Open Think Tank
15 Dec 2014
Responsibility: To Whom, For What and For Whom? German Foreign Policy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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15 Dec 2014
A Summit Meeting in the Name of Good Health – International Experts Attend the World Health Summit in Berlin
Better health care for everyone in the world is one of the greatest challenges faced by the international community. Around 1,000 experts from over 80 countries came to the sixth World Health Summit at the Foreign Office in Berlin in mid October. They discusses epidemics, climate change, medical progresses, healthy living in big cities, and “Big Data“. Weiterlesen..
26 Nov 2014
Oil has reached a 4-year low, with the barrel of Brent now under 80 USD for the first time since 2011. The fall has been very sharp, considering the Brent was above 115 USD per barrel as late as June 2014. Analysts have been puzzled as market dynamics do not fully explain this downward trend. Observers have been quick to point out that US shale oil has been flooding the market, while global demand has softened. However neither of these trends can fully explain the sharp drop in oil prices. Weiterlesen..
15 Oct 2014
This article scrutinizes both, the Chinese foreign policy paradigm of ‘peaceful rise’ and western accusations of bellicosity in the context of the South China Sea disputes. It suggests that Chinese actions are ambiguous, which, however, need to be analysed in the context of the historic significance of the region.
11 Oct 2014
Since 1960, Tanzania has managed to hold Presidential and National Assembly elections every five years – and it will do so again in October 2015. For the first time after independence, political power seems set to shift…
6 Dec 2014
IFAIR is pleased to announce the second edition of its Interregional EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue, taking place between 14 and 28 March 2015. The project will bring together young researchers from Europe and Southeast Asia in online workshops to discuss current issues under the theme ‘Building global partnerships – Which role for the EU and ASEAN?’. Weiterlesen..
17 Nov 2014
What role for partnerships with other regions in today’s transatlantic relations? Nelly Stratieva of the Impact Group EU-ASEAN Perspectives will bring IFAIR’s expertise on EU-ASEAN relations to the table at a conference organized jointly by the Protestant Academy Loccum and the Atlantic Initiative. Weiterlesen..