Review 2014

A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy

The German Federal Foreign Office has called for a rethinking of German foreign policy. At conferences and via the online platform, experts and the public are discussing new perspectives. The GIGA is also participating.

The debate about Germany as a "new power" has only just begun. Expert opinions fluctuate between concern and equanimity: Is German foreign policy increasingly being shaped by military interests, or are its capabilities as a civil power being strengthened?

The GIGA has published extensively on the topic of Germany as a "new power" and has compiled its expertise and position papers in an online dossier. The institute is also involved in the review process, which was initiated by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. A debate contribution from Prof. Dr. Robert Kappel, entitled "The Advantages of Civil Power: Germany as a Peaceful Agent", was recently published on the platform in German.

To the Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy online platform

To the “Shaping Power” Germany online dossier


Other News

Book |

Comparative Area Studies (CAS), the GIGA’s flagship methodological approach, keeps going strong: APSA newsletter devotes symposium to CAS and a new edited volume is under preparation.

In brief |

Uganda had one of the strictest lockdowns in East Africa, including closing all but essential businesses, dusk-to-dawn curfews, and bans on both private and public transport vehicles. We take a look at how these measures affected people and businesses in the informal economy.

In brief |

Review of a successful year 2019