Report 13 April 2021

Assad’s Long Reach: The Syrian Arab Air Force at War

Since 2012, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has served as the Assad régime’s primary means of inflicting violence on civilians in Syria. How did Syria’s air force develop and what impact has it had on the war? 

By Tobias Schneider, Emma Bapt, Karam Shoumali

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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Strategic Foresight: Shaping Germany’s Post-Pandemic Future

Germany’s change in leadership after the 2021 election will come at a critical juncture in the country’s future. How could government foresight help create the long-term vision needed to meet Berlin’s challenges?


Sharing the Keys to the Localization House

The humanitarian sector relies on international organizations to make localization work. That needs to change – with a Localization Index. 


Beyond “Women and Children”: Children’s Agency in Armed Conflict

Children are key to long-term stability – but they’re often left out of peacebuilding processes. It is time to stop treating children as passive victims and start recognizing them as full-fledged agents of conflict and peace.


Free Universities: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action

The second iteration of the Academic Freedom Index compares the state of academic freedom worldwide. Here is how policymakers, universities and others can put it to use.


Lehren aus der 5G-Saga

Trotz jahrelangem Hin und Her hat Deutschland immer noch keinen verlässlichen gesetzlichen Rahmen für den Ausbau des 5G-Netzes verabschiedet. Was können wir von der deutschen 5G-Saga lernen?


Multilateralism Needs Democracy

Germany should put collaboration among democracies at the heart of the Alliance for Multilateralism. But doing so will require a commitment to credibility, solidarity and working with partners outside the old West’.