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The GIGA’s Africa Spectrum journal made the top-ten list of area studies journals this year. The current issue covers, among other things, state stability in Burundi, drug trafficking in Kenya and the elections in Nigeria.


In his eight years as Brazilian president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva made an incomparable mark on the country. The current Journal of Politics in Latin America looks back at Lula's legacy and examines its continuing impact.


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

Shazia A. Wülbers / Joachim Betz

Die europäisch-indischen Beziehungen: Chancen, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven

GIGA Focus Asien, 09/2014

Sören Scholvin / Andrés Malamud

Brasilien als geoökonomischer Knoten Südamerikas?

GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, 10/2014

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