Ricardo Soares de Oliveira accounts the fast-changing dynamics of Angola, an important African state that is a key exporter of oil and diamonds and a growing power on the continent. Based on three years of research and extensive first-hand knowledge of Angola, the new book documents the rise of a major economy after one of Africa’s longest and deadliest civil wars.
The Global Challenges Fellowship (GCF) is seeking scholars from rising non-Western global powers to come to Budapest and Berlin in 2015-2016 to explore complex research questions in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the most pressing global public policy challenges of the 21st century. The application deadline is March 30th.
Global fissures are undermining attempts by the UN, now 70, to broker diplomatic solutions to crises like those in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and South Sudan, argues Thorsten Benner. Still, since there are no competitors for the UN’s role in political and humanitarian crises, it is tantamount to bolster the crisis-management toolkit available to the world organization.
by Andrea Binder, Philipp Rotmann
Study commissioned by the Policy Planning Unit of the German Federal Foreign Office
by Mirko Hohmann, Isabel Skierka, Tim Maurer, Robert Morgus
GPPi & New America's Open Technology Institute