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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.

Cover: Policy Paper No. 4 "Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Europe"

Feb. 23, 2017

Policy Paper No. 4 "Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Europe"

Countering violent extremism and terrorism has been a top priority of governments in Asia and Europe for many years. Terrorist cells posed a severe threat to home security, even before the emergence of Daesh. However, as a consequence of Asian and European citizens joining Daesh, terrorists have been able to establish networks among fighters from both regions. It has thus become imperative that governments from Asia and Europe enhance their collaboration and coordination in all dimensions of counter-terrorism efforts.

Feb. 20, 2017

Tensions between Moscow and Minsk

What the West ought to do now

After Minsk introduced a minor visa liberalization for foreigners within the framework of its gradual opening towards the West in the past months, political tension between Russia and Belarus have been mounting. What is this caused by and which scenarios exist for the West therein?

Feb. 20, 2017

Kenya: The current drought situation in Baringo

Baringo County has always been prone to drought. In August 2016, a formal early warning declaration was issued by inter-national organizations predicting that counties in northern Kenya will be affected by prolonged episodes of drought. Two Months later, approximately 24,000 people face acute starvation. The severity of the drought is likely to increase immediately after May 2017, if the amount of rain received stays below average. But why do we witness a looming crisis when the system sounds effective enough to assist in early planning and response?

About this Serial

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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