Country Reports

„We need to take on more responsibility!“

„Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority!” Already in his first speech in front of the UN Security Council, the new UN-Secretary-General António Guterres made abundantly clear what he will be focusing on during his term in office. more…

Thorsten Frei | June 26, 2017

Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Background information and a first assessment of the budget cuts announced by the new US government.

Newly elected US President Donald J. Trump submitted his first draft budget on 16 March 2017. In addition to important increases in the defense budget, cutbacks were announced to the draft budgets for the departments of foreign and environmental affairs. In particular, the proposed cuts to the State Department budget could have a significant impact on the work of the United Nations as the United States is currently the greatest individual donor to the UN as a whole. This explains why the latest announcements from Washington have been met with great concern on the East River. more…

Dr. Stefan Friedrich | April 3, 2017

Stormy Times on the East River

Why Germany must increase its engagement in the UN: using the Blue Helmets and refugees as examples

The post-1945 world order is under threat. The established system of international law, the United Nations, human rights and free trade and unrestricted shipping is under pressure from outside and from within. This liberal international system, which favors globalization, enables prosperity and has carried the values and principles of Western enlightenment around the world, is now under threat. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro, Dustin Dehez, Dr. Patrick Keller, Dr. Jana Puglierin | March 7, 2017


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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.