The Global Futures Podcast

What sort of future are we heading for? 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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Who is Emmanuel Macron?

Sophie Pedder, the Economist’s Paris Bureau chief, delves into the Macron presidency and contemporary France-EU politics in the latest episode of the Global Futures Podcast.

Study

Automation and the Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper presents the factors that are driving or inhibiting the automation revolution and applies them to sub-Saharan Africa. It concludes that tough times may be coming for some, but the overall impact of automation in the region will be limited. 

Interview

Krisenprävention: „Es gibt zu wenig Druck auf die Bundesregierung, ihre eigenen Ziele umzusetzen“

Sarah Brockmeier über Konfliktprävention, Friedensförderung und die Notwendigkeit für politischen Druck.

Working paper

Legal Pluralism and Militia Regulation in Afghanistan

A lack of political will, poor application of legal controls and the practical difficulties of managing powerful armed actors have hampered efforts to address abuse allegations with accountability mechanisms.

Commentary

Assessing Academic Freedom Infringements and Their Severity

The most powerful way of filling the data gap on academic freedom violations would be to develop a new index that assesses infringements worldwide. 

Commentary

How Should Europe Handle Relations With China?

The recently published EU-China, a Strategic Outlook” signals a big shift in the European Union’s approach to China. But this strong stance will only be taken seriously if the EU is unified in its purpose.