Open Think Tank
3 Apr 2015
Microcredit (or Microfinance) has proved its value in many countries as one of the major means of alleviating poverty. It has the potential to change people’s lives for the better as useful innovation and creativity are ubiquitous everywhere. Weiterlesen..
1 Apr 2015
The rise and fall of Pegida, the deaths of refugees on the Mediterranean Sea and the associated debates about European immigration and refugee policies – immigration and refugee issues such as these are elementary topics of our time. Weiterlesen..
18 Mar 2015
The recent surrender and transfer of a senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Commander, the Ugandan Brigadier Dominic Ongwen, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) raises dilemmas for the states and justice institutions involved as well as for the conflict-affected communities. Weiterlesen..
2 Mar 2015
7 Feb 2015
Germany argues to pursue a ethically driven international policy when dealing with the export of arma. Its behaviour nevertheless contradicts its rhetoric as Berlin does indeed export weaponry to states that do violate international norms and principles. This fact is proven by its own Military Equipment Export Reports. Weiterlesen..
20 Mar 2015
15 Mar 2015
On Saturday, IFAIR started the discussions regarding cooperations between the EU and ASEAN in four selected policy fields of interregional cooperation: development, the international financial architecture, trade and climate change.
In the following weeks, the 10 ASEAN and 10 European participants of each workshop group, that come from 13 different countries, will discuss their topic. The workshops are guided by our IFAIR moderators and expert advisors to help the participants elaborate insights and ideas that will be published in a paper and presented at our EU-ASEAN conference in Brussels taking place in June.
We hope that the following discussions will be just as interesting and productive as the kick-off meeting on Saturday and look forward to the results!
10 Feb 2015