Publications

A New Stage in the Rivalry Between the Great Powers?

How China, India and the USA Are Competing for Influence in the Indian Ocean

As the geopolitical and geo-economic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to grow, economic and strategic interests threaten to make it a more frequent scene of rivalries between the great powers India, the USA and China. Along with the Pacific, the Indian Ocean is thereby one of the main stages for potential conflict between old and new powers. But the European Union, and especially Germany, should also be doing more to defend their interests in the Indian Ocean. more…

Peter Rimmele, Philipp Huchel | International Reports | July 4, 2018

Walls, Bans and Deportations

U.S. Immigration Policy in the Age of "America First"

Assessments by U.S. experts and recommendations for Germany and Europe to strengthen international cooperation on immigration issues. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | Country Reports | January 20, 2018

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