The GIGA’s Africa Spectrum journal is one of the ten best area studies journals. It is currently celebrating its fiftieth birthday with an anniversary issue on topics such as health policy in Botswana, the "anti-Charlie Hebdo" protests in Niger and the elections in Malawi.
Within the last 50 years, the Brazilian share of South American power has increased extensively. Luis Leandro Schenoni asks why most countries in the region have not implemented any consistent balancing or bandwagoning strategies vis‐à‐vis Brazil.more
The Africa Spectrum journal is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. To mark this occasion and in cooperation with the University of the Free State in South Africa, the Young African Scholar Award will be granted for the first time. The goal is to support junior scholars carrying out research on Africa.more
In the new Journal of Politics in Latin America the authors investigate, among other things, the stability of democracies in Latin America. They look at civic participation in Brazil, the rule of law in Ecuador, and the link between the perception of corruption and turnover elections in Latin America.more
Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more