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Dec. 22, 2017

SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis

Members of the African Policy Circle Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange in Uganda and Aditi Lalbahadur, Programme Manager for the Foreign Policy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) publish a paper on "SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis". Their research was conducted subsequent to a dialogue programme entitled "The African Policy Circle goes UN: Empowering local influencers through dialogue on the 2030 Agenda" organized by the KAS New York office.

Dec. 21, 2017

Germany’s UN Policy after the Election

As a member of the German Bundestag as well as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Andreas Nick offered his thoughts on the future of crisis management. During his stay in New York, he gave a speech about “Germany’s UN Policy after the Election”. This event took place at the New York office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the American Council on Germany (ACG) on November 27th 2017.

Cover: Business and Professional Women in Jordan

Dec. 21, 2017

Business and Professional Women in Jordan

Despite showing remarkable rates of female education, a factor usually leading to higher levels of employment, Jordan continues to have one of the world’s lowest rates of women’s formal workforce participation at only 15%. Nevertheless, success stories of Jordanian women who managed to overcome barriers and establish their own businesses do exist. With this article we would like to draw attention to positive examples of Jordanian businesswomen, as they have the power to motivate and inspire others.

Dec. 18, 2017

"Repair the roof while the sun is shining."

European Summit of the 14/15th December 2017

"We started repairing our roof. But we have to finish this job (...) as long as the sun is shining, " EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said this in his State of the Union speech in Strasbourg this year. The last European Council summit of the year on 14 and 15 December 2017 was under this star.

Cover: The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

Dec. 5, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel und French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership.

Cover: Only every tenth Bulgarian thinks the media are independent

Nov. 29, 2017

Only every tenth Bulgarian thinks the media are independent

REPRESENTATIVE OPINION POLL ABOUT MEDIA FREEDOM AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSIONED BY THE KAS MEDIA PROGRAM

The trust in Bulgarian media is at an all-time low. That is the result of a representative survey commissioned by the KAS Media Program South East Europe. Only one of ten Bulgarians (10 percent) believes that the media in Bulgaria are independent. The satisfaction with political communication is similarly low. Only 11 percent of the Bulgarians feel well informed about political decisions.

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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.


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