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Online-Radicalisation: Myth or Reality?

Mythos oder Realität?

The radicalisation into an extremist mindset and terrorist organizations has been an important issue for security policy in recent years. Especially since the rise of the so-called Islamic State it is debated what role the internet and social media play in radicalisation processes and what challenges for security considerations arise from technological developments.

How a European Security Council could strengthen EU foreign policy

Brussels’ new telephone number?

In order to strengthen the EU‘s foreign and security policy, the German chancellor Angela Merkel suggested the creation of a European Security Council. The following paper analyzes the possible tasks, the composition and the functioning of such an instrument.

Ambitious plans, difficult implementation

An interim review of the European migration and refugee policy

Three years after the beginning of the migration crisis, the debate on the EU's Migration and Asylum policy is still ongoing. Where does the EU stand with its efforts to address the most urgent challenges but also to fundamentally reform the EU's Migration and Asylum Policy? What are the current and future challenges? This paper attempts to highlight the global context and to take stock of the most important successes and challenges. Finally, it presents a number of short- and long-term policy recommendations for the development of a more sustainable EU Migration and Asylum Policy.

Propaganda and Disinformation in the Western Balkans: How the EU Can Counter Russia’s Information War

In recent years, Russia has ramped up its influence operations in the Western Balkans. Utilizing propaganda and disinformation, Moscow stirs lingering regional tensions and undermines the EU’s credibility in Western Balkans nations. It is in the EU’s vital interest to confront Russian efforts to destabilize this region – European security relies on peace, prosperity, and stability in the Western Balkans. The following analysis makes concrete policy recommendations how to push back Russian propaganda while reaching out to Western Balkan nations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The future of the Economic and Monetary Union (II) – pressure to join?

Proposals of the European Commission for the reform of the Monetary Union and the perspective of the non-euro states

The speeches of Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Claude Juncker as well as the Reflection Paper of the European Commission on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) discuss far-reaching proposals for the future of the Eurozone. The EU member states that do not belong to the eurozone are not only expecting positive results from the currently debated reforms of the EMU. The following paper illustrated the propsals of the European Commission reflection paper from a perspective of the non-eurp states from Central and Eastern Europe.

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