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Cover: Foreign Investor Manual

May 21, 2018

Foreign Investor Manual

This investors manual aims to provide basic informations about investments procedures and possibilities in Kosovo. Manual was written by Sytrime Dervisholli, head of Trade Department at Ministry of Trade and Industry Kosovo.

May 16, 2018

Iraq after the Election: Transformation of the Political Landscape

IRAQI ELECTION SURPRISES WITH UNEXPECTED RESULTS AND LOW VOTER TURNOUT

For the first time after the military defeat of the Islamic State (ISIL), national parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. Around 7,000 candidates, organized on 88 party lists, competed for 329 parliament seats in the election on May 12. When results are official, the new parliament will be appointed to form a new Iraqi government.

May 13, 2018

Country portrait Jordan: Forms of extremism

From an exporter to a target of Islamist fighters?

While Jordan was not a primary target of Islamist terror in the past, relevant jihadist fighters and thinkers come from Jordan, such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, former al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, who was killed in 2006 by an American air strike in Iraq, or the Palestinian-Jordanian Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who is considered one of the most influential jihadist ideologues in the world.

May 6, 2018

Iraq at a Crossroads: Stabilization or Further Fragmentation?

THE ELECTIONS WILL PREDICT THE OUTCOME OF STABILIZATION AND REFORMS IN IRAQ

The upcoming elections on May 12, 2018 mark the first national elections in Iraq after the military victory over the Islamic State (ISIL). These elections will determine whether Iraq will be able to stabilize itself politically, to establish a nation-wide security regime and to start an urgent reform process after years of civil war and the fight against ISIL.

Cover: "Looking-A-Step-Ahead"

Apr. 30, 2018

"Looking-A-Step-Ahead"

Interview in the German-Saudi Business Magazine with Dr Manuel Schubert

As Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Representative to the Gulf States since August 2017, Dr Manuel Schubert was interviewed in the latest German-Saudi Business Magazine’s “New Faces” section. He spoke about how he sees recent developments in the Kingdom and presented current and future projects of KAS.

Cover: Country Profile South Africa

Apr. 26, 2018

Country Profile South Africa

Our country profile summarises key data on history, politics, economy and society of the Republic of South Africa. It also presents basic information that will help you in getting an initial overview of the economic, social and political situation in South Africa. Graphical elements illustrate the listed information.

Cover: Is the West driving Myanmar into the arms of China?

Apr. 20, 2018

Is the West driving Myanmar into the arms of China?

DESPITE THE RAKHINE CRISIS, COMPETITION FOR THE COUNTRY CONTINUES

At the start of the Lunar New Year, the Chinese ambassador in Yangon praised Myanmar for having maintained political stability and making progress in the peace process. He said that China had played a constructive role in the process and would remain a presence. The assembled Burmese ministers, regional dignitaries and parliamentarians must have had mixed feelings upon hearing this. For decades, China has been pursuing ambitious goals in Myanmar, not always to the satisfaction of its neighbour. The West’s policy once again risks increasing Myanmar’s dependence on China.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.


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