DGAP Yearbook

The DGAP Research Institute’s yearbooks highlight relevant issues for German foreign policy: How can governments retain their ability to act despite the debt crisis? Is there a better way to stabilize and develop fragile states? How can energy supplies be secured in the future?

This definitive work of international relations is published every two years and offers over 50 individual contributions in German: systematic-comparative analyses with concrete recommendations for action. The authors include renowned experts as well as representatives of the federal chancellery, federal ministries, and the Bundestag.

With financial assistance from the German Foreign Office, the DGAP Yearbook has accomplished this goal for over 50 years: mutual political and public deliberations, in cooperation with the media and other multipliers.



  • Strengthening International Governance

    In the 2013 DGAP Yearbook, 80 experts describe ways for the state to regain its ability to take action

    von Josef Braml, Stefan Mair, Eberhard Sandschneider
    Diplomatisches Magazin 3, March 2013, p. 38-39

    Strengthening International Governance

    Not only have the financial and debt crises led to massive economic problems. They have also dramatically restricted the state’s ability to act. Up until now the response has been half-hearted, the efforts of nations to go it alone have been enormous, and the reach of WTO regulations has been minimal. Expectations are therefore high for politically and economically stable Germany. The latest DGAP Yearbook gives valuable insight into how Berlin should handle its new leadership role.

  • DGAP Yearbook, Volume 29

    Foreign Policy in the Economic and Financial Crisis (“Außenpolitik in der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise”)

    von Josef Braml, Stefan Mair, Eberhard Sandschneider | Economy and Finance
    Oldenbourg Publishers, Munich 2012, 487 pages (in German)

    DGAP Yearbook, Volume 29

    How have the convulsions in the economic and financial systems – which have meanwhile extended into a debt crisis – affected the domestic and foreign policy of states? What are the consequences for bilateral relations and for the work of international organizations? Eighty experts from academia, business, and the world of active policy give valuable insight in vol. 29 of the DGAP Yearbook: “Außenpolitik in der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise” (Foreign Policy in the Economic and Financial Crisis).

  • DGAP Yearbook, Volume 28

    Peacekeeping: Security and Development in Areas of Limited Statehood (“Einsatz für den Frieden”)

    von Josef Braml, Thomas Risse, Eberhard Sandschneider | Fragile States
    Oldenbourg Publishers, Munich 2010, 488 pages (in German)

    DGAP Yearbook, Volume 28

    In precarious states such as Afghanistan, Congo, and Sudan, one finds governance structures that are considerably different from Western forms of statehood. But they could be developed to establish public security, safeguard the basic needs of their populations, and even allow for the emergence of legitimate institutions. To this end, “state builders” should be aware of the limits of supranational organizations and assure domestic support for their long-term engagement.