Germany Should Say No To Armed Drones

Germany can more likely achieve its foreign policy goals if it abstains from purchasing armed drones for the German Armed Forces, says GPPi’s Mirko Hohmann.

Image: Wikimedia/Sergeant Ross Tilly (RAF)/MoD

Protecting Civilians: Why the "What Works" Paradigm Doesn't Provide Easy Answers

In the absence of conclusive evidence, governments seeking to protect civilians beyond their jurisdictions need to draw on "ethics of risk" to guide their actions.

Image: © CICR/KOKIC, Marko

GDPPC Awards Five Participants $10,000 Scholarships

The project – an annual educational initiative and competition called the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge – brought together 42 undergraduate students from 21 countries to discuss international drug policy.

Berlin Must Practice What it Preaches

Only if Germany puts the global surveillance activities of its own intelligence services on a tighter leash, can it remain a credible advocate for digital rights, argues Thorsten Benner.

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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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