
The illusions are in shatters. But while politicians and mainstream media struggle to repower, to reset history on the path of what used to be called progress, few intellectuals dare to face the sea change that, in hindsight, will be the hallmark of the early 21st century. An example of how that can be done in a constructive and, with all modesty, pioneering way is the book Core Europe and Greater Eurasia, a collection of contributions by renowned geopolitical experts. Edited by Peter Schulze, co-founder of the Berlin-based Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), the book was recently published by Campus Verlag, Frankfurt and New York.
Core Europe and Greater Eurasia starts out with a review of the comprehensive peace order in Europe: “Myths, Narratives, Mistakes, and Perspectives”. A rare admission, one is tempted to comment with a tang of irony regarding “mistakes”. In fact, mistakes committed by representatives of both sides, Russia

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How many immigrants should a country accept? This was one of the first questions posed to the speakers at the migration conference held at the DOC Research Institute Berlin Office on 14 December. The Migration in Europe and Eurasia conference addressed issues relating to migration in Europe, and more broadly, Eurasia. The conference was led […]

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A delegation from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, led by chairman and co-founder Vladimir Yakunin, together with a delegation from the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation led by Vice Executive Chairman Hang Yuanxiang, travelled to Saint Petersburg to develop cultural ties between Russia and China. New tools for the study of cultural heritage On December 4, […]

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