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The Future of US-German Relations (III): Security Policy

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This third and final paper formulates theses on the future American foreign and security policy as well as recommendations for German decision makers. Facts & Findings, December 2017 more...

The Future of US-German Relations (II): Multilateral Cooperation

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This second paper deals with the future of multilateral cooperation based on the examples of health, climate and UN reform. Arbeitskreis Junge Außenpolitiker, Facts & Findings, December 2017 more...

The Future of US-German Relations (I): Trade Policy

Donald J. Trump’s election as president of the United States of America has prompted an uproar in international politics. What does that mean for German-American relations? In a series of threes papers, the KAS Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts comes up with a number of suggestions as to how to react. This first paper deals with trade policy and European responses to American protectionism. Arbeitskreis Junge Außenpolitiker, Facts & Findings, December 2017 more...

Heading towards Maraboutcracy?

Muslim Brotherhoods and their Influence in Senegal
Senegal is considered a stable democracy and a role model for religious tolerance in West Africa. 90 per cent of Senegalese are Muslim and belong to one of the country’s four brotherhoods. These have always been significant in shaping Senegal’s political, economic and social structures. But over the last few years, the brotherhoods’ political influence has strengthened significantly. Thomas Volk, International Reports, December 2017 more...

Failing State

Libya as a Supraregional Security Threat
Ex-U.S. President Barack Obama once described the United States’ and its allies’ lack of success in ensuring stability in Libya following the fall of the Gaddafi regime as one of the biggest failings of his time in office. Indeed, the country is sinking ever deeper into chaos. Now, the action plan by Ghassan Salamé, the United Nations’ new Special Representative for Libya, is expected to revive the peace process. If this does not succeed, the security situation risks escalating further – with far-reaching consequences both for neighbouring countries and Europe. Canan Atilgan, Veronika Ertl, Simon Engelkes, International Reports, December 2017 more...

So Close and Yet So Far

The UK since the Brexit Referendum
The UK’s decision to leave the EU based on the so-called Brexit referendum shocked Europe. How did it come to this? What internal rifts and contradictions are the root causes of the referendum result? What expectations, concerns, and fears does the impending separation entail? And what are the prospects for a future relationship? Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, International Reports, December 2017 more...

Governance of public universities in the U.S.

The image of the United States as one of the world's leading countries in science rests primarily on its higher education system. The latter is characterized by a particular interplay between autonomy and dependence and has seen significant changes over the past few years. It is worthwhile taking a closer look at higher education institutions in the U.S. - especially against the backdrop of the challenges the German higher education system currently faces. Liudvika Leisyte, Facts & Findings, December 2017 more...

Integration at the municipal level

Recommendations for successful on-site integration
Integration, particularly the integration of the refugees who have migrated to Germany in the last few years, is a task that primarily has to be dealt with by the municipalities. Building on the results of the “On-site Integration” study published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in spring 2017, the question of how real integration can succeed in city and municipal life is dealt with in the following paper. Facts & Findings, December 2017 more...

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