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Germany’s Presidency in the G20 (III)

Global Health as a Prerequisite for Security and Stability
In December 2016, Germany will take over the presidency of the G-20. In this and two other papers, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts makes proposals as to the points which the German government should focus on, as well as ideas for resolving global problems which should be pursued within the G20. In this way, the young foreign policy experts will be helping to shape Germany’s international responsibility in a concrete way. This third paper concerns the importance of global health for security and stability. Arbeitskreis Junge Außenpolitiker, The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts, Oct. 5, 2016 more...

Germany’s Presidency in the G20 (II)

A Sustainable Growth Pact to Improve Productivity and Crisis Resilience
In December 2016, Germany will take over the presidency of the G-20. In this and two other papers, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts makes proposals as to the points which the German government should focus on, as well as ideas for resolving global problems which should be pursued within the G20. In this way, the young foreign policy experts will be helping to shape Germany’s international responsibility in a concrete way. This second paper concerns the promotion of global economic growth. Arbeitskreis Junge Außenpolitiker, The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts, Sep. 26, 2016 more...

Germany’s Presidency in the G20 (I)

Initiatives in Development Cooperation
In December 2016, Germany will take over the presidency of the G-20. In this and two other papers, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts makes proposals as to the points which the German government should focus on, as well as ideas for resolving global problems which should be pursued within the G20. In this way, the young foreign policy experts will be helping to shape Germany’s international responsibility in a concrete way. This first paper is about sustainable development policy. Arbeitskreis Junge Außenpolitiker, The Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts, Sep. 20, 2016 more...

From Hangzhou to Hamburg

Outlines of a Multiyear Agenda for the G20
The G20 are hampered by a shifting agenda that makes it difficult to maintain a coherent focus. The Chinese Presidency would like to effect a concentration on classical G20 themes, especially those related to economic and financial policy. Furthermore, a multiyear thematic agenda would be helpful to focus the members’ political attention and to thereby facilitate longer-term initiatives. This document shows possible starting points of a collaboration between the 2016 Chinese presidency and the following German presidency in 2017. Christian E. Rieck, Gunter Rieck Moncayo, Lilian Meyer, Aug. 31, 2016 more...

Enlargement to the North? Sweden, Finland

Sweden and Finland are moving closer and closer to NATO, though without seeking full membership to date. Nor will this change before the parliamentary elections in 2018 and 2019. For NATO, the admission of the Nordic Europeans would be uncomplicated and would carry many advantages, above all for Nordic-Baltic security, but also regarding topics such as NATO-EU cooperation and the Open Door Policy. Despite certain risks (above all Russia’s foreseeable reaction), Germany could gain two critical and reliable partners in NATO. Aurélie Domisse, July 21, 2016 more...

Partnership for Reform with North Africa

Economic integration as the first step towards a comprehensive EU-Africa cooperation
A reactivation and a rearrangement of the relations between Africa and the EU are eagerly required. In addition to an intensification of the political dialogue it is essential to strengthen a long-term economic resilience of the region first. In order to achieve the intended purpose a reform partnership with North Africa - which is, from the European point of view, the most important joint to Sub-Saharan Africa as to economic, migration and security policy matters - needs primarily to be striven for. Christian E. Rieck, Gunter Rieck Moncayo, Olaf Wientzek, June 13, 2016 more...

From Wales to Warsaw: A New Normal for NATO?

The crises on NATO´s Eastern and Southern flank persist and have permanently changed the security environment in Europe. After the immediate measures included in the Readiness Action Plan agreed to at last year´s Summit in Wales, the political guidance marks the first step of NATO´s long-term adaptation to this “new normal”. The preparation of the political guidance has reopened the old debate between territorial defense (“Easterners”) and crisis management (“Southerners”) and considerably strained the cohesion of the Alliance. Aylin Matlé, Alessandro Scheffler Corvaja, Dec. 18, 2015 more...