First place for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as "Best Think Tank Network"

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has been classified by the current “2014 Go To Think Tanks Report” as one of the ten best Think Tanks of Western Europe. In the overall annual report of the most comprehensive rankings of the world’s top 150 think tanks, the KAS can be found at place 29 more…

The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation – A mechanism for integration in a geopolitically sensitive area

The analytical focus of this country report lies on the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which is relatively the oldest and “most established” organization in the Black Sea region, with its working agenda, its integration efforts, its strengths and its weaknesses. more…

Treffen mit TJV am 24.10.2014

International KAS Media cooperation with the Turkish Journalists Association (TGC)

A regional journalism meeting between KAS and the Turkish Journalists Association was organised on 24th October 2014 in Istanbul.



Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).



The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

A mechanism for integration in a geopolitically sensitiv area

The ongoing conflict in and around Ukraine has caused two, until recently, largely ignored international organizations to come into the public focus again: the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the [...] more…

Family Businesses and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

This publication includes the presentations of the wokshop, that organized in cooperation with the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in Istanbul on 8th and 9th October 2013 . more…


The economic crises of 1994 and 2001 dam-aged the Turkish economy greatly. It took a long time and high costs before the Turkish economy was able to recover. Turkey, through the guidance of Kemal Derviş (who was then Minister of [...] more…

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