KAS/Basra University conference: Basra: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Economic Growth //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.50552/ On 8 and 9 October, the KAS Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change MENA, the KAS Syria/Iraq office and the Arab Gulf Research Center of the University of Basra held a conference about the opportunities and obstacles for sustainable economic growth in the province. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-10-16:meldung:58091 KAS/IFI conference in Beirut: China's Expanding Influence in the Middle East //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.50333/ The last decade has seen an increasing economic and political involvement of the People’s Republic of China in the Middle East. On 28 September, KAS and the Issam Fares Institute held a conference on China’s long-term interests, aims and strategies in the region. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-10-13:meldung:57901 KAS/al-Nahrain conference in Baghdad: The Fight Against the Islamic State in Iraq After Mosul //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.50233/ The presence of IS cells in the liberated areas indicates already today that the organization will continue to destabilize Iraq as an insurgency group. Resulting challenges for the Iraqi state and society were discussed during a conference of KAS and the al-Nahrain Center on 13 September in Baghdad. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-09-19:meldung:57792 OTT/KAS conference in Erbil: Civil rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Kurdistan-Iraq //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.50065/ The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is home to a large number of different ethnic and religious minorities. On 30 August 2017, Open Think Tank (OTT) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq Office held a high-level conference in Erbil to discuss the application of the rights of these minorities. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-09-15:meldung:57584 KAS/MdF Policy Paper 13: The Significance of Southern Syria - The Elements and Trajectory of a Civil War //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.49983/ In their policy paper for KAS and Maison du Futur, Frederic Hof and Faysal Itani from the Atlantic Council explain the relevance of the Syrian south and argue that an Iranian dominance at the borders to Jordan and Israel could be the most likely outcome of the current conflict. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-09-08:meldung:57508 News Platform Syrian Voice: KAS supports establishment of independent media in Syria //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.49969/ In order to enhance the establishment of free media in Syria, KAS supported the NGO Syria Direct in the first half of 2017 in founding the news platform Syrian Voice. The website, which has more than 20,000 followers, features daily reporting of ten Syrian journalists from all parts of the country. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-09-06:meldung:57482 Reconstruction and Reconciliation: Path towards long term stability of Nineveh province post-IS //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.49758/ After the liberation of Mosul, the future of Nineveh province has become a pressing issue. Against this background, MERI, EWI and KAS in Maz 2017 invited local stakeholders and international experts to a workshop in Loosdrecht, the Netherlands. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-08-10:meldung:57261 Atlantic Council/KAS cooperation: Report of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.49152/ The Task Force on the Future of Iraq was founded in 2016 by the Atlantic Council with the support of KAS to advice the US government on its future Iraq policy. In its final report, the task force advocates a long-term US engagement in Iraq with a focus on good governance and security sector reform. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-06-10:meldung:56420 Iraq: “The future of a whole region is at stake“ //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.49555/ With the expected military defeat of the Islamic State, questions about the future of Iraq are again on the agenda. In order to gain insight into the situation on the ground, KAS Deputy Secretary General Dr. Gerhard Wahlers visited central Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for five days. Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-05-17:meldung:56078 Future challenges in Iraq: MP Tobias Zech visits Baghdad, Erbil and Sinjar //www.kas.de/wf/en/33.48567/ From 5 to 10 April, KAS hosted CSU-parliamentarian Tobias Zech in Baghdad and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Zech was one of the first German politicians to visit the almost completely destroyed Yazidi city of Sinjar, which was liberated by Kurdish Peshemerga in late 2015. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 tag:kas.de,2017-04-12:meldung:55675