Foreign Voices 2006-2010

All editions of the Foreign Voices can be downloaded as pdf-file.

Foreign Voices 2|2009
Self-determined development vs. externally controlled aid efficiency – what kind of development strategy leads to success? Yash Tandon in a controversy with Eckhard Deutscher
Yash Tandon und Eckhard Deutscher

Foreign Voices 1|2009
Women and Traditional Knowledge in Drylands
Luc Gnacadja

Foreign Voices 3|2008
In the aftermaths of the xenophobic violence in South Africa: How can South African cities respond?
Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti

Foreign Voices 2|2008
The UN/AU-Hybrid Mission in Darfur: Challenges of Implementation
Henri Boshoff

Foreign Voices 1|2008
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P): A way forward - or rather part of the problem?
Thelma Ekiyor

Foreign Voices 6|2007
Turning the resource curse into a blessing. How to further social and economic development in resource-rich countries
Ana Elizabeth Bastida

Foreign Voices 5|2007
Partnership or Neo-Colonialism? The Role of the South in Global Resource Governance
Joyce R. Aryee

Foreign Voices 4|2006
Energy & Geopolitics. A European and a Chinese Perspective
Jacques de Jong

Foreign Voices 3|2006
What Role for South Coalitions in Global Governance? A South African View
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Foreign Voices 2|2006
How to Conduct Security Sector Reform in Kosovo in Order to Increase Internal and Regional Security
Challenges and Opportunities
Lulzim Peci

Foreign Voices 1|2006
What role for "traditional-religious" authorities in fragile states? The example of Tajikistan
Abdullo Hakim Rahnamo


Strengthening Social Security in Africa


Numerous African countries have adopted measures to improve social protection in recent years. And a large number of relevant initiatives have been established at both regional and continental level. How successful are they and what are the challenges associated? What has to happen for initiatives to be effective on a broader scale? And what kind of support can the international community provide? We will discuss these questions with experts from politics, academia, business and civil society during this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Register now!

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Current challenges for democracies


In February 2018, the first Dresden Forum for International Politics took place. The new series is co-organised by the sef:, the Free State of Saxony, Engagement Global gGmbh and Foundation Frauenkirche Dresden. Around 80 experts from different world regions discussed current challenges for democracy. They focused on how to create and sustain peaceful societies in democracies. Read the conference report and further coverage online now!

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The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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