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Supporting the Rule of Law Worldwide

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rule of Law Programme
The aim of this brochure is to present the global activities concerning the rule of law undertaken by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung to a broader public. January 2016 more...

"The EU Is the Only Answer"

Interview with Hans-Gert Pöttering
The European Union has already overcome many crises where an agreement had initially appeared out of reach. We must not make the mistake of ignoring the different opinions of the member states in the current challenges and keep in mind that the EU is the only answer. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Martina Kaiser, International Reports, December 2015 more...

Refugees and Migration: A European Mood Barometer

From a comprehensive publication by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on migration and refugees we have selected several European perspectives in an updated version. Staff writers from various KAS field offices reflect on the ways the topic of refugees and migration is viewed in different regions around the world and the ways individual countries are dealing with the current crisis. Caroline Kanter, Stefan Gehrold, Tina Mercep, Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes, Aleksandra Popović, Evelyn Haefs, Michael A. Lange, Frank Spengler, Bence Bauer, LL.M, Marco Arndt, Borislaw Wankow, Claudia Crawford, Dimitrie Weigel, International Reports, December 2015 more...

The United Kingdom: Remaining at the Heart of Europe?

There is the question as to where the United Kingdom stands today regarding the role it plays or is willing to play within Europe. The referendum planned by Cameron’s government even poses the fundamental question as to whether the UK is to remain part of the European Union or leave it. Are the EU and the UK becoming increasingly alienated from each other, or have they never even truly been a good match? Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, International Reports, December 2015 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, Facts & Findings, December 2015 more...

The UK’S EU Referendum - What can the EU do to prevent a Brexit?

The referendum on the UK’s possible exit from the EU is primarily a result of the domestic policies and election strategies of the Cameron government. The member states and institutions of the EU need to take the British government’s demands for reform seriously. An honest and constructive dialogue is vital at this point, as there is a very real danger that the UK may leave the EU. Céline-Agathe Caro, Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Lucas Schramm, Facts & Findings, December 2015 more...

Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean

For Greater German Engagement in the Ocean of the 21st Century
The globally most significant maritime choke points, namely the Gulf of Aden, the Suez Canal, the Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca, are situated in the Indian Ocean. The security challenges in the region – ranging from failing states to rivalry between major powers – pose ongoing threats to maritime security and free passage through maritime choke points. Germany’s prosperity depends on unrestricted international sea trade and unimpeded access to raw material markets. Ensuring maritime security in the Indian Ocean is therefore in Germany’s fundamental interest. Carlo Masala, Tim Tepel, Konstantinos Tsetsos, Facts & Findings, November 2015 more...

The End of Neutrality and Non-Alignment?

Finland is Seeking Stronger Nordic and Regional Cooperation in its Foreign and Security Policy
Against the backdrop of rising security risks and a vulnerable economic situation, the new government of Finland announced strengthening the Nordic cooperation, participation in European security and defense policy and cooperation with the NATO. The country thus forgoes its principles of non-alignment in peacetime and neutrality in the event of military conflict. Anna-Lena Kirch, International Reports, November 2015 more...

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