In Niger and Mali, capacity building for border management and control has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of people on the move. To mitigate such negative effects, donors of capacity building programs should move protection concerns to the center of their efforts.
All those panicking about the current German limbo and a post-Merkel Germany should take a deep breath and think again. A Germany without Merkel is not necessarily all bad news for Europe.
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Germany is rediscovering the economic and strategic importance of the Indian Ocean – its primary gateway to the Asia-Pacific markets. However, to take advantage of these economic opportunities, Germany will have to grapple with changing dynamics in the Indian Ocean, particularly increasing geopolitical and geo-economic competition sparked by China’s entry in the region.