Foreign Voices 2011-2015

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

Foreign Voices 4|2015
Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals –
The Municipalities’ Roles and Responsibilities
Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Foreign Voices 3|2015
Public Diplomacy Coalitions with the Global South.
East Asia as the next global center of gravity
Carolina G. Hernandez

Foreign Voices 2|2015
Combating Ebola in West Africa.
WAHO urges to broaden regional cooperation instead of closing borders
Sani Ali

Foreign Voices 1|2015
Lessons learned from Ebola.
The need for an Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Olawale I. Maiyegun

Foreign Voices 5|2014
South Africa and Patchwork Governance.
System Stabiliser or Antagonist?
Mzukisi Qobo

Foreign Voices 4|2014
Good Resource Governance in Nigeria.
Which path to take?
Orji Ogbonnaya Orji

Foreign Voices 3|2014
Natural Resource Governance. Overhauling EU-Africa cooperation
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 2|2014
Extractive Governance in Africa. Policy lessons and shifting agenda
Ola Bello

Foreign Voices 1|2014
Putting Peace at the Core of the Post-2015 Agenda.
The g7+ strategy
Helder da Costa/Siafa Hage

Foreign Voices 4|2013
The Post-2015 Development Agenda. Addressing Structural Injustice
Rehman Sobhan

Foreign Voices 3|2013
Regional Energy Integration in West Africa. The journey so far
Hyacinth Elayo

Foreign Voices 2|2013
Consolidating Electoral Democracy in Africa. The Case of Kenya 2013
Felix Odhiambo Owuor

Foreign Voices 1|2013
The Path to Sustainable Energy For All: Biofuels Production and Food Security in Tanzania
Geoffrey Reuben John

Foreign Voices 5|2012 
Linking emergency aid with long-term development in Pakistan: From response to preparedness 
Atta Muhammad Murtaza Durrani

Foreign Voices 4|2012 
The Continental Free Trade Area in Africa – a step too far? 
Gerald Ajumbo

Foreign Voices 3|2012
An African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017: Is it the right way to go for Africa? 
Flora Musonda

Foreign Voices 2|2012
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – shaping a new paradigm for African integration?
Trudi Hartzenberg

Foreign Voices 1|2012
Transport that addresses all people´s needs 
Kayemba Patrick

Foreign Voices 3|2011
Achieving sustainable mobility: psychology and policies
Carlosfelipe Pardo

Foreign Voices 2|2011
Respect the role of communities! Recommendations for land policy and food security from a civil society perspective
Manyara Angeline Munzara

Foreign Voices 1|2011
Zambia´s food security at risk
Jesinta Kunda


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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