Nadine Godehardt

Nadine Godehardt is the Deputy Head of the Research Division Asia at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin. She frequently travels to Asia and has worked extensively on China’s foreign policy and global connectivity politics.

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

May 07, 2020

Border closures, lockdowns, competition for medical equipment, export bans — at the beginning of the health crisis, states in Europe and around the world were primarily concerned with implementing national measures and interests to contain COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This discernible lack of solidarity and commitment...

Alternatives to Global Conflict Between the US and China

Apr 20, 2020

We are witnessing a period of great change in world politics. The old power structures still dominate daily politics but are no longer unchallenged. New ideas for a post-liberal order appear on the horizon. The world order has indubitably entered an “interregnum” where, as Antonio Gramsci wrote, the masses “no...

Military Strategy Sheds Light on the Superpower China Wants To Be

Jun 04, 2015

China’s recent white paper on military strategy gives important clues about the type of superpower Beijing aspires to be. China has published its first white paper on national military strategy. Numerous Western observers see in the paper a new Chinese aggressiveness, especially in connection with tensions in the South China...