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 Dialogues program.

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Germany Is Not Quite Ready for Prime Time on the UN Security Council

Germany has high expectations for its upcoming term in the UN Security Council. But is it ready to face the difficult decisions that are inevitable?


Ovation Diplomacy: The Shortsightedness of President Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump’s foreign policy has one aim: to ensure his reelection. The strategy’s ultimate danger is that it fails to consider long-term consequences.


Sturmlauf gegen das BMW-“Sklavengesetz”

Es ist höchste Zeit, dass internationale Konzerne wie BMW, Audi oder Daimler ihre Nibelungentreue zum ungarischen Premier überdenken.


What Merkel’s Successor Will Mean for German Politics

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has replaced Angela Merkel as the leader of Germany's most successful political party. She has a tough road ahead.


Will China Dare Challenge the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

It is only a matter of time before China tries to replace human rights with an alternative normative idea.


Germany Is Soft on Chinese Spying

Huawei has deep ties to the Chinese government. That Berlin might let it build Germany’s next generation of communications infrastructure anyway is dangerously misguided.