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New Journal of Politics in Latin America 3/2022

The current issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America sheds light on several themes central to Latin American society; such as protest participation in Chile, electoral violence in Mexico, right wing populism, and human rights.

Cooperation Event | 30/11/2022

Der 10. Jahrestag der VGGT in Zeiten multipler Krisen: Ernährung durch Landrechte sichern

In Zeiten multipler Krisen, wächst der Druck auf die Ressource Land ungebrochen. Aufbauend auf dem 10-jährige Jubiläum der VGGT unterstreicht das Panel mit u.a. Renate Künast, Mathias Mogge und Ellen O. Pratt, die Relevanz von gerechtem Landzugang für die globale Ernährungssicherung.

Lecture Series | 30/11/2022

Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

The Franco-German Observatory invites key actors from the Indo-Pacific to discuss questions of a strategic nature, of economic interdependence and independence, and the expectations the countries of the Indo-Pacific might have towards the “West”. Upcoming talk by Hasan Alhasan.

GIGA Talk | 01/12/2022

Towards Closer Cooperation with South Korea in the Indo-Pacific

The European Union and Germany are implementing strategies for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. How does South Korea fit into the picture? In this GIGA Talk, we will present and discuss findings from a collaborative, policy-oriented research project examining the potential scope for closer cooperation therewith.

Cooperation Event | 06/12/2022

Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

This year’s Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, taking place on 6 December, is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”, reinforcing collaboration between UNIDO, BMZ, IDOS, and the GIGA. Join this event either on-site in Vienna or online.

GIGA Forum | 07/12/2022

The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels.

GIGA Focus Africa | 7/2022

Paper Ballots with Digital Transparency: Kenya’s Pioneering Election

Digital election technology is controversial, but it can be an enhancement rather than a replacement. The pioneering Kenya election showed that widespread digital connectivity can effectively strengthen the integrity of paper-ballot voting.

Andrew Crawford

Doctoral Researcher


Democratic Institutions under Stress

Democracy builds on common principles such as elections, division of power, and rule of law. In practice, democratic institutions often underperform due to executives overstepping powers, conflicts and power struggles causing stalemate in the policy process, and rule instability.

Authoritarian Turn

Authoritarian practices are not only used in non-democratic regimes. They can increasingly be found also in formally democratic states, as the examples of shrinking civic space, populism, and democratic backsliding show. Learn more about the GIGA‘s research and knowledge transfer on the topic.

Climate Politics and the Global South

We work on the politics of climate change. We investigate options to enable low and middle income countries to achieve lower-carbon trajectories without compromising economic development and poverty reduction and study the role of the Global South in international climate negotiations.

President

Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

Office of the President

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs / Editor GIGA Focus Africa

Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

Water International | 11/2022

Virtual Water, International Relations and the New Geopolitics of Food

Food security and virtual water considerations interact in a corporatized third food regime, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the world’s largest grain importing region. Globalization has created asymmetric trade interdependence that can be weaponized.

Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

W+F Wissenschaft und Frieden | 11/2022

Wirtschaftlicher Zwang für politische Ziele: Boykotte und Sanktionen als Instrumente der internationalen Politik

Dr. Julia Grauvogel

Senior Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

Dr. Christian von Soest

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

9DashLine | 10/2022

The EU Ventures into the Strategic "Jungle"

The article unpacks the negative consequences of diplomatic discourse such as 'garden/jungle' coming out of the EU, especially as they pertain to the European search for strategic autonomy in the world and EU's competition (through the Global Gateway) with China (and its BRI) in Africa.

International Affairs | 09/2022

How not to negotiate: the case of trade multilateralism

The WTO has become an almost perfect example of how not to negotiate. In this article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar identifies three broad categories of bargaining failures and explores the impact of narratives on the course of events, giving us a clear list of dos and don’ts for international negotiation.

GIGA Forum | 07/12/2022

The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels.

Cooperation Event | 06/12/2022

Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

This year’s Forum on Globalization and Industrialization, taking place on 6 December, is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”, reinforcing collaboration between UNIDO, BMZ, IDOS, and the GIGA. Join this event either on-site in Vienna or online.

Cooperation Event | 05/12/2022

Gulf Hydrogen Horizons: Why Are Gulf Oil and Gas Producers so Keen on Hydrogen?

This webinar examines the recent interest in hydrogen energy among political and economic leaders in the oil and gas producing states of the GCC. The discussants draw on their expertise in the Middle East and energy geopolitics to raise further questions about the future of hydrogen energy development in Europe and beyond.

RP Online | Interview | 10/11/2022

„Große Sportveranstaltungen haben immer einen politischen Nutzen“

Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

WDR - 0630 - der News Podcast | Interview | 08/11/2022

Deutsche Influencer in Syrien

Mit einer Einschätzung von Dr. André Bank: Wie deutsche Influencer in das Bürgerkriegsland Syrien gereist sind und warum sie damit indirekt das syrische Regime unterstützt haben (Minute 13:27).

Dr. André Bank

Senior Research Fellow

Deutsche Welle | Quote | 28/10/2022

El duro golpe de Estados Unidos al oro nicaragüense

Tras las nuevas sanciones a la industria del oro del país centroamericano, Nicaragua se enfrenta a un complejo escenario económico. Asimismo, se prevé que las restricciones al régimen de Daniel Ortega sigan en aumento.

Désirée Reder

Doctoral Researcher

WDR5 | Interview | 31/10/2022

Brasilien: "Lula muss es schaffen, Brücken zu bauen"

Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva hat die Präsidentenwahl in Brasilien gewonnen. Für Lula werde es nun nicht leicht, das gespaltene Land zu einen, sagt Südamerika-Expertin Katharina Fietz: "Er wird noch von vielen mit Korruption in Verbindung gebracht."

Katharina Fietz

Doctoral Researcher

Podcast Tonspur Wissen | Interview | 11/11/2022

Podcast "Tonspur Wissen": Wem nützt die WM in Katar?

Die Welt zu Gast in einem Land, in dem Frauen wenig Rechte haben und in denen Homosexualität als Sünde gilt und unter Strafe steht. Das sorgt weltweit für Empörung. Wem nützt die WM in Katar und warum hat die FIFA das Land als Austragungsort gewählt? Ursula Weidenfeld im Gespräch mit Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz.

Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte | Interview | 30/09/2022

Verbindungen, die zum Frieden beitragen sollen, werden zu Waffen

Prof. Narlikar shares her insights on the war in Ukraine, the Global South, and the future of the international order in an interview with APuZ. 

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