Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Trautner, Bernhard / Tina Zintl (2018)
The Current Column, 31 January 2018
Barely has so-called Islamic State (IS) been militarily defeated in Iraq and, for the most part, in Syria, and Turkey is once again escalating the old conflict over the Kurdish people in its immediate border region. It is doubtful whether this offensive is actually promoting Turkish interests in the long term.
Weizsäcker, Franz von (2018)
The Current Column, 22 January 2018
Freelancers and platforms are replacing employees and companies – this trend offers many opportunities, though platform companies in particular, but also policy-makers, must take responsibility for ensuring fair working conditions.
Kloke-Lesch, Adolf (2017)
The Current Column, 22 December 2017
In this year’s last The Current Column, the German Chancellor from the year 2030 gives her New Year’s address. In her fictional speech, she tells of grave crisis and the resulting challenges of the years past, as well as how despite everything the Agenda 2030 became a success.
Berger, Axel (2017)
The Current Column, 11 December 2017
This week sees the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for its eleventh Ministerial Conference. However, bubbling under the surface is a conflict that threatens to split the WTO and with it the multilateral trading system.