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Open Markets, Prosperity and Global Standards

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
The TTIP negotiations are strongly criticized by many consumers in Germany, especially with regard to their (alleged) opaque nature, the creation of an International Investment Court and the supposedly lower level of consumer protection in the US. In view of Europe’s waning economic influence, it is imperative to seize the opportunity of a meaningful transatlantic economic area and to exert more influence on the new international economic order. Gunter Rieck Moncayo, International Reports, June 2015 more...

Interjection

A Marshall Plan for Africa!?
Conventional development policy can no longer react effectively to flows of refugees from Africa to Europe and to Africa’s immense population growth. What is necessary instead is a European-African initiative, realized by a public-private partnership, with the goal of developing a conurbation in terms of economic policy, which creates completely new economic cycles as well as humane economic and social conditions in the Mediterranean – so to speak a Marshall Plan for Africa. Such a project would also be a great chance for Europe. Wolfgang Maier, International Reports, June 2015 more...

Cooperation between Antagonists

The Gulf States’ Complex Relationship With Iran
With the election of Hassan Rohani as president of Iran in 2013 and the nuclear dispute settlement between Iran and the E3+3 being under way, the Arabic-Iranian relationship has experienced a break with tradition. The time has come for the Gulf Cooperation Council to agree on a joint foreign policy towards Iran – a challenge considering the Gulf States’ particular national interests and the diverging signals coming from the two regional big players Saudia Arabia and the United States. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz, International Reports, June 2015 more...

The 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship

Urgent Need for Reform under Conditions of Russian Veto Power
A successful OSCE Chairmanship must not only strengthen trust in the organisation in Russia, but in all Eastern European states. Their concerns pertain to all three OSCE dimensions and require greater attention. The OSCE is not simply a platform for communication between the West and Russia alone. Dustin Dehez, Christian E. Rieck, Facts & Findings, June 2015 more...

"Democracy must be experienced."

Annual Report 2014 | Perspectives 2015
This annual report again documents a variety of activities, outstanding events, and projects while also underscoring our staff’s high level of professionalism and expertise, as well as their commitment worldwide to democracy, human dignity, freedom and the rule of law. We are certainly most grateful to all of them. May 2015 more...

"I want to destroy the EU"

EU opponents in the 8th European Parliament. Taking stock of the past year
In the run-up to the European elections of 2014, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung predicted that the EU’s opponents would grow in strength. Over the last ten to fifteen years, several protest parties whose original attitude had been mainly critical towards foreigners, Islam, or immigration had set up the European Union as their second enemy stereotype. The forecasts were overtaken by reality: Never before have there been as many EU opponents sitting in the European Parliament as now. Karsten Grabow, Torsten Oppelland, May 2015 more...

Like a Miracle of History

Intensive cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Israel can be observed in numerous areas since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It remains clear, however, that the German-Israeli relationship is not “normal” and should never be. It remains our task to resolutely counter those who question Israel’s right of existence and to make sure that Israel can live within an internationally recognized territory with the same right as its neighbors. Norbert Lammert, International Reports, April 2015 more...

Striving for Security in an Insecure World

The coming years will necessitate a concerted effort to understand the ideology and modus operandi of jihadist terrorism, to contain and ultimately reduce the capacity and motivation of terrorists to attack. Indeed, the counter-terrorism posture in Germany and Israel will depend on the intelligent and determined application of common guiding tenets and so will greatly benefit from intimate German-Israeli dialogue, cooperation, and learning. Amichai Magen, International Reports, April 2015 more...

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