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Queer people

Defending the progress made

Much has been achieved for queer people in Germany in recent decades. At the same time, they are still a target for physical and psychological abuse.


Extremist temptation

Radical groups are instrumentalising the Gaza war for their own purposes and recruiting young people via social media.

Race and identity

The difficulty of quantifying diversity in the US

Government attempts to quantify the diversity of United States residents have always fallen short. Outdated understandings of race are part of the problem.

Historical responsibility

Misguided fight against antisemitism

For good reason, it is considered antisemitism to assess Israel in a more critical light than other states. However, philosemitism – a prejudiced endorsement of anything Jewish – is not helpful in fighting antisemitism.

Global development

Facilitating constructive cooperation in a multipolar world

If the international community splinters into multiple orders, we will lose the race against climate change, social polarisation and biodiversity loss.

Development policy

Germany’s development policy serves all people

German international-development efforts benefit not only partner countries, but people living in Germany as well

Climate lawsuits

Legal battles for climate justice

Litigation is gaining importance as a tool for climate action. Activists and communities around the world have successfully sued states on environmental issues.

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International cooperation

Global climate finance: an update after COP28

Several countries announced contributions to different climate funds at the climate summit in Dubai last year. However, their commitments are not nearly enough to cover the costs of adaptation, loss and damage.

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Corporate social responsibility

Why the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) matters very much

Sustainable development would be hampered internationally should European legislation regarding supply-chain management fail, and Germany’s reputation would suffer too.

Indigenous identity

Indigenous people make themselves heard through art

In an exhibition at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Indigenous Australians show their cultural diversity, history and identity

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