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Cover: Germany and Lebanon

Jan. 29, 2018

Germany and Lebanon

A REVIEW OF BILATERAL TIES, SHARED INTERESTS AND COMMON VALUES

Today’s three-day visit of German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the Lebanese Republic marks the first state visit of a German head of state to the country.

Cover: Intellectual Belarus 2040

Jan. 29, 2018

Intellectual Belarus 2040

Ideas about future economic growth in Belarus

During the Congress of Scientists in Minsk on December 12 and 13, 2017 the academic elite of the country adopted the draft strategy “Science and Technology: 2018 - 2040”. The Congress was attended by more than 2.000 delegates from Belarus and about 500 international guests from the leading foreign academies of sciences and scientific and research centres.

Cover: Forced marriage rather than strategic partnership

Jan. 28, 2018

Forced marriage rather than strategic partnership

OBSERVATIONS RELATED TO THE STATE OF RELATIONS BETWEEN BELARUS AND CHINA IN THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXT

For about two years the Republic of Belarus has been increasingly searching for the improved political and economic relations with the West. The Belarusian concept of multi-vectoral foreign policy implicates that together with better relations with the European Union, Minsk shall at the same maintain its strategic partnership with Russia. Additionally, another actor is becoming more and more prominent for Belarus: the People’s Republic of China. But at the moment the Minsk-Beijing relationship is still far from being a real partnership.

Cover: Norway to form a new government

Jan. 22, 2018

Norway to form a new government

Conservatives wrap up deal with two partners to form a new governing coalition

After the Norwegians went to the polls in October 2017 the governing conservative party Høyre headed by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, gathered support to form a new coalition with the right-leaning popu-list Progress Party (Fremskrittpartiet) and the liberal Venstre party.

Jan. 22, 2018

KAS AND KEWOPA PARTNERSHIP IN INDUCTION WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE LEGISLATORS

KAS in partnership with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) facilitated an induction workshop of Kenyan women Members of Parliament and women representatives held in Naivasha on 11th to 14th January 2018. Other partners included UN Women, USAID Kenya, Kenya Human Rights Commission and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). The induction workshop centered on effective women legislation including the opportunities and challenges encountered therein. Election of new officials for KEWOPA and 11th Parliament lessons for women representation were among the agenda items discussed.

Cover: Walls, Bans and Deportations

Jan. 20, 2018

Walls, Bans and Deportations

U.S. Immigration Policy in the Age of "America First"

Assessments by U.S. experts and recommendations for Germany and Europe to strengthen international cooperation on immigration issues.

Cover: Liberals and right-wing populists losing support

Jan. 2, 2018

Liberals and right-wing populists losing support

Social democrats come out on top from local elections in Denmark

The social democrats (Socialdemokratiet) managed to strengthen their position as Denmark´s strongest political force as expected during local elections. Both Lib-erals (Venstre) and the nationalist Danish party of the people (Dansk Folkeparti) saw their electorate shrink.

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