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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?

Cover: Jordan’s cabinet re-(re-)-shuffled

Feb. 15, 2017

Jordan’s cabinet re-(re-)-shuffled

A window of opportunity for reforms in Jordan?

At a time of deteriorating economic conditions and security challenges Prime Minister Hani Mulki, appointed by HM King Abdullah in May last year, conducted a re-shuffle to his cabinet on 15 January 2017. The changes were approved by a Royal decree and are affecting major portfolios. It is the second re-shuffle to Mulki’s cabinet after less than seven months in office and includes six new ministers.

Cover: Is the West Thinking Strategically about Russia?

Feb. 10, 2017

Is the West Thinking Strategically about Russia?

Event Contribution

This report is a summary of a bilateral workshop held by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in November 2016. The focus of the discussion was whether the UK and Germany will align their threat perception and strategic thinking towards Russia, based on their assessments of perceived challenges posed by Russia to European security. The workshop brought together a small group of specialists and MPs from the UK and Germany.

Feb. 7, 2017

Food Security Mapping and Analysis Report

In the mid year of 2016, KAS Kenya commissioned the food security stakeholder mapping study that extensively identified and outlined functions of existing policies and institutions charged with ensuring food security in Baringo and West Pokot counties of Kenya. Findings of the study indicated that the two target counties were generally food insecure with the existing strategies applied by state and non-state actors being fairly effective, efficient and sustainable in averting food insecurity and disasters such as drought.

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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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