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The United States and a united Europe continue to be the alliance of free Western nations

Jürgen Rüttgers speaks in an interview about Donald Trump and the new US-Administration

Jürgen Rüttgers, former Prime Minister of North Rhine Westfalia and former member of the Helmut Kohl cabinet is a regular visitor to the United States. Nico Lange talked with him about Donald Trump, the USA, Europe and the Atlantic relations. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | March 1, 2017

Donald Trump, the new president of the United States: 10 Questions, 10 Answers

ON JANUARY 20, 2017, DONALD TRUMP WILL TAKE OFFICE AS THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INAUGURATION, HAS COMPILED 10 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. more…

Nico Lange | Country Reports | January 19, 2017

Protecting Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law in the Age of Terrorism

How can the world deal with the threats of terrorism while adhering to the rule of law?

Countries all over the world need to fight terrorism – citizens face mass surveillance, no-fly-lists and limited privacy rights as a consequence. Are these developments in line with the rule of law? Who protects our data collected by governments and how is it used? How do the laws of the U.S., Russia, Poland, Hungary and France approach the new threats of terrorism and other recent developments? Trying to find answers to these questions the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. and invited experts to discuss civil liberties and the rule of law in the age of terrorism. more…

October 28, 2016

Central Asia: New Great Games or Great Opportunities?

Central Asian states and their Path to Development and Prosperity

European leaders and members of the transatlantic business community met with experts and officials from Central Asia to discuss the development and future prosperity of the region in a successful summit in Chicago from September 15-16, 2016. After decades of transition after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has emerged once again as an essential crossroads of strategic importance for Europe, Russia, and South and East Asia. more…

Event Reports | September 21, 2016

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year Later

A Hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with testimonies from Mark Dubowitz and Richard Nephew

To prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in the near future, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed last year. One year later, as challenges to the Iran Nuclear Agreement emerge, sanctioning Iran becomes an increasing focus of political debate again. Therefore, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations welcomed the Witnesses Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in DC, and Richard Nephew, Program Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, to present their evaluations of the agreement’s success. more…

August 22, 2016