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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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This year the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute supported the prestigious Musical Olympus Charity Ball, which took place on 2-3 June 2018 at the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg. The Musical Olympus Ball has been held annually since 1999 and gathers the élite of Russian art, business, and politics. International guests from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, […]

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Georgi Derluguian takes a grand, historical-sociology and anthropologically inspired look at the history of social evolution, examining behaviours that counter the aggrandisement of ‘chiefs’ – elites who have established themselves as rulers by imposing themselves upon the collective power of humanity. He draws hope that through a combination of social initiative and the staying power […]

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