Buchvorstellung "Cuidados en la vejez en América Latina"

Am 26.06.2018 fand die Buchvortsellung "Cuidados en la vejez en América Latina" mit den Autorinnen und Expertinnen für Chile, Cuba und Urugauy statt.

First conservative-lead majority government since 1985

Christian Democrats join the centre-right coalition in Norway

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The Grand Stalemate of the Minsk Agreements

Four years have passed since the so-called “Minsk-II” peace agreement was signed on 12 February 2015. It meant to revive the first Minsk peace accord of September 2014 and solve the conflict in East-ern Ukraine. Nevertheless, it has achieved modest results to say the least. The only real accomplish-ment has been the decrease of active hostilities and the number of daily casualties and/or fatalities. In other words, the Minsk agreements have resulted in the formation of a low-intensity conflict. Yet, offi-cials in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and the European Union have been insisting that there could be no alternative to them. Therefore, the question is why these actors are holding on to the objectively ineffective peace deal and what is next for the Minsk peace process? The analysis suggests that the Minsk agreements have created a stalemate which is the best outcome either of the parties can cur-rently achieve, but which at the same time satisfies nobody. Also, neither of the parties in the present context will attempt any major step which means that the Minsk peace process is likely to endure, at least until Ukraine’s presidential elections in March-April 2019.

Challenges to Iraq’s New Government

KAS and IRIS publish a series of publications on the government’s reactions to the demands of the Iraqi people

In the summer of 2018, mass protests took place in Iraq, especially in the economic center of Basra, in which the Iraqi people expressed their dissatisfaction with the current situation and the government’s failure to address it. The protesters' demands showed both deep mistrust in government institutions and frustration over the failure to deliver basic services. Above all, the protest movements demanded a reliable supply of electricity and clean drinking water. There were also calls to end the misuse of state funds and to overturn the ethno-sectarian political order in place since 2003. It remains to be seen whether the new political landscape will contribute to more responsible and effective governance. With its publications, the KAS Syria/Iraq Office aims to provide insights into the new political order and the challenges faced by the new federal government. In view of the protests and demands for the provision of public goods, particular attention will be paid to legislative and ministerial measures affecting electricity, water, infrastructure and the labor market. Furthermore, the publications intend to provide some of the necessary groundwork for a shift in policy debates from matters of security issues to good governance, service delivery, and reconstruction after the military victory over the Islamic state.

Manuel : Les Institutions de la République et des Autorités Administratives Indépendantes de la Côte d’Ivoire

La Côte d’Ivoire, s’est dotée depuis le 08 novembre 2016 d’une nouvelle constitution. Cette constitution crée, en plus des institutions existantes, des nouvelles institutions pour l’animation de la vie socio-politique du pays.

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Neue Regierung in Lettland

Am 23.Januar, 109 Tage nach den Parlamentswahlen am 06.10.2018 , hat das lettische Parlament (Saeima) die neue, von fünf Parteien gebildete, Regierung von Krišjānis Kariņš (Neue Unity) im Amt bestätigt. Am Morgen des 23. Januars haben alle fünf Parteien den Koalitionsvertrag, die Regierungserklärung sowie den Vertrag über die Fiskaldisziplin unterzeichnet.

New publication about Migration and Refugees in South Asia

Centre for South Asia Studies (CSAS) and KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia organised a regional conference on 'Mirgration and Refugees in South Asia: Quest for a New Legal Regime' in Kathmandu on 26 September 2018.

Entrepreneurial Journalism in Africa

Media in Africa is under stress. Just like anywhere else in the world, fewer people are reading and consumer habits are changing fast, with more and more people trying to get news for free. But there is no good news for free.

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Stand der Rückkehrpolitik in Deutschland

Freiwillige Rückkehr und Abschiebung

Dieser Beitrag informiert über den Stand der Rückkehrpolitik in Deutschland

Senegals Superwahljahr startet

Kandidaten und Positionen für die Präsidentschaftswahl

2019 ist in Senegal ein Superwahljahr. Am 24. Februar finden Präsidentschaftswahlen und am 1. Dezember landesweite Kommunalwahlen Statt. In diesen Tagen beginnt offiziell der Wahlkampf um das höchste Amt i mStaat und wird von schafen rhetorischen Auseinandersetzungen geprägt. In den kommenden Wochen wird sich zeigen, ob die interhational hervorgehobene Stabilität des westafrikanischen Landes mit einer Tradition von Demokratie und friedlichen Wahlen über dieses Wahljahr hinaus Bestand hat. Die fragmentierte Opposition de sLandes ruft mitunter zu Boykott und Unruhestiftung bis zum Wahltag auf.

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.