June 11, 2018

Interview with Tinko Weibezahl

Security Policy Dialogue in Sub-Saharan and West Africa

Tinko Weibezahl, Head of the KAS Regional Program of Security Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, was in New York for a dialogue program on counter-terrorism in West Africa and talks to Dr. Stefan Friedrich, Director of the KAS New York Office, about the goals of his regional program. more…

June 8, 2018

Dialogue Program

Navigating the Complex Response to Extremism

For such a complex problem as violent extremism, there is no simple solution. This became clear during a three day exchange between West African terrorist experts, representatives from the UN and other relevant think thanks in New York. more…

May 23, 2018

The Way Forward

Achieving the 2030 Agenda

On May 23, 2018, at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung New York experts from the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST), the German Development Institute (GDI-DIE) and other international organizations met to discuss the challenges facing global development cooperation. more…

May 17, 2018

A Network for a Lifetime - Get-Together of current and former KAS Fellows

In order to connect current and former KAS fellows with one another, the KAS New York office invited them to discuss with Axel Wennmann about the Role of the United Nations in Iraq

May 7, 2018

How the United Nations fight terrorism

The fight against global terrorism has a little known ally – more united and expedient than one might think. This was the key message Dr. David Scharia offered in his speech in the KAS New York office on the evening of May 7th. more…

April 30, 2018


Working together for an independent judiciary

Since early April the KAS rule of law programs and KAS New York have entered into formal cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Dr. Diego Garcia Sayán. On April 19th an official memorandum of understanding was signed during a joint event in Sao Paolo. more…

April 4, 2018

Iraq at a Crossroads: Reconfiguring the Role of the United Nations

How can the United Nations better align its strategic goals in Iraq with those of Iraqi policymakers in order to enhance its role in the country? This paper was inspired by a study visit of a high-ranking Iraqi delegation from Baghdad and Erbil to the United Nations and other institutions organized by KAS NY in October 2017. more…

March 30, 2018

One World - No Hunger

Stregthening women's land use and ownership rights

Stefanie Braun, Project Manager of the "One World - No Hunger" initiative at KAS Namibia, talks about the project which aims to strengthen women's land use and ownership rights. more…

March 30, 2018

KAS NY interviews MP Peter Beyer

Dr. Stefan Friedrich, Director of the KAS New York office interviews Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs more…

March 23, 2018

Catalyzing the SDGs through Expanded Domestic Resource Mobilization

Members of the African Policy Circle Oladiran Bello, Executive Director of Good Governance Africa and Salina Sanou, Head of Policy and Advocacy at ACORD Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development publish a paper on "Catalyzing the SDGs through Expanded Domestic Resource Mobilization ". more…