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Berlin, 5.4.2018: Matteo Bonomi, researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, will speak in Loccum about the socioeconomic situation of Western Balkans countries and the new EU enlargement strategy towards the region. The Western Balkans back in focus event is an international conference with more than 70 participants, organised by the Protestant Academy Loccum […]

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‘Humanitarian aspects of new information and communication technologies development: Prospects and challenges’, a jointly organised roundtable, took place on 26 April 2018 at the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) Faculty of Social Sciences. The event was moderated by the director of the Institute of International Relations and World History at UNN, Prof. Mikhail […]

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Moscow, Russia The heads of diplomacy Russian, Turkish and Iranian were meeting this Saturday in Moscow to try to find a way out of the war in Syria, where the three countries imposed themselves as key actors of the conflict. Moscow and Tehran, allies of Damascus, and Ankara, which supports the Syrian rebels, sponsor the […]

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Berlin, 26 April 2018, For the third year the John S. Latsis Foundation (JLF) is supporting the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) through a financial contribution to the 2018 Rhodes Forum. As partners of the Forum, the John S. Latsis Foundation will also be represented by a delegation in Rhodes. Jiahong Chen, Acting […]

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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 DOC Research Institute, we have long considered infrastructure development the backbone for economic development at local, regional, or national levels and even beyond. The Russian initiative promoting trans-Eurasian-belt development, especially when taken together with […]

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In symbolic terms as well as in concrete outcome – the Korean summit, the first in 11 years, positively surprises. All the more in view of the fact that less than half a year ago, after Pyonyang’s latest missile tests, tensions on the peninsula rose to their peak since the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island and […]

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    Professor Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and Co-Founder of DOC RI, Professor Peter W. Schulze, debate the future of Russian foreign policy and the risk of war. Kortunov compares today’s situation with the Cold of War era in the 1950s, when there were no red lines and […]

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Berlin, 25 April 2018 – Speakers at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) round table “Contexts of identity formation in the post-modern era: The impact of the ‘relational self’ on a true dialogue of civilizations” dealt with the questions of how identity and humanity are related to each other. In her introduction to […]

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On 23 April 2018, Diana Orlova moderated a roundtable in the Vienna office of the DOC on the topic of terrorism and counterterrorism in the EU. The guest speaker for the event was Haitham Abdelsamad, MA student at Sciences Po, Paris, who spoke about his research on the topic. The participants included a mix of […]

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Which media outlets are trustworthy, what kind of fake news does exist, and how are society and politics manipulated? Fake news is not a passing fad. Disinformation and misinformation are very old political tools. But today they are spreading at an alarming rate and possess an extensively global reach. Sources can be difficult to trace […]

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