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Interjection: Hunger and Politics

Many international institutions and national governments have been ambitious in fighting hunger and its causes. The recognition of hunger as a multi-causal problem is a significant advance. However, as long as local politicians do not actively commit themselves to this hardship, poverty and hunger reduction will remain a global dilemma. Wolfgang Maier, International Reports, January 2015 more...

The Shale Revolution in the U.S. and its Impact on Energy Markets, Energy Security, and the U.S. Energy Transition

The growing energy demand in developing regions and the transformation of the U.S. from an energy importer to an exporter are changing the world of energy. This change is mainly caused by the development of resources through the unconventional extraction of gas and oil. The shale revolution in the U.S. has an impact on its economic prospects as well as on climate policy. Moreover, geopolitical implications arise. Jan-Justus Andreas, International Reports, January 2015 more...

Changing Times in the Hindu Kush?

Afghanistan Facing the Transformation Decade
In 2014, Afghanistan experienced a year of destiny: After the completion of the transition phase, the end of the mission of the International Security Assistance Force and the presidential elections, it is time to take stock. Although since the end of Taliban rule improvements have been achieved in terms of basic health care, education and state-building, the new Afghan government has still a lot to accomplish. Nils Wörmer, International Reports, January 2015 more...

The Holy Land and the Germans

Measuring attitudes of Israelis and Palestinians towards Germany and the Germans
70 years after the end of the Second World War and the unimaginable horror of the Shoah, how strongly is Germany's image still affected by the systematic persecution and murder of Jews across Europe? How do Israelis and Palestinians view the role of Germany in the Middle East conflict? How much credibility does Germany have in Israel and the Palestinian territories? Can Germany act as an “honest broker” in this conflict? Michael Borchard, Hans Maria Heyn, January 2015 more...

KAS International 3/2014

News from the Department of European and International Cooperation
Main themes among others: Japan, Germany and Afghanistan | 25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall | 25 Years Pan-European Picnic | #africablogging - Political Blogs From Africa | Eastern Partnership: Strategies For Rapproachement with the EU KAS International, December 2014 more...

After the Wales Summit: An Assessment of NATO's Strategic Agenda

Two weeks after the NATO Summit in Wales the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invited a select group of experts and officials to discuss the results of the Wales Summit and the challenges that lie ahead. The participants provided concrete recommendations for German policy-makers regarding Berlin’s role in influencing NATO’s prospective strategic focus. Among the most pressing issues discussed were the current situation in Ukraine, possible ways of how to react to Putin’s aggressive demeanor in the long run, and how to adapt NATO’s tasks and capabilities accordingly. Aylin Matlé, Alessandro Scheffler, Facts & Findings, November 2014 more...

25 Years of German-Hungarian Relations since 1989, the Year the Iron Curtain Fell

Because of the opening of the border in the late summer of 1989, Hungary showed great humanity to the refugees from East Germany. Therefore, the “year of miracles” became a key moment in the bilateral relationship, when not only the Germans developed great sympathy for the Hungarian people. 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain shows good timing to look back on those moving events and to assess the relationship between the two countries. Bence Bauer, LL.M, András Hettyey, International Reports, November 2014 more...

Perspectives on Reunified Germany

Impressions from Poland
Poland and Germany share a history of ups and downs. It took time, rapprochement and reconciliation to heal the wounds of the past and to do away with mutual resentments. Today, the majority of the Polish people clearly support the cooperation with their neighbors. In addition, both countries are considered to be a strong tandem at the European level. Aside from the overall harmony some disagreement does exist as well. Bartosz T. Wieliński, International Reports, November 2014 more...

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