In Brief | 18/01/2023

GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar Serves as Co-Chair of Think20 Taskforce

Think20 (T20) invited GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar to serve as a Co-Chair of Taskforce 3: Lifestyle for Environment, Resilience, and Values for Wellbeing during India’s G20 Presidency in 2023. T20 is an official G20 engagement group.

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GIGA Focus Asia | 1/2023

Disengagement from China: United States and European Union Policies Compared

Comparing US and European China policies of recent years reveals a widening gap. While the Biden administration’s China policy is fixated on competition and national security, and preoccupied with renewing US global leadership, the EU essentially remains open to cooperation with China.

Dr. Margot Schüller

Senior Research Fellow

GIGA Talk | 09/02/2023

Myanmar Two Years after the Coup: Return of the Past?

Two years after the 2021 military coup, Myanmar is back under closed military rule, armed conflicts between the military and ethnic armed organisations are escalating, and international isolation is again increasing. In this GIGA Talk, we will discuss the current situation with renowned experts and policymakers.

GIGA Focus Global | 1/2023

Threat and Integration: Attitudes towards Refugees in Germany

In 2023, German and European authorities expect refugee numbers to rise further. Whether existing attitudes towards refugees in Germany can be changed by positive or negative statements made about their further admission in future is discussed in this Focus Global.

Spotlight on... | 19/01/2023

"Spotlight on..." New Doctoral Researcher Houssein Al Malla

Houssein Al Malla joined the GIGA Doctoral Programme in October 2022. He is currently working on his dissertation titled “Personality and Foreign Policy: The Role of Political Psychology in Accounting for the Outcomes of International Sanctions”. Get to know Houssein in this interview.

GIGA Focus Latin America | 1/2023

Closing Spaces: The Last Bulwark of Nicaraguan Civil Society under Attack

The Nicaraguan government’s attack on Catholic priests is bringing the former alliance between the government and the Church to breaking point, while contributing also to the gradual implosion of the authoritarian regime. While the Pope encourages dialogue, the space for civil society has eroded.

Désirée Reder

Doctoral Researcher


Migration

Around 80 million people have been forcibly displaced by war or political violence worldwide. Several millions more have fled because of environmental disasters and socio-economic marginalisation. We focus on the background of this phenomenon in the regions of origin.

Sanctions

Russia's attack on Ukraine once again raises the question of the effectiveness of sanctions. Economic sanctions are a popular foreign policy tool for addressing a wide range of international challenges including conflicts, human rights violations, or terrorism. Learn more about GIGA's research on this topic.

Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity, in which established and rising powers compete with each other. Learn more about the GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities on this mega region, focusing on the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental actors.

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 / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

Internationale Politik | 01/2023

Irans steiniger Weg in die Freiheit

Der Artikel nimmt zunächst die tieferen Ursachen der Proteste in den Blick, um zu untersuchen, was die Proteste für die Menschen und das Regime bedeuten und welche Folgen sie innenpolitisch, regional und international haben könnten.

Dr. Sara Bazoobandi

Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

Middle East Critique | 10/2022

Collective Identity Change under Exogenous Shocks: The Gülen Movement and Its Diasporization

This paper takes a comparative historical perspective to the post-2016 diasporization of the Gülen Movement (GM) and discusses how the GM responded differently to sudden exogenous shocks in 1997, 2007, and 2016.

Dr. Hakkı Taş

Research Fellow

Chapter in Edited Volume | 01/2023

Futures in the Making: An Analysis of Indian Climate Policy Articulations

This chapter assesses how different Indian actors imagine climate futures and whether different actors and their ideas are connected.

Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

Blog Article | 12/2022

How not to do Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academia: Ten Commandments

GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Dr. Cecilia Sottilotta outline ten pitfalls to avoid when working on Equal opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in social science and beyond.

Cecilia Emma Sottilotta

Formerly Visiting Fellow

GIGA Talk | 09/02/2023

Myanmar Two Years after the Coup: Return of the Past?

Two years after the 2021 military coup, Myanmar is back under closed military rule, armed conflicts between the military and ethnic armed organisations are escalating, and international isolation is again increasing. In this GIGA Talk, we will discuss the current situation with renowned experts and policymakers.

Diskussionsrunde | 18/01/2023

Chinas Datenstrategie zwischen offener Wissenschaft und Geopolitik

China verfolgt seit einigen Jahren eine eigene Datenstrategie bzgl. Eigentum, Management und staatlicher Kontrolle. Was das für internationale Forschungskooperationen und die Wissenschaft in Deutschland und der EU bedeutet, diskutieren wir bei der Kooperationsveranstaltung mit dem DESY und der Universität Hamburg.

Lecture Series | 18/01/2023

WONAGO Lecture Series

The WONAGO Lecture Series invites scholars and policymakers to speak on ideas of order prevalent in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. “World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO)” is a joint research project by Universität Hamburg and the GIGA, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Upcoming Talk by Dr. Bodhisattva Kar.

taz | Quote | 21/01/2023

Sanktionen gegen Revolutionsgarden: Diskussionen um EU-Terrorliste

Die EU-Staaten planen laut Bundesregierung am Montag weitere Sanktionen gegen den Iran – auch gegen Mitglieder der Revolutionsgarde.

Dr. Julia Grauvogel

Senior Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

ZDF | Interview | 29/12/2021

Lost Places: Peróns Argentinien

Ein Dokumentarfilm über die 1940er Jahre in Argentinien über vergessene Orten und Schauplätze des einstigen argentinischen Traums von Stärke und Wohlstand.

Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos

Lead Research Fellow

Deutschlandfunk Nova | Interview | 19/01/2023

Rücktritt der neuseeländischen Premierministerin Jacinda Ardern: Was steckt dahinter?

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

Internationale Politik | Interview | 02/01/2023

Der Westen misst mit zweierlei Maß

GIGA Präsidentin Prof. Amrita Narlikar teilt ihre Expertise zu den Themen, wozu die Arroganz gegenüber dem Globalen Süden führt und was die deutsche Außenpolitik besser machen kann.

tagesschau.de | Interview | 09/01/2023

Gewalt in Brasília: "Spaltung auch in Staatsinstitutionen"

 

Désirée Reder

Doctoral Researcher

Spiegel Online Video | Interview | 14/01/2023

So will Indien klimaneutral werden

Miriam Prys-Hansen kommentiert den Ausbau von Solarenergie in Indien und deren Beitrag zur Erreichung ambitionierer Klimaziele. 

Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

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