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What's next for the United States?

Part 1: Foreign and Security Policy

How is the Biden Administration changing the direction of the U.S.? The KAS Office USA takes a first look, in a series of five country reports. This report analyzes foreign and security policy. President Joe Biden has announced to recommit the United States to multilateralism, cooperation with the European allies, and global alliances.

Apply now for a scholarship place in a Wits Media Management short course!

KAS Media Africa and Wits Journalism invite African journalists and editors with management ambitions to apply for a Media Management short course accredited by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Assessment of the 2020 Parliamentary Elections in Jordan

The study is dealing with the outcomes of the 19th parliamentary election in Jordan which were conducted in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The focus of the study are the political parties and women participation.

Jordan's 2020 Parliamentary Election: Settling for the Status Quo

This report explains what the 2020 parliamentary election results mean for Jordan at a time when the country is facing immense challenges aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kosovo's ideological compass

Evolution of party orientation 2014-2020, Values and Populism

During the summer of 2020, D4D conducted a survey of the Kosovo's party officials' opinions, measuring them on 40 different topics, used to assess the ideological orientation of the four main parties in Kosovo.

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Parliamentary Election in Kosovo: Will the Victor also Become Prime Minister?

Clear Election Victory for Albin Kurti’s Vetëvendosje Movement

According to the latest figures, Albin Kurti's Vetëvendosje almost secured an absolute majority with 48.95 per cent of the vote. Less than two years after the last general election in 2019, Kosovans were called to the ballot box once again on 14 February 2021. A decision by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo on 21 December 2020 set the scene for this early vote. It declared the parliament’s election of the incumbent Prime Minister, Avdullah Hoti, on 3 June 2020, to be unlawful, since a parliamentarian whose previous conviction should have barred him from entering parliament cast the decisive vote for an absolute majority (61 out of 120). This election is also particularly important because the resignation of President Hashim Thaçi on 5 November 2020, due to an indictment before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers for War Crimes in the Hague, warrants the election of a new president within a period of six months for which a two-thirds majority is needed. Whether a potential one-party government under Vetëvendosje can also elect a president remains to be seen.

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Regierung der Rivalen und Reformer

Mario Draghi präsentiert ein Kabinett aus Fachleuten und Politikern

Mitten in der Corona-Krise hatte Matteo Renzi, Premierminister von 2014 bis 2016, die bisherige Regierungskoalition als Vorsitzender des kleinsten Bündnispartners „Italia Viva“ verlassen und Premierminister Giuseppe Conte damit zum Rücktritt gezwungen. In Italien und im Ausland stieß Renzi damit auf Unverständnis. Unverantwortlich schien dieser Schritt zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt – Italien kämpft mit den gesundheitlichen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Pandemie. Einen Monat später können viele Italiener ihr Glück kaum fassen: Der ehemalige Präsident der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB), Mario Draghi, ist neuer Premierminister und soll das Land in die Zukunft führen.

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México 2021, rumbo a las elecciones

Semana del 06 al 12 de febrero - Resumen y análisis informativo de los hechos y acontecimientos más relevantes en el proceso electoral en México este 2021.

Con este texto, la Fundación Konrad Adenauer en México buscamos informar, generar diálogo y debate sobre las campañas electorales, los partidos, los candidatos y sus propuestas, así como los diversos temas que se presentan en torno a este importante suceso para el país.

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Tensión en el aire en Guatemala

Noticias semanales de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador

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Iran and the International Arena: Challenges and Opportunities

Relations between Iran and the United States reached a low point at the end of the Trump administration. Harsh sanctions, the elimination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, billion-dollar arms sales to the Gulf states, and normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were all encouraged by Washington in the recent past. The year 2021 began with a change of administration in the US and it will also see a change of president in Iran. The possibility of a return to the nuclear agreement, the JCPOA, is on the table, with a clear demand both for its improvement and for some reference being made to Iran's missile program and regional policy. This monograph comprises a collection of articles written by experts from the US, Europe, and Israel. Each article sheds light on a different aspect of the complex relations between Iran and the West, their prospects, and their implications for the wider Middle East.

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.

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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.