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

China Merkel Studenten
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Das chinesische Streben nach Einfluss: verdeckt und vor aller Augen

Die Kom­mu­nis­ti­sche Partei Chinas betrach­tet die Studien junger Chi­ne­sen an aus­län­di­schen Uni­ver­si­tä­ten als patrio­ti­sche Mission. Das Motto: Sei loyal, trans­fe­riere Tech­no­lo­gie, assi­mi­liere dich nicht. Die „Ein­heits­front“, ein Dach­ver­band von Kul­tur­or­ga­ni­sa­tio­nen, soll die Stu­den­ten von der euro­päi­schen Außen­welt abschir­men. Noch haben west­li­che, libe­rale Gesell­schaf­ten keinen Weg gefun­den, wie sie mit der opaken Ein­fluss­nahme Pekings umgehen sollen.


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