Press Centre

Welcome to the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)' Press Centre. This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest news and press releases, as well as contact details for our experts. If you would like to receive notifications about new reports and our latest press releases, please e-mail us your name, media organisation, contact details, and e-mail address: If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

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New Journal of Politics in Latin America 1/2020

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.

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New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 2/2019

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".

Recent Press Releases

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Imagining Futures – Dealing with Disparity

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis

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Merike Blofield New Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

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

Recent Spotlights

Coronavirus and the Global South

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.

Recent Media Contributions

Deutsche Welle | The Catastrophy Deepens Lebanon's Debt Crisis: Will it be Saved by Donors?
Interview with Eckart Woertz (Arabisch) | Wie kommt Syrien aus der Krise?
Interview with André Bank
Deutschlandfunk Kultur | Kolumbien im Schatten der Corona Krise explodiert die Gewalt
Interview with Sabine Kurtenbach
New World Order | The Paradoxical Use of 'Powerlessness to Attain Power' in Contemporary Trade Negotiations
Interview with Amrita Narlikar


Verena Schweiger

Head of Communications Department

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