Country Reports

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 | October 16, 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 | 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 | July 7, 2017

Climate Change Policy in the Trump Era

How do Leading US Think Tanks View the USA’s Changing Approach to Energy and the Environment?

President Trump has announced that he will “unleash” the US coal, oil and gas industries, deregulate existing environmental and climate restrictions, and withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement. But despite this, many US experts remain optimistic about the future of clean energy and the country’s environmental goals. They believe the main challenges lie in the US potentially losing ground internationally, for example with regard to competitiveness, global influence and security. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | July 6, 2017

Merkel visiting Trump: “much better to talk to one another”

Consequences for the European Union

After the German Federal Chancellor's first encounter with president Donald Trump, the need for an intensive trans-atlantic dialogue between the EU and the USA appears greater than ever. more…

Nico Lange | March 22, 2017


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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.