As things stand now, there are about ten weeks to go until the United Kingdom will crash out of the EU. There is not much doubt that this will be disruptive—for the EU member countries, especially for Ireland, and for the UK, particularly for Northern Ireland. The attempts to finally agree on a divorce settlement […]
Tommaso Durante, lecturer of the module Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges for the IRO master program published a contribution to the book The Palgrave Handbook of Global Approaches to Peace of Aigul Kulnazarova and Vesselin Popovski.
Another year is coming to an end. It was a colorful and worrying one, with few problems solved and few conflicts resolved. Technological innovation continued apace, generating ambivalent reactions in many societies. The powerful effects of the flow of capital, content and human migration did not shrink much, if at all. Bots and ‘alternative realities’ […]
Some time ago, aspirations were high for setting new standards for social, political and economic developments in the BRICS countries. The hope was that these developments would diverge from those of America and Germany, from an increase in authoritarian behaviors in China, and from the lack of cohesion observed in the EU. But now, as […]
On the five-year anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity (aka Euromaidan) in Ukraine, Dr Kateryna Zarembo, guest researcher at the Center of Global Politics (CGP), has published a contribution to the book Civil Society in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine.
Most observers suggest that these results, which were not really unexpected, will not have major effects on global politics and international relations. Today’s first question is: Do you agree with this? A related question is—how do we see the American-Western and American-Asian agendas for the coming two years, i.e. before the next presidential elections, and […]
Congratulations on receiving the master degree from Freie Universität Berlin to our graduates! After two years of intensive study of International Relations Online and East European Studies, they can now proudly hold their diploma in their hands.
On Tuesday, the 6th of November, the Center for Global Politics welcomed several Members of the Estonian Parliament. The guests were Mr Marko Mihkelson (Estonian Reform Party), Mart Nutt (Isamaa (conservative party)), Ms Barbi Pilvre (Social Democratic Party) and Mr Henn Põlluaas (Conservative People’s Party of Estonia).
In the last weeks, yet another series of ‘natural’ catastrophes struck in different parts of the world: there was Hurricane Florence, an earthquake and a tsunami in Indonesia, and now, flash floods on the island of Mallorca and in the South of France. Vast areas have been devastated, thousands of people were wounded, and many […]
The 8th and 9th of October the seminar “Populism and the Future of European Integration”, organized by the Center for the Study of Democracy at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, took place. Prof. Segbers got invited and talked on the 9th of October about “Eastern Europe and Euroscepticism”.
Yesterday, Prof. Segbers gave a talk for the Open Lithuania Foundation and Goethe-Institute Lithuania in Vilnius with the title “Today’s challenges and the crisis in the European Union: how serious is this?”.
Tensions in the EU have been simmering for some time. There were ongoing quarrels and contradictions during the Euro crisis, and then, as a consequence of unregulated immigration flows. In addition, the Italian government is planning to seriously run up their debts, violating all relevant stability rules. The EU reactions to Russian assertiveness in Crimea, […]
In its new online publication, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD presents its work from 2008 to 2018, funding high-quality international summer schools both in Germany and abroad. Amongst the ten exemplary programs portrayed are our own Global Politics Seasonal Schools (GPSS). The DAAD brochure is available in German here, and we have recapped some […]
Syria is back in the the headlines (not that it was absent in recent years) and the conflict has returned to the agendas of regional and global stakeholders. With the help of Putin and his regular and private military operations, Assad has regained chunks of the territories ceded in the prior six years. An attack […]
While it is difficult to predict the future, there are distinct developments that already reveal what the world will look like in the upcoming years. Among others, China and the European Union are important actors on the global stage who claim their right to have a say in finding solutions for the most pressing issues […]
This year’s school revolves all around the guiding theme “Migration in the Middle East and Europe: Challenges and Opportunities”. Once again, the Center for Global Politics invited renowned lecturers from Jordan and Germany to jointly discuss current hot topics, this year with a focus on Migration.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, Director of the Center for Global Politics, wrote an opinion piece for the leading German Newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published on the 31.07.2018. The article is about the role of a stable Germany for the EU and the indispensable role of the EU itself.
Almost two thirds of this year are gone. Where is the balance, so far, in global politics? It is summer time, so it is time for reflection. As last December—when we asked you for the last time for a prognosis, the liberal world order, established after 1945—is in disarray. An alternative is not in sight. […]