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Social science research in China fluctuates between freedom and restriction. The best way to deal with this situation is debated heavily in Europe – and in the new Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.

GIGA Forum Meets Review 2014

There’s no end in sight for the war in Syria. What responsibility does Germany hold? A discussion about the crisis in the Middle East and German foreign policy with Jörg Ambruster, the Federal Foreign Office, the GIGA and Hamburg citizens.


The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies meets every four years, and the next Congress will take place in August 2014 in Ankara. The event is among the most important meetings of Middle East experts worldwide. As a board member, Henner Fürtig will help shape the organization’s activities in the coming four years.

Angelika Rettberg / Daniel Quiroga

Kolumbien: der Kongress und die Friedensverhandlungen

GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, 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