Publications

Political Factors in the Negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in the U.S.

For more than a year, the EU and the United States have been discussing a transatlantic free trade agreement. On the American side, the political calendar plays a significant role in the negotiation process. With regard to the next Presidential Elections in 2016, time is running out to seal an agreement. In Congress, the debate is controversial. What other factors determine the approach to and outcome of TTIP in the United States? Lars Hänsel, Jeanene Lairo, International Reports, October 2014 more...

Free Trade Agreement between the EU und Vietnam

Difficult Partnership
After Singapore and Malaysia, Vietnam is the third Southeast Asian country aiming for a free trade agreement with the EU. Such an agreement could improve the integration into world trade and positively impact Vietnam’s economy. In contrast, critics fear negative effects for the Vietnamese agriculture as well as environmental problems. How could the trade agreement change Vietnam? Rabea Brauer, Vu Dang Tuan, Natalie Frey, International Reports, October 2014 more...

Inglorious Isolation

Argentina’s economic and financial policies are slowing down trade with its neighbours
Argentina has its back to the wall. In the wake of failed negotiations with U.S. hedge funds, the country is deemed to be insolvent. The fiscal policy of the government of Cristina Kirchner has a share in this. The Argentinean people are not the only ones who have to deal with the crisis. It will also affect the neighbouring countries and the intraregional trade. Kristin Wesemann, Marc Koch, International Reports, October 2014 more...

The Impact of TTIP

Volume 2: Political Consequences for EU Economic Policymaking, Transatlantic Integration, China and World Trade Order
The envisaged Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not only of enormous economic relevance, but also has the potential to cause shifts in global governance and the global architecture of trade and welfare. Whereas transatlantic negotiations in the 1990s were generally seen as a threat to the global trade order and bore the risk of a "Fortress Atlantic", this time the preconditions are different. Andreas Freytag, Peter Draper, Susanne Fricke, September 2014 more...

The Impact of TTIP

Volume 1: Economic Effects on the Transatlantic Partners, Third Countries and the Global Trade Order
The current plans to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) raise a number of both economic and political questions. This policy brief deals with the potential economic effects for the transatlantic partners as well as for third parties. Andreas Freytag, Peter Draper, Susanne Fricke, September 2014 more...

KAS presents new handbook "Entrepreneurial Journalism"

The KAS Media Program South East Europe introduced a new "Entrepreneurial Journalism Handbook" on September 10th in Belgrade. Manuela Zlateva, September 2014 more...

An Anchor in Society

The Importance of Soldiers and the Military in the USA
Apart from a short period during the Vietnam War, the American people have always supported their military, which in turn is strongly anchored in society. It knows its place within a democracy where elected politicians decide about military operations. However, like other nations, the USA is also challenged to offer its soldiers that kind of support necessary to fulfil their tasks. Elmar Sulk, International Reports, August 2014 more...

Child Abuse in Conflict

Child Soldiers in Congolese Society
Current estimates put the number of child soldiers, boys and girls, worldwide at 250,000. The biggest use took place during the two Congo Wars (1996 to 2003). The Democratic Republic of Congo and the international community have been trying not only to demobilise those children. More importantly, they have been struggling to reintegrate them socially. A difficult task. Steffen Krüger, Diana Hund, International Reports, August 2014 more...

View all publications