Daniel Braun, Official Representative of KAS met with the President of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski

On 13 April Daniel Braun, Official Representative of KAS, met with President of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski and International Secretaries, Timco Mucunski and Vladimir Gjorchev.

At the meeting, many current issues with which the country is facing were discussed, as the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of the Opposition in the Assembly and the EU perspective of the country. At the meeting, it was concluded that the cooperation between KAS and the party VMRO-DPMNE will remain at a high level and be further expanded.

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Power shifts are a fundamental phenomenon underpinning global politics. In 1990, as the bipolar world order finally unravelled, US political scientist Joseph S. Nye wrote: “Just as farmers and meteorologists try to forecast storms, so do leaders and analysts try to understand the dynamics of major changes in the distribution of power among nations.”

Election campaign in Bulgaria: Influence of social media grows / Criticism on party communication

A survey of the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Social Research Agency “Alpha Research” about the role of the media in the parliamentary election campaign 2021

Klimapolitik, China, Demokratie, Menschenrechte: Weltweite Erwartungen an die Biden-Regierung

Alles auf Anfang oder alles ganz neu?

Hohe Erwartungen richten sich an die neue US-Administration unter Präsident Joe Biden, v. a. bei den Themen Klimapolitik, Multilateralismus, Demokratie und Menschenrechte. Was wird weltweit von der neuen Regierung der USA erwartet? Die Auslandsmitarbeiterinnen und Auslandsmitarbeiter der Konrad-AdenauerStiftung haben sich in ausgewählten Ländern in Europa, Nordamerika, Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika und im Nahen Osten die wichtigen Trends genauer angesehen.

"A land for all Arabs" turned Middle East anchor of stability

One Hundred Years Jordan

Founded in 1921 as a temporary solution, Jordan managed to establish itself as one of the most stable countries in the Middle East. The inclusive and flexible approach taken by the state’s founder Abdullah and his successors doubtless contributed to this stability. But the centennial celebrations of the Hashemite Kingdom are overshadowed by an economic crisis and deadlock over political reform.

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Abkehr vom Correísmo

Ecuador entscheidet sich überraschend deutlich für den konservativen Politiker Guillermo Lasso als Staatsoberhaupt

Am vergangenen Sonntag, dem 11. April 2021, ging Guillermo Lasso von der Mitte-Rechts-Partei CREO (Creando Oportunidades) mit 52,36% der Stimmen als Sieger aus der Stichwahl um das ecuadorianische Präsidentenamt hervor. Nachdem die erste Runde der Präsidentschafts- und Kongresswahlen vom Februar keinen eindeutigen Sieger beschert hatten, waren sich der konservative Guillermo Lasso und Andrés Arauz vom sozialistischen Bündnis UNES (La Unión por la Esperanza) im Wettstreit um das höchste Staatsamt gegenübergestanden. Die Wahl Lassos bedeutet für das Land eine Fortsetzung der unter dem scheidenden Präsidenten Lenín Moreno (2017-2021) begonnenen liberalen Reformpolitik, ein Aufruf zur wirtschaftlichen und nationalen Konsolidierung und eine klare Absage an das Lager des im Exil lebenden ehemaligen Präsidenten Rafael Correa (2007-2017).

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European and Australian connectivity strategies for the Indo-Pacific

Anne-Eléonore Deleersnyder, Intern (KAS-MDPD Brussels)

As the European Union moves forward in launching concrete connectivity initiatives with Asian partners, and looks to develop an Indo-Pacific strategy of its own, it is timely to explore the synergies and potential areas of cooperation with Australia to protect and promote both actors' interests.


Perus Wahlen enden in Polarisierung und Zersplitterung

Am vergangenen Sonntag, dem 11. April 2021, fand in Peru die erste Runde der Präsidentschafts- und Kongresswahlen statt. Aus ihr gingen zwei Kandidaten als Sieger hervor, die sich in einer Stichwahl am 6. Juni gegenüberstehen werden: Der Kandidat Pedro Castillo der linkspopulistischen Partei Perú Libre und die Kandidatin Keiko Fujimori der rechts-konservativen Partei Fuerza Popular. Insgesamt werden mindestens neun Fraktionen in den neugewählten Kongress einziehen. Die Wahl verdeutlicht die Polarisierung an den politischen Rändern, sowie eine anhaltende Zersplitterung des Parteiensystems. Keine guten Vorzeichen für eine Lösung der politischen Dauerkrise und die Festigung der peruanischen Demokratie.


Resultados de las primarias en Honduras favorecen al partido gubermental

Noticias semanales de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador

Contenido disponible solo en alemán

The Future of Work for the Asian Youth

Country Profile: Malaysia

This country report serves to shed light on the realities of the future of work in Malaysia. The first part will examine the current state of youths in Malaysia from the demographical lenses, education and workforce participation of youths. The second part will discuss the realities faced by Malaysian youths from both the opportunities and challenges for the youths. And the final part will be the policy recommendations to further alleviate some of the challenges faced by youths in transitioning to the work.

Facts and Findings

Selected contributions to the series with international relevance

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.


International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

EPP Party Barometer

The Situation of the European People's Party in the EU

The EPP Party Barometer illustrates the current situation of the EPP party family in the EU. On a non-regular basis, it provides a concise overview of current election results, polls from the member states and the composition of the party family.


In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.


Concise, reduced to the essentials, but always highly topical. In our series "kurzum", our experts summarise an issue or problem on a maximum of two pages.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.