Multilateralism

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.


  • Panel Discussion | 08/11/2021

    The Indo-German Partnership in a Changing World

    Our expert panel will discuss the long-standing partnership that India and Germany share in a historical perspective, and identify common interests, the potential for joint future action, and the role their interaction could play on the global stage. This event is part of the India Week Hamburg 2021.

    GIGA Forum | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    With the election of President Joe Biden, the world hoped for the United States’ return to diplomacy, multilateralism, and to a values-based foreign policy. In this GIGA Forum, experts examine US foreign policy in the first year of the Biden administration vis-à-vis Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Comparative European Politics | 09/2021

    Populism and Foreign Policy: A Research Agenda (Introduction)

    Populist parties have been on the rise worldwide in recent years and formed governments. Much discussed in the media but little systematically researched so far are the effects of populism on foreign policy. The authors of this introduction present a research agenda.

    Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi

    Dr. David Cadier

    GIGA Focus Global | 5/2021

    Joe Biden and a New Era of Multilateralism

    With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA once again extends hands to traditional partners and embraces the concept of strategic competition with Russia and China. The new president is thus ushering in a new era of multilateralism, states GIGA researcher Hannes Greve in GIGA Focus Global.

    Hannes Greve

    Doctoral Researcher

    Cooperation Event | 06/07/2021

    “A Multilateralism for the People”: International Launch of Germany’s White Paper on Multilateralism

    The German Federal Cabinet has recently approved the country’s first White Paper on Multilateralism, "Multilateralism for the People: Adapting the Multilateral Order to the 21st Century". Together with GPPi we organise the launch of the English-language version of this White Paper. Video of the event availiable.

    In Brief | 15/07/2021

    Mind the Gap: Priorities for Transatlantic China Policy

    The MSC Distinguished Reflection Group on Transatlantic China Policy has launched its report. GIGA President Amrita Narlikar contributed as member of this group of noted senior specialists with her expertise on multilateralism, international political economy, and geopolitical developments to the timely discussion.

    Policy paper | 05/2021

    Making it Matter: Thought Experiments for Meaningful Multilateralism

    GIGA and Körber's joint Multilateralism Lab report summarizes main takeaways to build a robust multilateralism fit for our challenging times. At the Lab, influential policy experts, public officials, and academics explored new ideas to improve international cooperation and the effectiveness of the multilateral system.

    Nora Müller

    Dr. Cornelius Adebahr

    In Brief | 03/05/2021

    EU–India: Potential for Political and Economic Cooperation

    As part of Europe Week, Almut Möller, Hamburg's State Secretary for Federal and European Affairs, discusses with GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Tara Varma (ECFR) about potential political and economic cooperation between the EU and India in the new podcast series "EU konkret".


    GIGA Focus Nahost | 7/2021

    Raisi’s Foreign Policy: Pragmatic Revolutionism and the Iranian Pivot to Asia

    This GIGA Focus sheds light on the new Iranian conservative president Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi, and his doctrine of “pragmatic revolutionism.” The author analyses what the Iranian Asia-oriented foreign policy entails geopolitically and geoeconomically, and suggests how the multilateralist tendencies can be used by policymakers.

    Comparative European Politics | 09/2021

    Populism and Foreign Policy: A Research Agenda (Introduction)

    Populist parties have been on the rise worldwide in recent years and formed governments. Much discussed in the media but little systematically researched so far are the effects of populism on foreign policy. The authors of this introduction present a research agenda.

    Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi

    Dr. David Cadier

    GIGA Focus Global | 5/2021

    Joe Biden and a New Era of Multilateralism

    With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA once again extends hands to traditional partners and embraces the concept of strategic competition with Russia and China. The new president is thus ushering in a new era of multilateralism, states GIGA researcher Hannes Greve in GIGA Focus Global.

    Hannes Greve

    Doctoral Researcher

    Policy paper | 07/2021

    Mind the Gap: Priorities for Transatlantic China Policy: Report of the Distinguished Reflection Group on Transatlantic China Policy

    China is at the top of the transatlantic agenda. Throughout the first half of 2021, the Distinguished Reflection Group on Transatlantic China Policy worked to advocate a more joined-up approach to China. Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to the policy report as member of this group of noted senior specialists.

    Wolfgang Ischinger

    Prof. Dr. Joseph Samuel Nye, Jr.

    GIGA Talk | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    With the election of President Joe Biden, the world hoped for the United States’ return to diplomacy, multilateralism, and to a values-based foreign policy. In this GIGA Forum, experts examine US foreign policy in the first year of the Biden administration vis-à-vis Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    GIGA Forum | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    With the election of President Joe Biden, the world hoped for the United States’ return to diplomacy, multilateralism, and to a values-based foreign policy. In this GIGA Forum, experts examine US foreign policy in the first year of the Biden administration vis-à-vis Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Panel Discussion | 08/11/2021

    The Indo-German Partnership in a Changing World

    Our expert panel will discuss the long-standing partnership that India and Germany share in a historical perspective, and identify common interests, the potential for joint future action, and the role their interaction could play on the global stage. This event is part of the India Week Hamburg 2021.

    Deutschlandfunk (DLF) | Interview | 30/10/2021

    China und der G20-Gipfel: Staatschef Xis verpasste Chance

    Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig

    Senior Research Fellow / Editor GIGA Focus Asia

    Official Social Media Channel of the EU Delegation in India | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 17/05/2021

    Assessment of the outcome of the EU-India Leaders' Meeting

    EU Konkret - Europapolitischer Podcast aus Hamburg | Interview | 03/05/2021

    EU-India: Potential for political and economic cooperation

    28/10/2021

    Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2021: Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21st Century

    National Maritime Foundation Neu Delhi: 28/10/2021

    Session Five: "Impact of the Increasing Recourse to Lawfare upon a Rules-based Indo-Pacific Maritime Order"

    08/09/2021 - 09/09/2021

    Egypt International Cooperation Forum 2021

    Ministry of International Cooperation Cairo: 08/09/2021 - 09/09/2021

    This event was co-organized by the United Nations, OECD, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Africal Development Bank.

    13/08/2021

    Book Discussion - India 2030: Rise of a Rajasic Nation

    Observer Research Foundation New Delhi: 13/08/2021

    As author of the book chapter "Multilateralism: From Principles to Transactions, and Back Again" of the edited volume "India 2030", Prof. Amrita Narlikar was invited along with other authors to discuss India's future. This event was held by the ORF and Nehru Centre. Video of the event available.

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