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July 20, 2018

Global (In-)Security

The “golden age of security”, as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig characterised the time before the First World War, ended just over 100 years ago. After the atrocities of two world wars and the end of the so-called Cold War, many hoped that the cessation of the East-West conflict would herald the beginning of a new era of security – but those remaining hopes were shattered no later than the terrorist attacks of 9/11. more…

July 10, 2018

Felix Dane in an interview with RBB-Inforadio

David Davis and Boris Johnson, two of the leading Brexit supporters, resigned from Prime Minister May's Cabinet. Speaking to RBB Inforadio, Felix Dane says through the uncertainty anything is possible - from staying in the EU to a 'hard Brexit.' more…

June 29, 2018

The Migration Debate in Germany

When Germans speak about “migrants” they are rarely referring to EU citizens exercising their right of free movement. They are usually speaking about asylum seekers or economic migrants from outside the EU. In consequence the “migration debate” in Germany is differently structured to that which takes place in the United Kingdom. German and other experts will compare and contrast the debates in the UK and in Germany. more…

June 5, 2018

KAS UK and Ireland Newsletter: June 2018

The new edition of the KAS GB-Ireland newsletter is out. Our newsletter will be the go to source for our latest publications, upcoming events, and a summary of our activities. If you don't want to miss out on our exciting events and publications subscribe now. more…

June 5, 2018

European Security in a Time of Transatlantic Uncertainty

As Britain considers its relationship with Europe, European security has never been more precarious, with Russian revanchism on the rise at NATO’s borders. The subversive activities that it carries out inside Europe, and its claims on the Arctic will present the Western Alliance with real challenges. Meanwhile, there are shifts inside Europe, such as the refugee crisis coming from Europe’s southern & eastern borders, which have led to both home-grown terrorism & the rise of right-wing populism. more…

May 31, 2018

Plugging in the British: Completing the Circuit

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for European Reform (CER) held a high-level conference titled 'Plugging in the British: Completing the Circuit.' The conference was the culmination of a project on ‘Plugging in the British after Brexit’ that started last year, in the wake of the UK’s Article 50 notification, to explore the political and institutional arrangements for co-operation between the UK and the EU in areas other than trade and the economy. more…

May 30, 2018
Armed police © Paul Townsend

Plugging in the British: EU Justice and Home Affairs

It is not yet clear how the UK and the European Union will work together on justice and home affairs (JHA) after Brexit, but it is unlikely that Britain will enjoy the same level of co-operation that it has had as a member of the bloc. That is the conclusion of a new publication from a joint project between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for European Reform think-tank. more…

May 25, 2018

Brexit Burning: Talks, Transition and Threats

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies invite you to attend: "Brexit Burning: Talks, Transition and Threats." Happening just weeks before the June European Council summit, where EU leaders will assess the UK’s progress on the Irish border issue, we’ll be bringing together leading politicians to discuss the vital questions such as can a “hard border” on the island of Ireland be avoided if Britain leaves the single market and customs union? more…

May 25, 2018

Germany: European and global trading leader

It is sometimes claimed that the UK has to choose between European and global trading links. Germany has managed to be both the most successful large economy in Europe and at the same time a leading exporter to global markets. In the first of our 2018 series of joint events with The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute, we discussed how Germany has managed to combine these two supposedly incompatible goals. more…

May 4, 2018

Of Facebook Revolutions and Twitter Presidents

In 2010, the internet was thought to be an instrument of global democratisation. But with the onset of the “Arab winter”, that hope has given way to severe disappointment. Now, the internet is even blamed for the increasing populism. An attempt at a sober assessment. more…