The World HandCOV’d: COVID-19: Implications for Germany’s Security and Defense Policy

The paper is part of the project The World HandCOV’d: Assessing longer-term implications of the pandemic disruption for international security

Key takeaways: - The Bundeswehr needs to be structurally involved — going beyond administrative assistance — in the fight against future pandemics and accordingly empowered and (financially) equipped. - The structures and capabilities of the Bundeswehr should become more flexible so that the Bundeswehr is able to ensure national and alliance defense and homeland security, as well as execute dedicated foreign deployments and training missions at the same time. - Health must be considered, much more than before, as an integral part of foreign and security policy. As part of the network-approach, experts who deal with pandemic prevention and biological hazards should also be on the National Security Council. - Even if Europe is busy coping with the pandemic affecting its own countries, it must not neglect the support of the states in the neighborhood (and beyond). Implementing this and explaining it to the European population is an immensely challenging — but necessary — task for European decision-makers.


La atracción del dinero

Noticias semanales de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador

Contenido disponible solo en alemán

Bolivian Policy Brief 02/2020

Tecnología y logística electoral en contexto de pandemia en Bolivia

Los sucesos de octubre y noviembre del año 2019, posteriores a la jornada de votación de las anuladas Elecciones Generales, añadieron un episodio más al listado de crisis políticas por las que Bolivia ha transitado a lo largo de su historia. Teniendo éste la particularidad de haber sido atravesado por una pandemia de nivel global que, como consecuencia, abre paso a un momento que establece un escenario signado por una crisis que, dada su complejidad, ha sido denominada multisectorial o multifactorial porque, sin duda alguna, involucra múltiples variables que fueron generando un escenario de incertidumbre y riesgo a lo largo del 2020.

Braving Covid-19 in Malaysia

Meet Hajjah Norel Rais , Owner of A Construction Business

This interview is part of a series on women-owned SMEs (WSMEs) in four Southeast Asian countries, focused on how digitalization presents new opportunities for women-owned businesses and how it could help them overcome their gender specific challenges. KAS and Woomentum believe that empowered women in business who are equipped with digitalization and innovation capabilities are able to build more sustainable and profitable businesses, empower other women and communities, and stimulate greater social and digital economic growth.

Presseschau ukrainischer Medien zu Belarus

Woche vom 08.10 bis zum 14.10

Hier finden Sie eine Presseschau ukrainischer Medien in der Woche vom 08.10.2020 bis zum 14.10.2020 zu den Debatten über aktuelle politische Entwicklungen in Belarus. Die Presseschau wurde von unseren Kollegen von der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ukraine (Kiew) erstellt, um einen Einblick zu geben, wie die Diskussionen über Belarus im Nachbarland aussehen.


Spanien im Griff der Pandemie

Covid-19 bedroht nicht nur Menschenleben und die Volkswirtschaft, sondern auch die demokratische Kultur des Landes

Der Kampf gegen COVID-19 in Spanien verschärft die politische Situation im Land. Vor dem Hintergrund der Pandemie präsentieren sich die spanische Politik und ihre Akteure auf eine Weise, die nicht nur die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung und die Volkswirtschaft gefährden, sondern auch die demokratische Ord-nung und Kultur des Landes: Denn der teilweise unbedachte Umgang mit den Institutionen der freiheit-lichen Demokratie und die ungenügende Verständigungsbereitschaft zwischen den politischen Lagern erschüttern zunehmend den notwendigen demokratischen Grundkonsens.

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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva International Organisations mid-July – mid-October

The “Geneva Barometer” takes an occasional look at selected developments in the international organisations based in Geneva.


The Roberts Court

An Unconventional 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Term

With confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett underway three weeks ahead of the US elections, this analysis of the 2020 session of the United States Supreme Court highlights that Chief Justice John G Roberts aims to uphold the role of the Supreme Court as a fair and unbiased umpire.


Bergkarabach – der unendliche Krieg im Südkaukasus

Zivilbevölkerung unter Beschuss

Seit fast einer Woche gilt eine „unbefristete Waffenruhe“ im aserbaidschanisch-armenischen Krieg. In Moskau und im Beisein des Außenministers der Russischen Föderation wurde diese Kampfpause ausgehandelt. Von einem Waffenstillstand sind die Parteien weit entfernt. Ziel sei es zunächst, gegenseitig Gefangene und die Leichen der Getöteten zu übergeben. Ist nun wieder alles beim Alten und der Konflikt zumindest „eingefroren“?

Building Media Credibility and Trust in Africa

The media's credibility crisis in Africa

Simon Allison Africa Editor of Mail & Guardian and Editor of The Continent and Amanyehun R. Sisay, publisher of the Ethiopian Business Review talk about building media credibility and trust in Africa under the moderation of KAS Media Africa Director Christoph Plate.

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.