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New Powers for global change

The “New Powers for global change?” project explores the self-perceptions, roles, motivations and strategies of the so-called “new powers” in the international order.

Over the past year, stakeholders from Brazil, China, India, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey, engaged in national and regional dialogues over the foreign policies of these new powers and the impact of their rise on the multilateral systems for global governance.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung deems it crucial to strengthen effective global governance mechanisms to address global problems. In this respect, it will be key to engage the new powers to find a common basis for cooperation. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung believes that through dialogue, it will be possible to identify converging interests and potential conflicts, define areas of cooperation and to devise new mechanisms for coordination.

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Regional Renaissance - Security in a globalized World

Recent developments in the regions of the South led to a perception of a “renaissance of regional cooperation”. While in the past many ambitious regional projects were doomed to remain patchwork, a number of promising regional approaches to security policy have developed in the course of the past decade. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in the framework of its project “Regional Renaissance – Security in a Globalized World,” has looked into perceptions of security and security risks in the regions of the South.
Special focus has been given to the role played by regional organizations and security arrangements. With the aim of strengthening regional security dialogues, the Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung has, together with numerous partners, conducted a number of conferences in the regions themselves – in Brazil, China, Mozambique, Egypt, India, Jamaica, and Uzbekistan. Conferences held in Berlin, Brussels, and New York have served as a platform for an exchange of the experiences made with the various approaches towards regional security cooperation. These conferences also helped to feed this information back into the debates underway in the North.

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