GIGA Focus Middle East | 3/2022

Re-Revolutionising Iran: Condemning Prosperity and Jihadi Management

President Raisi is working to revitalise the Islamic Republic’s revolutionary values. While direct responses to socio-economic discontent consist of taking repressive measures, the government is also implementing a policy mixture shaped by the “jihadi” management style of a re-revolutionising elite.

Dr. Sara Bazoobandi

Research Fellow

GIGA Focus Latin America | 2/2022

The War in Ukraine and Latin America: Reluctant Support

The War in Ukraine has highlighted Latin American divisions. Although the Russian invasion violates international law, the conflict seems remote and evokes a long-standing rejection of United States policies. Many regional governments only show reluctant support for the West’s anti-Putin policies.

Cooperation Event | 22/06/2022 - 23/06/2022

MIASA Policy Conference “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa”

This first MIASA Policy Conference on “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa” provides space for exchange between researchers, policy makers, development practitioners, and other stakeholders in rural development to present and discuss the most recent policy-relevant research findings.

GIGA Event | 27/06/2022

Advancing Opinion Research on Democracy and Governance

Public commitment to democracy is important for democratic governance. From surveys we can learn how the population relates to democracy and what influences this stance. In this lecture, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Zechmeister paints a picture of weak democratic commitment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 16/06/2022

Diverging Globalizations: Sectoral Pathways to Development and New Capitalisms

Lecture by Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor at Temple University

Lecture Series | 16/06/2022

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”. Video of last talk by Sana Hashmi now online!

GIGA Event | 20/06/2022

GIGA Speaker Series on African Affairs

The GIGA Speaker Series on African Affairs aims at painting a nuanced picture of sub-Saharan Africa by discussing political and socio-economic developments on a regular basis. At 20 June 2022, our guest, Prof. Kwesi Aning, spoke on the Role and Meaning of Russias’s Presence in West Africa and the Sahel.


Sebastian Groth, Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (3/2019–2/2022)

"The Federal Foreign Office, in cooperation with the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is a strong and constant supporter of GIGA. For us, GIGA is a trusted partner, and we appreciate their outstanding research and excellent input. We thank Prof. Narlikar and her team for their thematic leadership on a number of issues of highest relevance to the Federal Foreign Office and look forward to continuing this valuable partnership."


Rural Transformations

Many rural areas in the Global South are facing tremendous challenges including persistent poverty, demographic pressure, climatic change and an eroding resource base. Competition for land and resources affects the lives of rural populations in multiple ways.

Climate Change 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.

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.

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

Devpolicy Blog | 06/2022

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific: the Difference is Migration Policy

Patrick Köllner contributed to the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy's Devpolicy Blog, discussing the differences between Australia and New Zealand's Pacific policies in terms of migration.

Turkish Studies | 06/2022

Erdoğan and the Muslim Brotherhood: an Outside-in Approach to Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Is Islamism the driving force of Turkish foreign policy? Hakkı Taş scrutinises AKP-Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) relations and argues that while the AKP’s ideological ties to Ikhwan made new resources available, Turkey’s grand strategy largely follows systemic incentives and constraints.

Blog article | 05/2022

America’s Pivot to Asia 2.0: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

In this tripartite article, I (first) introduce the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework or IPEF, (second) trace its history and discourse back to Obama's 2011 Pivot to Asia, and (third) I offer seven observations about the visions behind, contradictions within, and challenges ahead of IPEF.

Lecture Series | 30/06/2022

Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

GIGA Event | 27/06/2022

Advancing Opinion Research on Democracy and Governance

Public commitment to democracy is important for democratic governance. From surveys we can learn how the population relates to democracy and what influences this stance. In this lecture, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Zechmeister paints a picture of weak democratic commitment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cooperation Event | 22/06/2022 - 23/06/2022

MIASA Policy Conference “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa”

This first MIASA Policy Conference on “Policies for a Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa” provides space for exchange between researchers, policy makers, development practitioners, and other stakeholders in rural development to present and discuss the most recent policy-relevant research findings.

taz.de | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 13/06/2022

Vernachlässigt und ignoriert

Während die Welt auf den Krieg in der Ukraine blickt, wird der Angriffskrieg der Türkei gegen Kur­d*in­nen ignoriert.

Dastan Jasim

Doctoral Researcher

ARD alpha | Interview | 07/06/2022

Der Rest der Welt gegen Russland?

Putin isoliert, ohne Verbündete außer China - so stellt es der Westen oft dar. Über Russlands Beziehungen nach Kriegsbeginn spricht bei alpha-demokratie Dr. Johannes Plagemann, GIGA Leibniz Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien.

Dr. Johannes Plagemann

Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

Der Tagesspiegel | Interview | 15/05/2022

Die Armen bezahlen für die Sanktionen

GIGA President Prof Amrita Narlikar discusses Russia's war, German armaments and double standards in the Tagesspiegel.

deutschland.de | Interview | 15/05/2022

A rebooted version of globalisation

The interview with GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar on the future of globalisation and cooperation between democracies is available in 10 languages, including Spanish, Turkish and Chinese.

Deutsche Welle | Interview | 13/06/2022

DW Business: WTO Meeting

See video of GIGA President Amrita Narlikar analyzing the contentious atmosphere at WTO. 

Solomon Times | Article | 21/06/2022

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific: the Difference is Migration Policy

Patrick Köllner's contribution to the Devpolicy blog, Australian National University, was carried by the Solomon Times, Honiara.

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

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