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The Chinese in Africa? Looters and neo-colonialists! The discussion of relations between China and Africa is generally informed by stereotypes. The newest edition of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs does away with many of these preconceptions.


According to the federal government, Germany should play a bigger role in military missions. The GIGA has undertaken extensive research on Germany as a "New Power".


The Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing took a ruthless look at the 1965–1966 massacre in Indonesia. However, in the country itself, a culture of forgetting prevails. In two new GIGA publications scholars have analysed the reasons behind this.


In Focus

Sebastian Elischer

Salafisten in Afrika: nicht zwingend Wegbereiter des Terrorismus

GIGA Focus Afrika, 03/2014

Maria Tekülve

Mitteleinkommensland Ghana: Realitäten hinter der Statistik

GIGA Focus Afrika, 02/2014

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


Brazil Dossier

Not only the 2014 World Cup has made Brazil the focus of global attention. The country is booming – both economically and politically. 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