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

Don’t Panic!

How to Give Germany’s Crisis Management Strategic Footing

Crises cannot be predicted. But that is no excuse for being unprepared. By evaluating how previous crises were handled, governments can improve future crisis management and give it strategic footing. This paper presents reforms based on past experience, and it shows how they might fit into Germany’s planned National Security Strategy (NSS). As such, it rethinks the relationship between crisis response and strategy.

Tobias Bergner
Dr. Roderick Parkes
Policy Brief

Sanctions Against Russia

Five Lessons from the Case of Iran
Dr. Stefan Meister
Dr. David Jalilvand
Policy Brief


Past events

Memorial in Gefahr Visual
08:30 - 09:30 | 23 Nov 2021

Memorial in Gefahr

Der Druck auf die russische Zivilgesellschaft und die Folgen für die deutsch-russischen Beziehungen

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