Foreign & Security Policy

Foreign & Security Policy

The world in the 21st century seems more complex than ever before. The current international system is defined by the multiplication of political actors, a diffusion of power and an increasingly multipolar world. Mirroring the transfer of power to the sub- and supranational level, threats to global peace and security have become increasingly transnational in nature. They include the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, asymmetrical conflicts, and results of climate change in form of resource scarcity and forced migration.

Trudeau’s Foreign Policy: Progressive Rhetoric, Conventional Policies

Analysis

On October 21, Canada will head to the polls. Four years ago, Liberal Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister on the back of a cultivated progressive persona and commitments to match. Seen from Europe, Canada under Trudeau became a key partner in a global context characterised by a turn away from the rules-based international order. With Canada’s political future in the balance, Dominik Tolksdorf and Xandie Kuenning ask whether Trudeau’s record in government stands up to scrutiny and look to where Canada might be heading in the years to come.

By Dominik Tolksdorf , Xandie Kuenning

A Merkel-Trump clash at NATO seems inevitable - what will Germany do?

NATO
Germany has faced increased criticism from President Trump on the issue of NATO spending, arguing that it is "free riding" off American security in Europe. How will Chancellor Merkel respond to these allegations at the 2018 NATO Summit? Program Director Dominik Tolksdorf writes for The Hill. By Dominik Tolksdorf

The European Election in Germany

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This E-Paper analyses the results of the European Election in Germany and the specific impacts on national politics and the competition between the parties in Germany.

Identity and Exile: The Iranian Diaspora Between Solidarity and Difference

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Over five million Iranians are in exile – about 120,000 of which live in Germany. They are influencing political and cultural debates in Iran on a daily basis. The aim of this publication is to promote a process of reflection within the diaspora and provide an input concerning the role and potential of the diaspora community in the US and Germany as well.

Staff

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