Institut für Staatspolitik

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Institut für Staatspolitik
founded in the year 2000
acronym IfS
City Steigra
Country Germany
Legal form charitable (gemeinnuetzig)
address 06268 Steigra, Rittergut Schnellroda
founder Götz Kubitschek, Karlheinz Weißmann
type of institution Think Tank
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Last revision 1.06.2017

The following coordinate was not recognized: 51.295954;11.601294.The following coordinate was not recognized: 51.295954;11.601294. This is a think tank of the 'New Right. It was closely connected to the new right weekly 'junge freiheit'. The think tank's core theme is 'staatspolitische Ordnung' or 'the State and how it is ordered'.

Organizational Structure and Funding


06268 Steigra, Rittergut Schnellroda


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).


People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.

Goetz Kubitscheck and Andreas Lichert - the latter is now called "Vorsitzender des Vereins Staatspolitik".


People or legal entities that either support the Think Tank with their reputation or with their money.

Working mode, goals

The institute has several thematic fields: 'state and society'; 'immigration and integration'; 'politics and identity'; 'education'; and 'war and conflict'. It organises conferences, some of them take place in Berlin (Berliner Kolleg and Staatspolitische Salons) and weekend seminars ('Collegium Dextrum').These events attract people from a broad spectrum from the New Right, amongst them activists from the Nationaldemokratischen Partei Deutschlands (NPD) and its youth wing Junge Nationaldemokraten (JN), but also from the Identitären Bewegung.

Cooperations with Think Tanks

Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Institut für Staatspolitik

While the section above shows Think Tanks the Institut für Staatspolitik claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Institut für Staatspolitik.

Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks


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  • nation
  • identity
  • immigration
  • Education
  • Foreign and Security Policy
  • state

The think tank engages, in the main, not in concrete policy design but in 'meta politics' for the New Right and is explicitly devoted to achieving hegemony for the New Right. Its publications have mostly been eschewing engagement with 'realpolitik' and the think tank has alienated former member Karlheinz Weissmann and former supporter Dieter Stein from 'junge freiheit' magazine by referring to them as part of the establishment for their support of the Alternative fuer Deutschland party since 2013/14. However, since the New Right turn of the AfD, IfS and its co-founder Kubitschek have been endorsing the New Right wing of the party. However, no engagement with concrete policies is forthcoming and all emphasis is on supporting the New Right discourse about 'Volk' and the supposed threats to it through 'immigration' (called 'colonialization' by the New Right) and about 'the system' which needs to be overturned in order to install a state and a democracy fit for Germans.