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 New Foreign Policy for Germany?

Experts Assess the German Coalition Deal of 2021

Leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens, and Liberals unveiled a coalition pact on Wednesday. Getting three political parties to agree on anything is tough. It runs to more than 170 pages of which a 27-page chapter is devoted to “Germany’s responsibility for Europe and the world.”  DGAP experts give their initial reactions to key aspects relating to foreign and security policy, tech, climate, China, and more. 


Past events