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Cover: Propaganda and Disinformation in the Western Balkans: How the EU Can Counter Russia’s Information War

Mar. 6, 2018

Propaganda and Disinformation in the Western Balkans: How the EU Can Counter Russia’s Information War

In recent years, Russia has ramped up its influence operations in the Western Balkans. Utilizing propaganda and disinformation, Moscow stirs lingering regional tensions and undermines the EU’s credibility in Western Balkans nations. It is in the EU’s vital interest to confront Russian efforts to destabilize this region – European security relies on peace, prosperity, and stability in the Western Balkans. The following analysis makes concrete policy recommendations how to push back Russian propaganda while reaching out to Western Balkan nations.

Cover: The Future of US-German Relations (III): Security Policy

Dec. 22, 2017

The Future of US-German Relations (III): Security Policy

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This third and final paper formulates theses on the future American foreign and security policy as well as recommendations for German decision makers.

Cover: The Future of US-German Relations (II): Multilateral Cooperation

Dec. 22, 2017

The Future of US-German Relations (II): Multilateral Cooperation

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This second paper deals with the future of multilateral cooperation based on the examples of health, climate and UN reform.

Cover: The Future of US-German Relations (I): Trade Policy

Dec. 22, 2017

The Future of US-German Relations (I): Trade Policy

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This first paper deals with trade policy and European responses to American protectionism.

Cover: The future of the Economic and Monetary Union (II) – pressure to join?

Oct. 23, 2017

The future of the Economic and Monetary Union (II) – pressure to join?

Proposals of the European Commission for the reform of the Monetary Union and the perspective of the non-euro states

The speeches of Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Claude Juncker as well as the Reflection Paper of the European Commission on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) discuss far-reaching proposals for the future of the Eurozone. The EU member states that do not belong to the eurozone are not only expecting positive results from the currently debated reforms of the EMU. The following paper illustrated the propsals of the European Commission reflection paper from a perspective of the non-eurp states from Central and Eastern Europe.

Cover: A New Dynamic in European Security Policy

July 19, 2017

A New Dynamic in European Security Policy

Thoughts on the European Commission’s Reflection Paper

The European Commission's Reflection Paper on defense and security is an example of the new dynamic in the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). This analysis describes key elements of the Reflection Paper in the context of other current initiatives designed to strengthen CSDP, explains the reactions from various players, and outlines what remains to be done to improve European security through more effective EU cooperation.

Cover: Business as Usual in Brussels? NATO’s strategic outlook under Trump

May 23, 2017

Business as Usual in Brussels? NATO’s strategic outlook under Trump

In response to Russia's aggression, NATO has re-emphasized territorial defense and has strengthened its deterrence posture in Europe's East. Questions remain, however, regarding the credibility and durability of that posture. Further, the unstable situation in Northern Africa and the Middle East creates anxiety for European allies. With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, a dose of uncertainty about the viability of the transatlantic bond has been introduced into alliance affairs. This paper analyzes NATO's strategic situation and gives recommendations on how to proceed.


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