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First national Human Rights Plan

A breakthrough for human rights in Berlarus?
On October 24th 2016, the Republic of Belarus adopted its first national human rights plan. It contains 100 measures to improve the human rights situation in the country. Even though the plan doesn’t address various important concerns for human rights in the country, it increases the attention towards human rights issues within the government of Belarus. Wolfgang Sender, Dec. 5, 2016 more...

Country Report "Das Erbe des Pariser Friedensabkommens in Gefahr?"

Zwischen politischen Spannungen und dem 25. Jahrestages des Pariser Friedensabkommens
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia publishes this country report and takes a look at the history and the current political situation in Cambodia. Oct. 25, 2016 more...

Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses

Panorama Insight Into Asian and European Affairs
We are pleased to present this special issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses which has been published in collaboration with The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Oct. 21, 2016 more...

Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections 2016 – First Round

THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN LITHUANIA WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 9TH, 2016.
It took more than 24 hours for the Central Electoral Commission to count the votes and declare the winner. Right before midnight on October 10th it became ultimately clear that the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD) received 1441 votes more than the Peasant and Greens Union and won the first round of the parliamentary elections of 2016. HU-LCD has already won 21 parliamentary seats after the first round, two seats more than the Peasants and Greens Union. Elisabeth Bauer, Augustina Zamuškevičiūtė, Oct. 20, 2016 more...

Sinjar, Two Years after the Catastrophe

CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES TO THE RETURN OF THE YEZIDIS
Two years after the massacres committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Yezidis, the situation in their home region of Sinjar has not improved significantly. Nils Wörmer, Laura Henselmann, Oct. 13, 2016 more...

KAS Analysis: Vietnam as an Up-and-Coming Actor in South-East Asia

Vietnam’s economic growth, its geo-strategically important location on the South China Sea and its multilateral trading within international and regional organisations have contributed to the country’s success in developing into a significant actor in the region. Though the poor human rights situation remains, the condition of the rule of law needs to be improved the country’s political efforts to become a respected member of the international community are bearing fruit. Peter Girke, Oct. 10, 2016 more...

Municipal elections overshadowed by crisis

AMID SEVERE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE THE FIRST BALLOT IN BRAZIL’S NATIONWIDE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FAVOURS POLITICAL OUTSIDERS
The ex-president Dilma Rousseff’s Worker’s Party (PT) is the clear loser in Brazil’s municipal elections following her suspension from office. In a fragmented party-political scene, political outsiders emerge as the victors. This trend might persist in the 2018 national elections. The political and economic crisis has undermined the voters’ political confidence for some time to come. In this election for the first time, corporate donations were banned as an anticorruption measure. Candidates from the Pentecostal churches capitalise on the sentiment of antagonism towards politics. Jan Woischnik, Valerie Gruber, Oct. 7, 2016 more...

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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.