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The Boundaries of the Battlefield

A critical Look at the Legal Paradigms and Rules in Countering Terrorism

This ICCT conference report provides a detailed overview from the two-day symposium entitled The Boundaries of the Battlefield: A Critical Look at the Legal Paradigms and Rules in Countering Terrorism, which was convened in The Hague in January 2013. The conference covered a range of issues that are relevant in debates about using force in counter-terrorism operations against non-state actors. The event contribution is written by Jessica Dorsey and Dr. Christophe Paulussen and is also avaiable online: more…

Event Reports | April 17, 2013

People’s Parties in Crisis

Christian Democrats in Belgium and the Netherlands

Since the Second World War, the Christian Democrats in Belgium and the Netherlands have had a significant influence on the politics of their respective countries and on the European unification process. In the last two decades they have also had to overcome some fundamental crises. In the most recent elections their popularity reached an all-time low. What has happened to them and the way they have attempted to deal with these crises could provide an indication of the challenges ahead for other Christian democratic parties. more…

Olaf Wientzek | International Reports | December 12, 2012


In our Think Tank Newsletter we sum up the following topics: The role of the ECB, the discussion about the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and EU-China-relations. The Newsletter is written in German, but most of the sources are in English. more…

Country Reports | November 19, 2012

Ensuring food security in times of climate change and politically fragile environments

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Elisabeth Sandfuchs | Event Reports | October 3, 2012

Strategies for a sustainable growth in Southern Europe - the Greek Example

Annual Reception of the European Office Brussels

Solidarity, structural reforms and more European Integration - that is the conclusion of the annual reception. Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, together with Antonio Tajani, vice-president of the European Commission and Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, and Dr. Evripidis Stylianidis, Greek Minister of the Interior, searched for Strategies to help South European Countries out of the crisis. THE REPORT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN GERMAN. more…

Dr. Stefan Gehrold | Event Reports | September 25, 2012