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Designing cabinets, influencing senatorial voting and forming civil–military relations – the new Journal of Politics in Latin America affords insights into how Latin American democracies function.

New Study

Agrofuel production is one of the main drivers of the global rush for land, shows a new study by the GIGA.

GIGA Working Paper

China’s rise to global power has required it to redefine its relations with socialist countries. Nele Noesselt analyses what the new Chinese foreign policy looks like and how China is reformulating its role as a socialist nation.

Stephan Rosiny

The Caliph’s New Clothes: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

GIGA Focus International Edition English, 06/2014

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