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International Reports 2/2010

Southern Sudan – a New Country on the World Map? | More Shadow than Light | The Facade and Erosion of Democracy in Namibia | Postponed Seven Times and Still no Solution in Sight | ”An Odd Man in” – Australia’s Role in International Politics | Aló Presidente – Press and Politics in Latin America

International Reports 1/2010

The Lisbon Treaty - A Basis for the European Union in the 21st Century | The Spanish Presidency of the EU in 2010 - What Can We Expect from the First EU Presidency Under the Terms of the Lisbon Treaty? | Honduras Seeks a New Social Contract | Continuity or Change? Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Uruguay in 2009 | Setback for Democracy in Niger - ”Civilian Coup” Gives President Tandja Absolute Power | Romania in a Presidential Election Year - President Băsescu Pulls Off a Narrow Victory, but on All Fronts | 100 Days of Borisovs´s Cabinet - Transparent Political Style and Pronounced Turn to the West

International Reports 12/2009

Change Has Come ... Has It? President Barack Obamas’s First Year | Early Effort – Early Exit? The Obama Administration’s Policy in the Middle East Conflict So Far | Squandered Hope? The Palestinian Perspective on the Middle East Policy of Barack Obama | What Is a ”Win” in Afghanistan? | Out of Sight – Out of Mind? Is the Bush EraHistory Already? | Election in Mozambique – Chronicle of a Victory Declared

International Reports 11/2009

What Has Become of the Fight Against Poverty and of Participation in Germany’s Development Cooperation? | Media in Croatia:Between a National Past and European Future | Shared Interests or Competing Actions: What Drives Energy Security Cooperation Between Asia and Europe? | 2009 – The Super Election Year in Indonesia | ”Africa, Arise!” Second Africa Synod in the Vatican. Propositions for the Continent and Its Partners

International Reports 10/2009

Three and a Half Years of Government by Evo Morales. The campaign Atmosphere in Bolivia: People are Disillusionedwith the Government, Disappointed with the Opposition | Back to Europe? – Czechia and its European Integration After 1989 | The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) – A New Approach in Donor Aid | Presidential Elections in Afghanistan: A Curse or a Blessing for Democratization? | Objectifying the Discussion About the Sharia

International Reports 9/2009

From the American to the Asian-Pacific Century? | The Geopolitical Shift of Power from the Transatlantic Region to Asia | Will America and China Shape a ’Pacific Century’? | Africa and the ’Post-American Century’ | The Lost of Centres and Peripheries. How ’the Others’ see ’the West’

International Reports 7/2009

The New Social Encyclical, ”Caritas in Veritate”, and Value Orientation in Development Policy | Trailing behind? Japan's Development Policy under International Scrutiny | Russia’s National Security Strategy until 2020 | The media in Macedonia | Mexico has Voted: A clear Victory for the PRI - A Disaster for the PAN | Uribe forever or ’Soul Persuasion’? Colombia in the Year Before the Election | A Boost for the Cedar Revolution – Lebanon Votes for Stability

International Reports 5/2009

Iran´s Tenth Presidential Elections | Russia´s Iran Policy Against the Background of Tehran´s Nuclear Programme | Ecuador´s ´Civic Revolution´ Before Its Stress Test | Panama Has Voted: After Torrijos Comes Martinelli | Parliamentary Elections in India - Voters Favour Clarity in Politics and a Secular State | Report on the Presidential Elections in Mongolia on May 24, 2009 | The Importance of Improving African Competitiveness | The Lake Kivu Consensus - An Agenda for a Competitive Africa

International Reports 4/2009

South Africa After the Elections | South Africa‘s Foreign Policy in the Post-Mbeki-Era | South Africa‘s Media – Between Free Reporting and Political Interference | Ten Years of Democratization – an Atmospheric Picture of Nigeria | Bolivia’s Constitutional Referendum of 2009 – an Analysis

International Reports 3/2009

The International Financial Crisis – ’Maybe we can’t?’ | Think Tanks in the USA | Pakistan in Front of the Chaos? Washington’s Foreign and Security Policy vis-à-vis Islamabad after the Presidential Elections in the USA | Cracks in the Anchor. Sub-Saharan Africa Needs a Strong South Africa | Guinea Bissau: President Assassinated, Constitution Remains in Force

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