KAS-Strathclyde Interview Series on AI, Global Governance and Ethics: Interview with Dr Aneja

Dr Urvashi Aneja is Co-Founder and Director of Tandem Research, a think tank based in Goa, India. She leads Tandem Research’s AI in Society Programme.

Dr Aneja shares her views on India's data governance, AI strategy and regulating the business of BigTech companies.


by Eva Wagner, Programme Coordinator Rule of Law, Energy and Development Policy

This is the latest edition of KAS Australia's Digital Snapshot - a potpourri of current affairs from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The weekly digital snapshot provides an analysis of selected media and think tank articles, intended to offer an overview of the debate in these countries. The original version includes hyperlinks and links for further reading.

“Soziale Marktwirtschaft in Zeiten der Globalisierung”

Mit dem Erscheinen des dritten Bandes endet die Buchserie "Soziale Marktwirtschaft", die die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung für russischsprachige Leser initiiert hat. Der letzte Band befasst mit den Entwicklungsperspektiven des Modells der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft im Kontext des internationalen Wettbewerbs der Wirtschaftssysteme zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Bestellungen sind über das Auslandsbüro Moskau der KAS möglich.

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Die Republik Moldau vor der Präsidentschaftswahl im November

Schwierige Mehrheitsverhältnisse im Parlament und verbreitete Unzufriedenheit in der Bevölkerung

In der Republik Moldau steht Anfang November eine reguläre Präsidentenwahl an. Aussichtsreiche Bewerber sind der Russland nahestehende Amtsinhaber Igor Dodon von der Partei der Sozialisten (PSRM) und die pro-Europäische Oppositionspolitikerin Maia Sandu, Vorsitzende der Partei Aktion und Solidarität (PAS). Die politische Lage ist von schwierigen Mehrheitsverhältnissen im Parlament und verbreiteter Unzufriedenheit in der Bevölkerung mit dem Umgang der vom Präsidenten kontrollierten Regierung mit der Covid-19-Krise geprägt. Die Zustimmungswerte für Dodon sind daher zurückgegangen. Nach einigen Umfragen liegen er und Sandu inzwischen gleichauf. Allerdings wird sich Sandu erheblichen Nachteilen ausgesetzt sehen. Dazu zählen eine große Ungleichheit beim Zugang zu finanziellen Mitteln und Medien. Massenmedien und administrative Ressourcen werden weitgehend von ihren Gegnern kontrolliert. Zudem sieht sich Sandu im eigenen Wählerspektrum einer Reihe auch gegen sie gerichteter Kandidaturen gegenüber.


Elections 2020 in Myanmar

…and the possible influence of Ethnic Parties

On November 8, 2020, despite the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Myanmar will hold its third general elections since the political reforms started in 2010. 93 political parties with over 7,000 candidates will run for about 1,171 seats in both chambers of the Union Parliament and in the seven states and seven regional parliaments. More than 37 million citizens are eligible to vote in this year's parliamentary elections, 5 million of whom are first-time voters.

European Commission/Matthieu Rondel

How Brussels sees the future of Europe after COVID-19

Preliminary results of an online survey

On 1 July this year, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), at a time when the EU’s future hinges upon an apt European response to the COVID-19 crisis. What are the Brussels community’s main concerns and expectations of the German Presidency in light of the current situation and with respect to the EU’s long-term future?

Populism in times of pandemics - A chance or danger for democracies?

In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, not only health issues have been pushed onto the agendas of nation states but also questions of how to deal with the impact of the crisis in broader political terms. Thus, this publication addresses the subject of populism in times of pandemics and whether this (global) phenomenon preceding the outbreak of the Corona crisis poses a chance or danger for democracies. Perspectives from Germany, Hungary, Israel and Poland are presented as all four countries are not only affected by the health crisis (as are most countries around the world) but have also had to grapple with populist developments to varying degrees. The following articles provide a specific country perspective in addition to contemplating the possible effects of populism in times of crises more broadly.

Preliminary report: How Brussels sees the future of Europe after COVID-19

On 1 July this year, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), at a time when the EU’s future hinges upon an apt European response to the COVID-19 crisis. What are the Brussels community’s main concerns and expectations of the German Presidency in light of the current situation and with respect to the EU’s long-term future?

Multilateralismo en tiempos de egoísmo nacional

Análisis y perspectivas

El texto aborda el objetivo de la Alianza y la importancia para Chile, en la medida que el país tiene una trayectoria de compromiso con el multilateralismo con elementos comprobables en ámbitos como la institucionalidad internacional, la integración, la defensa universal de los derechos humanos, respeto al derecho internacional y apertura al comercio internacional. Sin embargo, se trata también el debate interno, con referencia a algunas tendencias refractarias al multilateralismo.

The Republic of North Macedonia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections Handbook

Second updated edition

A tradition since 2013, every election year, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's (KAS) Skopje office and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" Skopje (IDSCS) prepare an election handbook.

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.