Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits

In a new book, Katrin Kinzelbach calls on the European Union to rethink its approach to promoting human rights in China following 20 years of confidential but ineffective dialogue.

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The Rise of the Global South

In a new book, Oliver Stuenkel critically assesses what the IBSA grouping means for the global order in the 21st century.

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Making Sense of China and India's Low-Carbon Pathways

China and India recognize low-carbon development is crucial for global sustainability and domestic welfare, but have taken different policy pathways with their own shortcomings. Can they learn from each other?

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Stabilization: Doctrine, Organization and Practice

This new study examines how the UK, US, Netherlands and Canada approach acute, often chronic situations of violent emergency in fragile contexts. Based on this analysis, the authors provide policy options for Germany.

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Major Powers and the Contested Evolution of a "Responsibility to Protect"

In a new series of articles, a global team of researchers led by GPPi examines the debate over the “responsibility to protect” civilians from mass atrocities.

GPPi is an independent, nonprofit think tank based in Berlin.

Our research focuses on effective and accountable governance. Our consulting practice offers services for public and private institutions. We provide a platform for debate and foster strategic communities, bringing together the public sector, civil society and business. Our team is supported by an international advisory board.