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The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses of topics such as drug crime, law enforcement, or oppositional patterns against democracy in Mexico, as well as a reassessment of the 2017 presidential election in Chile.
This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the social and political role of Chinese associations in Africa, the ideological discourse of "positive energy" in China, and the redefinition of the concept of "citizen diplomacy".
Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis
The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield takes up her position as Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies
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.
The BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa face great challenges. Despite their different – sometimes even contradictory – interests, the group continues to seek political and economic exchange.