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26.02.2018

South Africa's dilemma in the Belt and Road Initiative: Losing Africa for China?

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) delivers a final blow to South Africa’s foreign policy claim to be the gateway to the African continent. As...


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21.02.2018

India is wary of the Chinese engagement with its neighbours

India's wariness towards China's Belt and Road Initiative comes with implications for New Delhi’s engagement with its neighbours. Sushant Singh, a...


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15.02.2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative opens to Latin America

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is stretching out to affect regions not geographically linked to the actual project.


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29.11.2017

Drop into the future: Migration 2030

How can migration between Africa and Europe change between now and 2030? Here are four scenarios to improve our understanding today.


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29.11.2017

High time for a common African policy on China

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices...


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28.11.2017

China as a role model?

On how pragmatism is replacing values in the African-European relations and the expectations of the 2017 EU-AU Summit


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24.11.2017

Transparent governance starts with access to information

The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites...


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28.10.2017

FES-sponsored think tank rises above Venezuelan deadlock to provide economic crisis solutions

Caracas (Venezuela) – "The Observatorio Económico could even go on to provide a less contentious platform for wider democratic reform" writes Michael...


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20.10.2017

Don't leave it to the gangs! The state of Uruguay sells cannabis

Montevideo (Uruguay) – The country faces obstacles on its ambitious path to create a state-run cannabis market.


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16.10.2017

Beijing, Moscow, Washington – who has what to offer in Latin America?

Left-leaning political forces look for a counterbalance to US hegemony, while right-wing governments are driven by economic interests as much as by...


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24.07.2017

Foreign debt in the G-20: Waiting for Godot

Quito (Ecuador) – In the Hanseatic city shaken by turmoil during the recent G-20 meeting, the issue of foreign debt virtually disappeared from the official agenda


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19.07.2017

The Group of 77 and the fight against tax havens

"If there has ever been a moment in history with the greatest opportunity to achieve the creation of an intergovernmental tax organization, I would say it is precisely now."


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28.06.2017

“Don’t believe the hype”

To counter the adverse effects of digital structural change, we need an inclusive digitalisation strategy


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23.06.2017

Agriculture is humanity’s basis of life

Agronomist Sigrun Neuwerth explains the development of new agricultural policies in Germany, Europe and Latin America and digitalisation


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30.05.2017

Renewable energies – potential for rural areas in Cameroon?

Jean Pierre Tsiaze Fozang, a mayor from Cameroon’s western region, speaks about the increasing inequality between urban and rural areas with regard to their access to electricity


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30.05.2017

Strong Message from Bonn: Climate Action must not stop!

It seems like the slogan "Now more than ever!" is the new guiding principle for more global climate action, writes Manuela Matthess from FES Berlin in the wake of the Bonn Climate Change Conference


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26.04.2017

Women Labour Empowerment through Trade Unions in Kenya

Our guest contribution for this month with insights on the role of women in Kenya’s trade unionism and the need for a more structural female labour empowerment


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25.04.2017

We do what we can, in the most meaningful way

Do Quynh Chi, author of a recently released country study on trade regimes and labour standards in Vietnam shares personal insights on what motivated her to engage


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10.04.2017

We can shape the transformations coming our way

From being on the dole to chairperson of Hamburg's German Trade Union Confederation – up close and personal with Katja Karger


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27.03.2017

Care work needs more appreciation!

"The organization of care work tells you a lot about the state of human dignity in a society."


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Reading Picks

02.10.2016

Refugees: why they flee, what routes they take, and why so many are coming to Germany

Professor Oltmer introduces historical and other complexities of migration to answer why Germany has so often been the destination of flight in the...


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