Commentary 30 December 2021

Seven Lessons From the German 5G Debate

That German parliamentarians asserted themselves against pro-Huawei lobbyists and decision-makers in the executive branch is the most uplifting part of the German 5G saga. Now parliament should also work to ensure that Germany learns the other key lessons from its debate on who should be allowed to provide technology for critical infrastructure.

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Verteidiger von Zwangsarbeit? Wie deutsche CEOs in der Chinapolitik kommunikative Eigentore schießen

Siemens defends slave labor (again)” was on the cover of last week’s Spectator”. This headline is an object lesson in what is wrong with some German CEOs’ position on China. What happened?

Project report

UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation: Final Report

How does UNHCR cooperate with its development partners? And how does their partnership affect refugees? This report offers findings from a three-year evaluation with the International Security and Development Center.


Die 9-Milliarden-Euro-Frage

Deutschland ist der weltweit größte Investor in zivile Friedensförderung und Krisenprävention. Die Ausgaben steigen weiter. Doch wieviel davon kann tatsächlich präventiv wirken? Die Datenanalyse für die deutschen Präventionsakteure.

Policy brief

A Pathway Toward More Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission

The number of available places for resettling refugees has taken an unprecedented hit. However, there are realistic scenarios for building momentum to counter that trend and revive resettlement and humanitarian admission within the next three years. 


Reaching Across Cultural and Political Divides: Why Dialogues Matter and How They Can Succeed

Global Governance Futures (GGF) – a multilateral dialogue program we ran with the Robert Bosch Stiftung for 10 years – rested on a key principle: to fix global problems, we must work across divides. What have we learned in a decade of GGF?


“World Out of Joint”: Citizen Dialogue on Foreign and Security Policy

Foreign policymakers are increasingly using citizen dialogues as an instrument for addressing an erosion of trust in politics. For such formats to be effective, participants need clarity about their goals and opportunities to debate – and decide on – real-world trade-offs and dilemmas.