Geoeconomics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geoeconomic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.


Recent publications

The Impact and Limits of Sanctions on Russia’s Telecoms Industry

The West responded to Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine with unprecedented sanctions targeting its entire tech industry. While the sanctions on the telecoms sector have not had the intended destructive effect on Russia’s war machine, they have created significant negative side effects for its populace. Russian propaganda is using them to reinforce its narrative that “the West is fighting Russian citizens, and Vladimir Putin is protecting them.” 

Maria Kolomychenko

Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

The Potential and Limits of a Climate Club and other Plurilateral Initiatives
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner
External Publications




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