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14 August, Berlin – The DOC Research Institute (“DOC”), an independent international think tank, has published its first annual report covering the first full year of operations since its launch in July 2016. To download the full text of the report click here. Global leaders from the worlds of politics, business, and academia convened in […]

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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 […]

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A delegation from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) visited New Delhi for three days (26 – 29 July 2017) to meet with high level representatives from the United Nations, various think tanks, NGOs, and research institutes to learn about the challenges that Indian society faces, and to consider DOC RI’s involvement in the […]

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`Debating Security Plus’ is an online platform where international security experts from think tanks and international organisations such as the European Commission or NATO will discuss topics related to global security in an online debate taking place from 26 – 28 September. As part of the debate, the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) will […]

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New features and a new design make the DOC E-Library very easy to use. Research papers are more easily found, top-rated pieces are highlighted and E-Library visitors are invited to read the most interesting papers chosen by other users. Additionally, individual author profiles introduce the DOC experts to the E-Library community. Some publications are viewed for […]

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Berlin, 4 April 2017, Vahe Davtyan implements a multi-disciplinary approach to global energy security, incorporating a philosophical lens to re-define what we understand by ‘energy crisis’. Rather than a lack of energy, or radical price changes, Davtyan focuses on uncontrolled consumption by the ‘golden billion’, influenced by increasing dependence on information technology and unmitigated by […]

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29 June, Berlin – DOC Research Institute, an independent international think tank, commemorated one year since its launch in Berlin with a panel discussion involving influential cultural dignitaries from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to talk about critical issues relating to the protection of cul-tural heritage around the world. Panellists included His Excellency Mahmood […]

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On 28 June 2017 world experts will meet at the DOC Research event to discuss ways of protecting cultural heritage in regions troubled by war. The round-table discussion will focus on pre-Islamic culture in areas experiencing conflict, especially in the Middle East, and will involve UNESCO officials, NGO leaders, and heads of museums known worldwide. […]

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The roundtable “New Models of International Cooperation: Multiple Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR)” was held at the DOC Research Institute’s HQ in Berlin on 31 May 2017. The programme consisted of two sessions. The first session mainly concentrated on China’s perspective in proposing the “One Belt One Road Initiative” (hereafter OBOR) and […]

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29 May 2017, Singapore –  Chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) Research Institute Supervisory Board and founder of the infrastructure consultancy firm Bridgens, Dr Vladimir Yakunin attended the fourth Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit, organised by McKinsey & Company. During the summit, Dr Yakunin participated in the round-table ‘Operate: Creating the Transportation Authority of the Future’. On […]

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