Commentary 04 February 2021

The NATO 2030 Approach to Youth Participation: Nice Try, But Not Enough

NATO’s most recent reorientation process, the NATO 2030 initiative, can only be successful if young people are meaningfully included. Creating kids’ tables’ is not enough. Real youth participation must entail real exchanges of arguments with people who are actually young – and giving them real influence on decision-making.

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Lehren aus der 5G-Saga

Trotz jahrelangem Hin und Her hat Deutschland immer noch keinen verlässlichen gesetzlichen Rahmen für den Ausbau des 5G-Netzes verabschiedet. Was können wir von der deutschen 5G-Saga lernen?


The Last Straw: How Chemical Weapons Impact Women and Break Communities

Chemical weapons are an integral part of the Syrian military campaign – a strategy that has disproportionately affected women. What are the gendered impacts of chemical weapons? And how do chemical attacks affect community resilience?


Multilateralism Needs Democracy

Germany should put collaboration among democracies at the heart of the Alliance for Multilateralism. But doing so will require a commitment to credibility, solidarity and working with partners outside the old West’.


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?


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.