The India-China Border Conflict: Local and Regional Implications
Evenemang Tensions between India and China have increased in past years, leading to clashes between the two Asian giants at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Himalayas. Which factors have been driving recent escalations surrounding the LAC, and what steps have been taken to deescalate?
The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape in the MENA region
The gradual retreat of the U.S. from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has allowed Russia, China and regional actors to assert themselves more. In which ways do the changing dynamics correspond to historical trajectories of the MENA region, and what does this shift imply for the prospects of regional stability, democratic governance and human rights?
Germany's Policies Towards Russia and Eastern Europe: Continuity or Change?
Evenemang What are the historical grounds for Germany’s Ostpolik? What domestic and international factors matter? How is Berlin responding to Moscow’s recent escalation? What are the drivers and constraints and who are the exponents and opponents of a (further) policy shift?
Agents of Globalization? The Roles and Experiences of Foreign Employees in Japanese Organizations
Evenemang How do Japanese companies seek to integrate foreign employees into their organizations, and how do foreign employees strive to become local “insiders” while still leveraging their unique experiences and knowledge?
Iraqis Striving for Change
In October 2021, two years after the latest outburst of youth-driven protests started in Iraq, parliamentary elections were held with a remarkably low turnout. A new government is yet to be formed while Iraq’s core problems remain unresolved. In which direction is Iraq heading, and what can the international community do to support positive change?