Publications

Immigration as Survival Strategy

An Interjection
During the 25-year period from 1991 to 2015, an estimated 23.7 million people immigrated to Germany while 18.7 emigrated, immigrants therefore outnumbering emigrants by some five million. The fact that Germany’s population only experienced a modest increase from 81 to around 82 million during the same period is mainly due to deaths exceeding births by a good three million, which means that the immigrants made up for the falling birth rate to a considerable extent. Meinhard Miegel, International Reports, December 2016 more...

Programmed Explosion?

The Potential Consequences of the Rapid Population Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
The African sub-Saharan countries are demographically a special case. In the course of the 20ᵗʰ century population has admittedly also grown in other areas of the world, but this process did not take place anywhere near as rapidly as in these states. If the population boom of the 20ᵗʰ century should be followed by a second one in the 21ˢᵗ century, its impacts would not stay limited to the African continent alone. Serge Michailof, International Reports, December 2016 more...

The Better Democracy.

Principles for a representative order
Democracies are very demanding in terms of the necessary prerequisites and can be organised in a variety of ways. In this brochure, we have set out the principles for a representative parliamentary democracy that we believe make for the better democracy. Our purpose is to promote a representative parliamentary democracy. Franziska Fislage, Karsten Grabow, Nico Lange, Tobias Montag, Franziska Rinke, Daphne Wolter, December 2016 more...

Fighting the Symptoms

Why There Is a Long Way to Go to Defeat the So-Called Islamic State (IS)
The so-called Islamic State (IS) is under military pressure on the battle grounds of Syria and Iraq. However, offensives to recapture IS strongholds are difficult to coordinate; IS has succeeded in gaining a foothold in more of the region’s ­countries and a high risk of terrorist attacks in Europe ­remains unchanged. The international community is fighting the symptoms of IS, while the causes of the rapid rise of the terrorist state still persist. Nils Wörmer, Lucas Lamberty, International Reports, October 2016 more...

Beyond Deterrence

NATO’s Agenda after Warsaw
The landmark decision the Summit will be remembered for is the establishment of the Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP), which establishes a constant rotational (and thus “persistent”) presence of a total of four multinational allied battalions in Poland and each of the Baltic republics. With its decision, NATO closes the military gap between “old” and “new” allies by establishing a credible deterrence posture for its Eastern members. Alessandro Scheffler Corvaja, Facts & Findings, October 2016 more...

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, Facts & Findings, October 2016 more...

Lessons from the stress test

What the EU has learned – and still needs to learn – from the refugee crisis
Over the last 16 months, the EU has come under a great deal of criticism regarding its response to the refugee crisis. Despite a difficult beginning, the European Union has shown itself capable of taking action in many areas over the last few months and passed numerous measures and reforms. The purpose of this analysis is to describe what has been achieved over the last 16 months, highlight challenges and put forward some recommendations for action for the future development of European refugee policy. Christina Catherine Krause, Olaf Wientzek, Facts & Findings, September 2016 more...

Social Bots

Invasion of the social bots
„Social bots are software robots programmed by humans. They collect information and data, but also systematically introduce trends and key topics into social media without users being aware of it. The influencing potential – the so-called “bot effect” – is theoretically very large, but difficult to prove empirically. Simon Hegelich, Facts & Findings, September 2016 more...

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