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    Around 80 million people have been forcibly displaced by war or political violence worldwide. Several millions more have fled because of environmental disasters and socio-economic marginalisation. We focus on the background of this phenomenon in the regions of origin.


    Russia's attack on Ukraine once again raises the question of the effectiveness of sanctions. Economic sanctions are a popular foreign policy tool for addressing a wide range of international challenges including conflicts, human rights violations, or terrorism. Learn more about GIGA's research on this topic.


    The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity, in which established and rising powers compete with each other. Learn more about the GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities on this mega region, focusing on the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental actors.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

    Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs / Editor GIGA Focus Africa

    Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    taz | Quote | 21/01/2023

    Sanktionen gegen Revolutionsgarden: Diskussionen um EU-Terrorliste

    Die EU-Staaten planen laut Bundesregierung am Montag weitere Sanktionen gegen den Iran – auch gegen Mitglieder der Revolutionsgarde.

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    ZDF | Interview | 29/12/2021

    Lost Places: Peróns Argentinien

    Ein Dokumentarfilm über die 1940er Jahre in Argentinien über vergessene Orten und Schauplätze des einstigen argentinischen Traums von Stärke und Wohlstand.

    Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos

    Lead Research Fellow

    Deutschlandfunk Nova | Interview | 19/01/2023

    Rücktritt der neuseeländischen Premierministerin Jacinda Ardern: Was steckt dahinter?

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Internationale Politik | Interview | 02/01/2023

    Der Westen misst mit zweierlei Maß

    GIGA Präsidentin Prof. Amrita Narlikar teilt ihre Expertise zu den Themen, wozu die Arroganz gegenüber dem Globalen Süden führt und was die deutsche Außenpolitik besser machen kann. | Interview | 09/01/2023

    Gewalt in Brasília: "Spaltung auch in Staatsinstitutionen"


    Désirée Reder

    Doctoral Researcher

    Spiegel Online Video | Interview | 14/01/2023

    So will Indien klimaneutral werden

    Miriam Prys-Hansen kommentiert den Ausbau von Solarenergie in Indien und deren Beitrag zur Erreichung ambitionierer Klimaziele. 

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    Spotlight on... | 26/01/2023

    "Spotlight on..." Archival Work

    GIGA Doctoral Researcher Diba Mirzaei recently went to the UK National Archives in London, to do research in their archives for her dissertation. Get to know more about Diba's visit to the archive in this interview.

    Spotlight on... | 19/01/2023

    "Spotlight on..." New Doctoral Researcher Houssein Al Malla

    Houssein Al Malla joined the GIGA Doctoral Programme in October 2022. He is currently working on his dissertation titled “Personality and Foreign Policy: The Role of Political Psychology in Accounting for the Outcomes of International Sanctions”. Get to know Houssein in this interview.

    In Brief | 18/01/2023

    GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar Serves as Co-Chair of Think20 Taskforce

    Think20 (T20) invited GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar to serve as a Co-Chair of Taskforce 3: Lifestyle for Environment, Resilience, and Values for Wellbeing during India’s G20 Presidency in 2023. T20 is an official G20 engagement group.

    GIGA Journal Family | 11/01/2023

    New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 3/2022

    Under the headline of “The Chinese Communist Party at 100”, this special issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs handles a variety of themes such as the concept of political loyalty in China, (lack of) democracy in the country, and the ‘Chinese Dream’ ideology further emphasised by Xi Jinping.

    In Brief | 05/01/2023

    News of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    Learn more about the activities of our Doctoral Researchers in the past month. Among other things, we are celebrating the successful defense of Richard Roewer!

    Retrospective | 27/12/2022

    Our Event Highlights in 2022

    Our President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Team GIGA are looking back on a successful and eventful 2022!


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