Summer 2023 Issue: Europe and the Global South

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2023.
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Issue #3/2023 - July

The 12th issue of INTERNATIONALE POLITIK QUARTERLY focuses on resetting relations between Europe and the Global South.


Henning Hoff

Europe and the Global South

Whether it's about the EU's relations with developing countries or Germany's economic model, it's time to try something new.

What Europe Thinks ...

Cover Section

Shada Islam

The Global South Is a Geopolitical Reality

Caught in a Western, Eurocentric world view, the European Union has not yet woken up to the fact that it needs to fundamentally change its approach to developing countries.
Thorsten Benner

Looking for “Global Partnerships” in a Multipolar World

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have put the search for overlapping interests with Asian, African, and Latin American countries at the center of their foreign policy approaches. It’s a work in progress.
Joseph Chinyong Liow

A Growing Influence

China and, to a far lesser degree, Russia, have expanded their economic and military engagement with countries in Africa and Latin America.

Berlin Cable

Henning Hoff

What to Expect from Germany’s China Strategy

Long in the making and paused for a while, Berlin’s new approach to its biggest trading partner will be published soon. The actions taken by the Scholz government speak of a new direction already.


Carbon Critical

Noah J. Gordon

Climate Change Wants All the Smoke

Canadian wildfires recently turned the sky above New York City into a gloomy red. Particles in the air, however, have the beneficial side-effect of cooling planet earth down. Climate scientists are looking into them as an emergency measure.

Brussels Briefing

Indo-Pacific Watch

Helena Legarda

Rifts Are Laid Bare at Singapore Security Forum

Fears about a military escalation between China and the United States dominate the region. Europe’s attempts to garner more support for Ukraine have left Indo-Pacific countries unconvinced.

Deutschland 2030

Sander Tordoir
Shahin Vallée

Germany Needs a New Growth Model

Berlin should fundamentally reset its growth strategy instead of clinging to a model of industrial export corporatism that is flatlining.


The Wider View

John Kampfner

The Rightward Turn

Across the globe, the traditional center-right is moving in the direction of the New Right. The emerging ideology is National Conservatism.

Quarterly Concerns