Commentary 19 June 2024

Berliner Elitehochschule ESMT: Orbáns williger Partner

Das Mathias-Corvinus-Collegium, ein Prestigeprojekt des ungarischen Premiers, treibt die internationale Vernetzung der neuen Rechten mit voran. Eine Berliner BWL-Elitehochschule und ihre Unterstützer in der deutschen Wirtschaft legitimieren dies durch eine offizielle Partnerschaft.

ENSURED: Shaping Multilateralism for a World in Transition

The international order seems to be in crisis. How can the EU defend and transform global governance to make it more robust, effective and democratic?

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Mitigating Disinformation in Europe

What is the state of disinformation – and efforts to counter it – on the continent? How are civil society and private actors faring in their part of the fight against disinformation? And how can policymakers better support them?


Gaming the Political Economy of Conflict

Economic factors can prove decisive in conflict contexts. Policymakers are increasingly looking to influence political economy dynamics in their stabilization efforts. This practical guide shows how simulation games can help them make better decisions.


Is the FDP Driving Germany to Foreign Policy Suicide?

Finance Minister Christian Lindner wants to make sweeping cuts to Germany’s foreign affairs and development budgets. But this would have a hugely detrimental effect on Germany’s influence in the world.

Whose Bright Idea Was That?

How do think tankers know if they are making a difference? The short answer: most don’t. We propose a framework that can help think tanks better assess and perhaps even improve their work.

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Evaluation of the ICRC’s Community Contact Centres

The way the ICRC is currently managing feedback is clearly helping strengthen accountability to affected people – at a limited cost and with manageable risks. But there are also design flaws and organizational challenges holding these centers back from maximum effectiveness.


Introducing Anticipatory Action: A Feasibility Study for Malteser International

Anticipatory Action means shifting from reactive to proactive approaches, crisis management to risk reduction, and dependency to empowerment – aligning with MI’s vision, priorities, experiences, and future direction.


Chinesische Spionage: Die AfD ist nicht das Hauptproblem

Die China-Verstrickungen des AfD-Spitzenkandidaten für die Europawahl müssen aufgeklärt werden. Aber die chinesische Einflussnahme ist mehr als ein AfD-Problem. Peking ist viel zu klug, um sich bei der Ziel- und Mittelauswahl auf die AfD zu beschränken.


India at the Polls: A Primer on the World’s Largest Election

In 2024, more than four billion people worldwide are eligible to vote in an election. A quarter of them are in India alone. Here is what you need to know about this massive exercise in democracy.


Time to Get Serious with “De-Risking”

Berlin and Brussels need to play their part in denying Beijing access to technologies key to military modernization. Or else Washington will insist on restricting trade across the board.


Problems Not Solved: The EU Asylum Law Reform Is a Bad Compromise

The German government has celebrated the European asylum law reform as a success. But it does nothing to address the most important structural and political problems of the underlying system.