Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government

Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies

20/07/2017 | by Dr. Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Dr. Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld | Germany, International Policy/Relations

A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).


  • Europe and Iran

    The Nuclear Deal and Beyond

    von Cornelius Adebahr | Iran, Security
    Europe and Iran The Nuclear Deal and Beyond, by Cornelius Adebahr, 2017 Routledge, 196 pages

    The EU’s approach to Iran has emerged as one of the few successes of European foreign policy. Still, its role in international negotiations from 2003, as much as its broader approach to Iran, are generally poorly appreciated by policy-makers in Europe, the United States, and around the world.

  • Assessing the 2017 Munich Security Conference

    The liberal order is under unprecedented pressure

    von Daniela Schwarzer, Sylke Tempel | Security

    Assessing the 2017 Munich Security Conference

    The stakes were high, expectations even higher at this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC): The liberal order, created by the United States after World War II, is under pressure, not least – ironically enough – from the new US administration. The social, political, and economic consequences of technological innovation are enormous. And there is, at least in Western liberal democracies, a growing sense of uncertainty. Did the 53rd MSC provide some orientation?

  • Trump, the EU, and Iran Policy

    Multiple Pathways Ahead

    von Cornelius Adebahr | Iran, Security
    Carnegie Europe, January 31, 2017, 12 pp (In English)

    The Trump administration’s unclear and conflicting views on Iran could jeopardize the nuclear deal and threaten critical relations with European allies.


Promotion of Think Tank Work on Security Sector Reform and Socioeconomic Challenges in Tunisia
MENA program reports on the second of its Tunis workshops, September 6–9, 2017
06/09/2017 - 09/09/2017 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Tunis | Tunisia
What factors are impeding Tunisia’s socioeconomic development and how can decision-makers tackle them effectively? What measures are needed to reform the Tunisian security sector and what are the key objectives of the reforms? How can greater cooperation between civil society and the state help to counter extremist narratives and improve current de-radicalization strategies? How can the international community support Tunisia’s transformation process? How can think tanks and similar institutions make their voices heard and promote their policy recommendations more effectively to decision-makers? These were some of the questions tackled in the workshop.
Category: Tunisia, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Human Rights in Iran
Subordinated to a Successful Realpolitik
20/02/2017 | 18:00 - 20:00 | DGAP | Iran, Human Rights
Human Rights in Iran
The conclusion of the Iran nuclear treaty in July 2015 and its entry into force the following January had a significant impact on both German and European politics vis-à-vis Iran and with regard to media coverage of the Islamic Republic. Human rights issues have shifted out of focus in favor of economic interests. What is the reality of the human rights situation in Iran, and what effect does the conclusion of the treaty have on the country? What does it mean for German and European foreign policy toward Iran? These were some of the questions of an expert panel discussion organized by the DGAP’s Middle East and North Africa program in cooperation with the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA).
Category: Human Rights, Iran
The Middle East: World Crisis?
A conference co-organized by the DGAP and the New York Review of Books Foundation
04/06/2016 - 05/06/2016 | 09:00 - 16:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
The Middle East: World Crisis?
An intensive two-day conference at the DGAP in Berlin sought to contribute toward an understanding of the region’s multiple crises, with panels on: Iran; the rise of ISIS; Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia; Immigration, Asylum, and Human Rights in Europe; the Israel-Palestine Conflict; and "Outside Powers."
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
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