International Order & Democracy

The global order is constantly changing. These changes are driven by developments in the tech sector, as well as shifts in economic, political, military, and demographic power. The US is calling established systems into question. Non-western – and in some cases authoritarian – states are increasingly influencing regional and international structures.

International order and democracy is one of DGAP’s core themes. Through it, DGAP helps answer questions about how Germany and Europe can shape regional and international aspects of the evolving global order in the policy realm. We explore options in the areas of sustainability and climate, digitalization and technology, finance, and the regulation of outer space, as well as which policies will be most effective in strengthening democracy and human rights on a regional and international level.


Recent publications

A Paradigm Shift: EU-Russia Relations After the War in Ukraine

The EU must build a new set of ambitious policies that treats Russia as a major threat to peace and stability in Europe, while continuing to engage with its people. A longer-term Russia strategy begins with a “Ukraine First” policy.

Dr. Stefan Meister
External Publications

Neun Monate Ukraine-Krieg

Langsam aber sicher wendet sich das Blatt
Dr. Christian Mölling
Dr. András Rácz
Online Kommentar

Was bringen die Sanktionen gegen Russland?

Als Reaktion auf den russischen Überfall auf die Ukraine haben Europäische Union und Bundesregierung Sanktionen gegen Russland in beispiellosem Ausmaß verhängt. Ein Pro & Contra von DGAP-Direktor Guntram Wolff und Heribert Dieter von der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.

Pro & Contra
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