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Apr. 13, 2017

A prisoner as a beacon of hope?

Interview with Fadwa Barghouti

The Fatah politician Marwan Barghouti has been jailed in Israel for the last 15 years. His wife, Fadwa Barghouti, explains how he views the current state of affairs in Palestine.

Cover: Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Apr. 3, 2017

Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Background information and a first assessment of the budget cuts announced by the new US government.

Newly elected US President Donald J. Trump submitted his first draft budget on 16 March 2017. In addition to important increases in the defense budget, cutbacks were announced to the draft budgets for the departments of foreign and environmental affairs. In particular, the proposed cuts to the State Department budget could have a significant impact on the work of the United Nations as the United States is currently the greatest individual donor to the UN as a whole. This explains why the latest announcements from Washington have been met with great concern on the East River.

Cover: Would Trump prefer 28 phone numbers?

Mar. 22, 2017

Would Trump prefer 28 phone numbers?

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE US ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY ON EUROPE BY LEADING AMERICAN THINK TANKS

How does the new US administration perceive the EU? How does it envisage its relations with Europe in the key areas of trade and security? Which policies are think tanks close to the government recommending, and what do other political experts think about the future of the Trump administration’s policy towards Europe? This analysis attempts to provide possible answers to these questions.

Cover: Brasília under investigation

Mar. 13, 2017

Brasília under investigation

President Michel Temer may have to fear for his mandate

The "Lava Jato" i.e. "Carwash" corruption investigations involving the state-run oil company Petrobras have been bringing out new corruption charges on a near daily basis. Meanwhile the corruption investigations could also pose a threat to the mandate of current president Michel Temer (PMDB).

Mar. 9, 2017

Transatlantic relations remain of supreme importance

#AdenauerInterview with Klaus Schüler, Federal Manager of the CDU party

Klaus Schüler, federal manager of the CDU – the political party of Angela Merkel – has been familiar with US-politics for a long time. Nico Lange was talking to him on the sidelines of an Adenauer event in Washington D.C. about the Trump presidency and transatlantic cooperation.

Mar. 7, 2017

Stormy Times on the East River

Why Germany must increase its engagement in the UN: using the Blue Helmets and refugees as examples

The post-1945 world order is under threat. The established system of international law, the United Nations, human rights and free trade and unrestricted shipping is under pressure from outside and from within. This liberal international system, which favors globalization, enables prosperity and has carried the values and principles of Western enlightenment around the world, is now under threat.

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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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