Publications

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...

The Relationship Between the Military and Society in Israel

The Entire Nation Is an Army, the Entire Country the Front Line
National security is inextricably linked with Israel’s political culture. In view of the Middle East conflict, the people and politicians regard a strong military as existentially important for the State of Israel. The army is reflected in society in many ways. In order to maintain this character, the Israeli Defense Forces have to take societal changes into account. Evelyn Gaiser, International Reports, August 2014 more...

KAS International

News from the Department of European and International Cooperation
Political Dialogue | European Policy | KAS Panorama | Environment, Climate and Energy Policy | Rule of Law | Economic and Social Governance | Democracy and Development | Media KAS International, July 2014 more...

Development and Social Security in Asia

The future of effective social security systems in Asia depends on economic development. Following an increase in labour productivity and domestic consumption a financially strong middle class may evolve and income disparities may be overcome. Therefore, an economic policy requires a stronger focus on quality and sustainability. Paul Linnarz, International Reports, July 2014 more...

Resource Wealth and Raw Materials Boom

Challenges for Governance and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
An abundance of resources in Sub-Saharan Africa will not necessarily lead to sustainable economic growth, to the contrary: The one-sided economic focus on the extraction of natural resources has consequences for the people and the environment. What needs to be done to avoid the “resource curse”? Bernd Althusmann, Angelika Klein, Stefan Reith, International Reports, July 2014 more...

A People’s Party Reinvented?

The Dutch Christian Democrats
After the Dutch Christian Democrats suffered setbacks in past elections by agreeing to political compromises with right-wing populist parties, they avoided a further loss of votes in the European elections in May. By re-orientation and a return to their political roots the Christian Democrats make a change of policy. Olaf Wientzek, International Reports, July 2014 more...

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