Press Centre

Welcome to the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies' Press Centre. This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest news, press releases and contact details on our experts. If you would like to receive notification of new reports and our latest press releases, please email us your name, media organization, contact details and email address: If you have a special area of interest please specify.

The G20 summit will be held in Hamburg under Germany’s presidency on 7 and 8 July 2017. The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies has a long-standing record of top-class research on G20-related topics, and participates also in some of the G20 processes. Learn more about our activities.


Journal |
New Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 2/2017

The journal deals with issues such as the civil-military relations in Southeast Asian countries, Chinese investments in Myanmar, and Vietnam’s foreign policy.

In brief |
Exploring Avenues for and Obstacles to Cooperation between China and India

The Changing Asia 2017 conference offered new perspectives on regional and global cooperation.

Recent Press Releases

Award |
GIGA Researcher Awarded Dissertation Prize for Analysis of Opposition Cooperation in Authoritarian States

Middle East expert Jens Heibach has won the 2017 DAVO Dissertation Prize for his PhD thesis on an opposition alliance in Yemen.

Press Invitation and Event Announcement |
Lars-Hendrik Röller to Speak at the GIGA about the Future of Multilateralism

Immediately after the parliamentary elections, Professor Lars-Hendrik Röller, Germany's G20 sherpa and an economic policy advisor to the federal chancellor, will speak at the GIGA about Germany’s future role in global politics.

Recent Online Dossiers


The BRICS states have faced significant challenges lately. Our online dossier brings together current research results, analyses, and our experts’ contact information.

Online Dossier

Brazil was once seen as an aspiring “shaping power” capable of fulfilling its potential. But the upheavals of recent months have thrown the country into a serious crisis. Our dossier provides analyses and expert contacts.

Recent Media Contributions

NDR Info | "Libanon ist nächste mögliche Kriegsschauplatz"
Interview with Henner Fürtig
Die Welt | Zimbabwe: "Grace Mugabe bedrängt ihren Mann immer stärker"
Interview with Christian von Soest
ZDF heute | Sorge vor Spannungen im Libanon
Interview with Henner Fürtig
ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen | "Kulturaustausch als Lebensader des Gesprächs", Ein Gespräch über Sanktionen und Kulturbeziehungen
Interview with Christian von Soest


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Press Releases

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