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"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...

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...

Trilateral Development Cooperation in Africa: Israel-Germany-Third Countries

The German government has consistently expanded trilateral development cooperation. This holds especially true for Israel. Both countries are committed to the global agenda for sustainable development, the fight against poverty and the implementation of the MDGs. Israel and Germany share the vision that economically strong countries should support countries that are in the process of developing their economy by providing them with resources and expertise. Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, International Reports, April 2015 more...

KAS International 1/2015

News from the Department of European and International Cooperation
Main themes among others: The Holy Land and the Germans | Training: Limbering up for the Campaign | KAS Brazil kicks off partnership with Transparency International | IDD-LAT 2014 presented in Mexico and Guatemala KAS International, March 2015 more...

Who bears responsibility?

Models and Perspectives of European Refugee Policy
Different policy areas deal with aspects of migration. In terms of shaping development and foreign policy positions, the migration situation in the regions of origin and transit regions has to be considered carefully. Although it is impossible to fully control the flows of refugees by providing a political framework in a farsighted and proactive manner, this will be the most appropriate way to assume political responsibility. Katharina Senge, International Reports, March 2015 more...

Emigration, Transit and Host Country: Migration in Morocco

Morocco shares a common external border with the European Union due to the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Therefore, the North African country has become a center of transnational migration. Thousands of migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa, are dwelling in Morocco and attempt to reach the exclaves. Since the migratory pressure will not decrease, the country is facing a severe test. Helmut Reifeld, International Reports, March 2015 more...

Migration in Central America

Magnitude, Causes and Proposed Solutions
For decades Central Americans have been drawn to the United States. Whereas civil wars and dictatorships caused migration in the past, today’s – also irregular – influx of people remains steady mainly for economic reasons and due to family reunions. This raises the question of responsibility of the countries of origin. Simultaneously, immigration has gained a more prominent spot on the domestic agenda of the U.S. The presidential elections 2016 are already on the horizon. Dinorah Azpuru, Violeta Hernández, International Reports, March 2015 more...

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