Authoritarianism and Political Change


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Conflicts have shaped the Middle East for many years. In the past, Israel and Palestine were most prominent. Now intense conflicts are dominating Syria, Libya, and Yemen. More than ever, enabling peaceful change is a key challenge facing influential states within and outside the region.


Large parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are being very seriously affected by the disease, and the states of the global south are showing a wide variation in their reactions. With its expertise on global developments as well as its deep knowledge of the global south, the GIGA is uniquely positioned to analyse the pandemic’s repercussions and to contribute to policy solutions to the resulting problems.