Podcast 18 December 2020

What Does Climate Change Mean for Water Security?

Around the world, climate change is disrupting weather patterns and contributing to extreme weather events. In this episode of the Global Futures podcast, we explore the impact of the climate crisis on water security — and whether we should brace for more conflicts induced by water scarcity. 

The Global Futures Podcast

We discuss foreign policy, economics, war, peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the globe as part of the Global Governance Futures — Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogue Program. 

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Researching Academic Freedom

How can researchers better understand academic freedom worldwide? This book offers research guidelines and in-depth case studies on the situation in Brazil, Ireland, Russia, and Egypt.


Managing the Risks of Stabilization: Germany’s New Assessment Tool

Preventing crises involves taking risks – but they must be managed. How well does Germany’s new assessment tool do the job? And what can we learn from the process?


Kindred Spirits: How a Post-Brexit Britain and the EU Can Work Together to Strengthen Multilateralism

The UK and the EU are about to open a new chapter in their relationship, one that offers both sides an opportunity to focus more on what they can do together to shape the global order. They should not let it go to waste.


Why Good China Policy Is About More Than Just Relations With Beijing

If it wants to persist in the​“competition of systems” with China’s authoritarian state capitalism, Europe needs to assert itself as a player in its own right – with its own strategy. A key element of that should be cooperation with like-minded partners.


EU and Hong Kong: The New Reality of Their Economic and Political Ties

What’s the relationship between Hong Kong and Europe? How have these ties changed? And what does it mean in light of the US-China power struggle? An interview with Joel Sandhu. 

By Joel Sandhu, Max J. Zenglein

Mercenaries in the Service of Authoritarian States

By using mercenaries and ostensibly private security services, China and Russia project power and protect their interests abroad without openly deploying their armed forces. However, in doing so, the two countries follow two very different paths.

By Julia Friedrich, Niklas Masuhr