Publications

„A Seat at the Table“ (Episode 4)

Economic Deterioration in Lebanon & Women - Hayat Mirshad

Welcome to the fourth episode of A Seat At The Table with Hayat Mirshad, Lebanese journalist and feminist activist, Executive director of the "Female" Association, and editor in chief of the "Sharika wa Laken" website. Hayat Mirshad fights for justice, equality, and rights.

„A Seat at the Table“ (Episode 5)

Women & Entrepreneurship in the Middle East - Cyrine Farhat & Nour Elwan

Welcome to the fifth episode of A Seat At The Table with Cyrine Farhat, a member of the Syria-Iraq office, and Nour Elwan, initiator of the first free accelerator in Lebanon.

Path to Success: How Women-Owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalisation

South Korea Case Study

One of three case studies that were published in 2022, the South Korea case study explores the present and future new opportunities of digitalisation for South Korean women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) and provides insights to address the challenges for all ecosystem stakeholders. It is part of a continuation of the same study conducted in 2020 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Woomentum, focusing on the role of digitalisation in helping WSMEs navigate throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The South Korea Case Study is structured around four pillars: 1) access to financing; 2) access to mentoring, networking, and skills; 3) business process management; 4) crisis management (COVID-19).

Three "NajGLASni" Awards Given for Student Communities

When schools support and encourage "NajGLASni!" (VOICEd) student communities, we have active and motivated students ready to take an active part in the democratic process and to be the bearers of changes in the education system, but also in the society. This could be concluded from the three-day event for awarding the prize for high school participation - "NajGLASni!", which took place from 29 to 31 March in Skopje and Veles, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, LEAD Association and the Union of High School Students of North Macedonia.

picture alliance / ZUMAPRESS.com | Nir Alon

"Die Sicherheitslage in Israel ist angespannt"

Wie groß ist die Angst vor weiteren Anschlägen?

Interview mit Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy und Philipp Burkhardt von unserem Jerusalemer Büro über die aktuelle Anschlagsserie.

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China‘s growing importance in international standardisation organisations

Consequences for Germany and the EU

This analysis is largely based on the findings of a jointly published study by the Multilateral Dialogue Geneva of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the DiploFoundation on China's role in international standardization organizations. The study was published in December 2021. The link to the full study can be found below.

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.2, 13 April 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Violence in Nigeria, and Russia’s new military strategy in Ukraine

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Volksbefragung in Mexiko

Fluch oder Segen für die Demokratie?

Wenige politische Wahlprozesse haben in Mexiko in den letzten Jahren so viele gegensätzliche Meinungen geweckt wie das jüngste Referendum über einen Amtsenthebungsprozess („revocatoria de mandato“) von Präsident Andrés Manuel López Obrador: Am Sonntag, den 10. April 2022, fand zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte Mexikos auf Initiative der Regierung eine Volksbefragung statt, um zu entscheiden, ob ein gewählter Präsident der Republik, zur Halbzeit seines Mandats, im Amt bleiben soll. Das Ergebnis – eine sehr niedrige Wahlbeteiligung einerseits mit einem extrem eindeutigen Votum für den Verbleib AMLOs andererseits – zeugt von einer zutiefst polarisierten mexikanischen Gesellschaft und einem besorgniserregenden Trend hin zu einer immer stärker personalisierten und institutionell geschwächten Demokratie.

picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Alessandra Tarantino

Franziskus' bittere Erkenntnis

Es war bislang eines der großen Ziele seines Pontifikates: Die Aussöhnung mit der russischen Orthodoxie. Dazu pflegte der Papst lange einen persönlichen Kontakt mit dem Patriarchen von Moskau. Bis zuletzt setzte er darauf, Kyrill bei seiner Verurteilung des Ukraine-Kriegs oder zumindest bei Friedensvermittlungen an seiner Seite zu haben. Eine historische Fehleinschätzung. Unter dem Eindruck der Ohnmacht der vatikanischen Diplomatie vollzieht der Pontifex nun eine politische Kehrtwende.

KAS / Ministère de l'Interieur

Erster Wahlgang der französischen Präsidentschaftswahlen

Wahldossier: Einblick in die französischen Präsidentschaftswahlen, Ausgabe 7

Der scheidende Präsident Emmanuel Macron verzeichnet ein höheres Ergebnis als 2017 (24,01%) und kommt auf 27,6 % der Stimmen; vor der Kandidatin des rechtspopulistischen Rassemblement National, Marine Le Pen, die mit 23,4 % der Stimmen ebenfalls einen neuen Wahlrekord aufstellt (2017: 21,3%).

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.

Interviews

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

kurzum

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 www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.