Publications

Donald Trump’s New Strategy for Afghanistan

Reactions and Recommendations from Leading US Think Tanks

His original instinct was, in fact, to pull out of Afghanistan, explained Donald Trump on August 21, 2017 in the introductory remarks of his speech in Fort Myer. The US president then went on to present the objectives and measures of his “path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia”. The community of experts in Washington welcomes some of his decisions, but is generally skeptical and subsequently recommends further possible courses of action to the administration. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | Country Reports | November 15, 2017

European Defense

Most recent initiatives at the EU level and by individual European countries

The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is a major element of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. CSDP is not about national defense, its main task is civil and military crisis management in third countries. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | Country Reports | October 16, 2017

Digital Disinformation: A Primer

Russia’s efforts to influence elections in the US and across Europe have brought Disinformation into the public sphere. In their new publication, “Digital Disinformation: A Primer,” the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Atlantic Council have clearly outlined the terminology, tactics, and key players surrounding this phenomenon. Author Tim Hwang, director of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, has created a compact and accessible introduction to disinformation, which includes practical policy recommendations for stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic. more…

October 5, 2017

Francis Fukuyama on fake news: Rebuilding trust is much harder than shooting down a false story

#AdenauerInterview with Francis Fukuyama during #disinfoweek in Palo Alto, CA

Nico Lange talked to Francis Fukuyama at Stanford University during #disinfoweek about propaganda, enemies of democracy and responsibilities of digital platforms. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | August 1, 2017

10 New Ideas on how Europe should deal with Donald Trump

For a reasonable policy towards the United States of America

Half a year after the inauguration Donald Trump is still the President of the United States. The unprecedented global hysteria over the last few months has not changed this. Trump has remained true to his personal style. He continues to be popular among his supporters. Our world has not imploded. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | July 7, 2017