Report 26 March 2020

Free Universities: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action

A new index compares the state of academic freedom worldwide. Here is how policymakers, universities and others can put it to use.

The Global Futures Podcast

We discuss foreign policy, economics, war, peace, and how the world is changing with experts from across the globe as part of the Global Governance Futures — Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogue Program. 

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Europe and China: Cooperation Without Blinkers

The coronavirus pandemic and climate crisis show that Europe and Germany are dependent on cooperation with China on global challenges. But that’s no reason to shy away from forcefully defending their interests vis-à-vis Beijing’s authoritarian state capitalism.


Russland-Sanktionen: Einmischen, nicht ausweichen

Nicht brutal, sondern entschieden: Die Bundesregierung sollte Ansätze für eine deutsch-französische Russlandpolitik auf die Tagesordnung setzen.


China’s Response to COVID-19

Three months after the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus, companies across China are re-opening their doors for business. GPPi’s Joel Sandhu sat down with Tsinghua University’s Kun Tang to discuss how the Chinese government has been handling the pandemic — and what may be yet to come.


The Coronavirus Pandemonium

COVID-19 is now a global pandemic – but what sets it apart from other outbreaks? And is the US doing enough to thwart it? We talk politics and public health with Mara Pillinger in this Global Governance Futures podcast.


Germany Can Protect Refugees and the European Asylum System. Here’s How.

Germany must take in the most vulnerable asylum seekers from northern Syria, Turkey and Greece for now – otherwise, it not only puts their lives at stake but also jeopardizes the future of European asylum law.


Can Media Literacy Save Us?

How should we navigate the media landscape in a world where information is available at the touch of a button?