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Cover: "Looking-A-Step-Ahead"

Apr. 30, 2018


Interview in the German-Saudi Business Magazine with Dr Manuel Schubert

As Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Representative to the Gulf States since August 2017, Dr Manuel Schubert was interviewed in the latest German-Saudi Business Magazine’s “New Faces” section. He spoke about how he sees recent developments in the Kingdom and presented current and future projects of KAS.

Cover: Country Profile South Africa

Apr. 26, 2018

Country Profile South Africa

Our country profile summarises key data on history, politics, economy and society of the Republic of South Africa. It also presents basic information that will help you in getting an initial overview of the economic, social and political situation in South Africa. Graphical elements illustrate the listed information.

Cover: Is the West driving Myanmar into the arms of China?

Apr. 20, 2018

Is the West driving Myanmar into the arms of China?


At the start of the Lunar New Year, the Chinese ambassador in Yangon praised Myanmar for having maintained political stability and making progress in the peace process. He said that China had played a constructive role in the process and would remain a presence. The assembled Burmese ministers, regional dignitaries and parliamentarians must have had mixed feelings upon hearing this. For decades, China has been pursuing ambitious goals in Myanmar, not always to the satisfaction of its neighbour. The West’s policy once again risks increasing Myanmar’s dependence on China.

Apr. 4, 2018

Iraq at a Crossroads: Reconfiguring the Role of the United Nations

This paper was inspired by a study visit of a high-ranking Iraqi delegation from Baghdad and Erbil to the United Nations and other institutions in New York in October 2017. This visit entitled “The future role of the United Nations in Iraq” was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s New York office in cooperation with the foundation’s Syria/Iraq Office. The author of this publication, Ali Al-Mawlawi, was part of this delegation. Ali is Head of Research at the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies in Baghdad (www.bayancenter.org).

Apr. 4, 2018

A bitter-sweet victory

The BJP may have dominated the elections for the Parliament´s upper house, but there is displeasure in its coalition

The elections at the end of March 2018 for the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, constitute a continuing success for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). By winning 28 of the 59 available seats, the party exceeded early expectations. In contrast, the Indian National Congress (INC) continued to lose influence. Nevertheless, the BJP also suffered a setback when one of its member regional parties of its national coalition pulled out.

Mar. 30, 2018

KAS NY interviews MP Peter Beyer

Dr. Stefan Friedrich, Director of the KAS New York office interviews Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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