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Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier.

GIGA Working Paper

Argentina and Brazil are governed by presidents with extensive authority. But who influences their political agenda? Magna Inácio and Mariana Llanos look at the players in the background.

GIGA Working Paper

Very few Chinese youth are unemployed - according to official numbers. However, these figures are not accurate, explains Günter Schucher.


In the span of just a few years, Taiwan's young democracy has already experienced two changes in government. The most recent issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs explores the social, political and economic consequences.

Günter Schucher / Aurora Sauter

“前途无望的一代”——全世界失业 青少年人数增多

GIGA Focus International Edition Chinese, 05/2014

Matthias Basedau / Kim Schultze

Abhängigkeit von Energieimporten: Risiko für Deutschland und Europa?

GIGA Focus Global, 08/2014

50 Years of GIGA

Founded in 1964 as the Deutsches Übersee-Institut (German Overseas Institute), the GIGA is now an international institute delivering world-class social science. This year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. more


GIGA in Berlin

Located where decisions are made – In its Berlin-based office, the GIGA advises policymakers, the media and the public on global issues and developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. more