Publications

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The Transatlantic Forum on Russia

CSIS and the Polish-based Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding organized an expert discussion

Russia’s role on the international stage has taken very different forms since the end of World War II. Its influence and power aspirations were and still are of great interest to the United States as well as Europe. more…

November 20, 2015

Call for worldwide freedom of religion or belief as a human right

New York Conference with members of parliament: lack of religious freedom linked to refugee crisis

Freedom of religion or belief has come under increasing threat in many parts of the world. The German CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader Volker Kauder, with the direct action of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) under Chairman Hans-Gert Pöettering, in partnership with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), took concrete steps to ensure global religious freedom at the second ever IPPFoRB Conference. more…

Event Reports | November 5, 2015

Trouble around TTIP and who will be the next President?

U.S. experts and aspiring German journalists are discussing the trade agreement and the presidential campaign

Trade expert Dr. Charles Ludolph answered tough questions of a group of young journalists about the controversial transatlantic trade agreement TTIP from a U.S. perspective. Followed by political consultant Soren Dayton and Washington reporter Emily Schultheis, who talked about the upcoming presidential election and introduced the candidates. more…

Sabine Murphy | Event Reports | November 2, 2015

Russian Military Forum: Russia’s role in the Middle East – Informed by a greater strategy?

DISCUSSION OF RUSSIA’S RISING INFLUENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST HOSTED BY THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Russian Military Forum is a series of meetings that discuss Russia’s military foreign policy objectives and strategies. The second panel of the series, held on September 25, 2015, focused on Russia’s increasing role in the Mid-dle East. Just before Russia decided to actively intervene in Syria on September 30, long-time Russia experts Michael Kofman, Stephen Blank, and Anna Borshchevskaya were invited to shed light on Russia’s foreign policy strategy, also discussing the implications of the Russian policy for the Middle East, as well as for the U.S. in general. more…

October 7, 2015

Best Possible Outcome of Difficult Negotiations?

THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT - A PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE

As the Iran nuclear agreement is currently being debated by the U.S. Congress and is causing concern to the American public, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace organized a panel to discuss the European position on the Iran nuclear agreement. Former French diplomat Jean-Marie Guéhenno and former German ambassador to the U.S. Wolfgang Ischinger debated together with Suzanne Maloney from the Brookings Institution about the European attitudes towards the Iran nuclear agreement as well as probable reactions to the U.S. position. more…

September 22, 2015