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    Multilateralism and global institutions are under severe challenge. We investigate the causes and repercussions of these problems, provide theoretical and empirical analyses of different institutions, and contribute to policy and public debates on reform.

    Global Digital Transformation

    The global digital transformation is changing how we live and work, as well as how states relate to each other. Our researchers are analysing new opportunities/ challenges of digitalisation in the Global South and instruments of foreign policy, such as digital diplomacy and cyber sanctions.


    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

    Zeit Online | Quote | 05/09/2022

    Chile: Eine neue Verfassung, aber nicht diese

    Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos

    Lead Research Fellow

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 24/08/2022

    Energiekrise: Algerien ist in Europa wieder gefragt

    Zur Versorgung Europas mit Erdgas sollen neue Abkommen mit Algerien geschlossen werden. Dies führt innenpolitisch zur kurzfristigen Stabilisierung der algerischen Autokratie. 

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Deutschlandfunk Kultur | Interview | 12/08/2022

    Debatte um Deglobalisierung – Die wirtschaftliche Entflechtung hat einen Preis

    Die Coronapandemie und der russische Angriffskrieg in der Ukraine haben die weltweiten Logistikketten massiv gestört. Krisen offenbaren die Schwächen der globalisierten Wirtschaft. Vielerorts wird über die Vorteile einer wirtschaftlichen Entflechtung nachgedacht. Diskussionsrunde zur Deglobalisierung.

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    SRF Tagesschau | Quote | 10/08/2022

    USA auf Werbetour durch Afrika

    Nur wenige Wochen nach dem russischen Außenminister Lawrow reist sein amerikanischer Amtskollege Blinken nach Afrika. Er stellt dort die auch die neue Afrika-Strategie der US-Regierung vor. 

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 13/09/2022

    The alleged successes of Nayib Bukele in the fight against violence

    Violence in El Salvador is a persistent problem as are repressive approaches by the governments.

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

    Lead Research Fellow / General Editor GIGA Focus Editor GIGA Focus Global

    In Brief | 27/09/2022

    DP Winter Term Programme 2022

    Register now for the courses of the DP winter term programme. The registration deadline is 5 October 2022.

    In Brief | 26/09/2022

    Diversity Days at the GIGA

    27 and 28 September are Diversity Days at the GIGA. We are committed to an appreciative working environment and open cooperation in our diverse society. Learn more about this topic and the activities at the GIGA.

    Award | 25/09/2022

    Anette Ruml Awarded for Excellent Research on Food Security

    GIGA researcher Dr. Anette Ruml was awarded the Hermann Eiselen-Science Award 2022 by the fiat panis foundation. Ruml received the prize for her excellent research and her important contribution to improving the food situation in countries of the Global South.

    GIGA Journal Family | 20/09/2022

    New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 2/2022

    This issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the Chinese crisis communication during the COVID-pandemic, crisis management and involvement of civil society organisations, Chinese textbooks and the youth, migrant’s political rights in Taiwan, and Britain's China policy.

    Award | 18/09/2022

    Mariana Llanos and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán awarded the Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award

    Mariana Llanos and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán has received the Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Their paper “Oversight or Representation? Public Opinion and Impeachment Resolutions in Argentina and Brazil” was named the best article in Legislative Studies Quarterly.

    In Brief | 01/09/2022

    News of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    Learn more about the activities of our Doctoral Researchers in the past month.


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