2030 Agenda - Basic law of sustainability

Agenda 2030 for sustainable development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2015. It contains a clear commitment to shared responsibility for a profound transformation of our societies that affects all spheres of life and aims to preserve our planet as a worthwhile home for future generations.

Identifying ways to deepen the EU-Singapore cyber relationship

The first EU-Singapore Security Think Tank Dialogue was held in Singapore at the end of January at the initiative of the EU Delegation to Singapore in order to promote greater political and security cooperation between these parties. Three policy areas were chosen for discussion, namely maritime security, cybersecurity, and counter-terrorism. While cyber-related questions also cut across maritime security and counter-terrorism issues, the underlying goal of the cybersecurity panel was to identify ways to deepen the EU-Singapore relationship in the field of cybersecurity, pointing out areas where the two sides could mutually learn from each other and cooperate more. This commentary was originally prepared to explore possible avenues for cyber cooperation between the EU and Singapore for the EU-Singapore Security Dialogue in January. The approach taken below is to first analyse the cyber nexus with wider EU-Singapore political and security cooperation in order to establish avenues for cyber cooperation. This then leads to a discussion about identifying specific priority areas for cyber cooperation through offering a list of examples, which is by no means exhaustive.

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Libyen: Haftar in der Tripolis-Sackgasse

Während Kampfverbände des selbsternannten Feldmarschalls und de-facto Herrschers Ost-Libyens Khalifa Haftar vor den Toren der libyschen Hauptstadt Tripolis stehen, haben die Milizen im Westen des Landes unter der nationalen „Einheitsregierung“ (GNA) die Operation „Vulkan des Zorns“ zur Verteidigung der Hauptstadt ausgerufen. Haftar will mit seiner „libyschen Nationalarmee“ (LNA) die Macht in Tripolis und somit in ganz Libyen übernehmen. Dafür muss er alles auf eine Karte setzen.

Climate Resilience in the Greater Bay Area of China

Role of Technological Innovation

In March in Singapore, the drivers and barriers for digitization of different sectors were discussed. Dr. Francesch discussed technological innovation for flood control.

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US-Entwicklungspolitik vor tiefgreifenden Reformen

Wechsel an der Spitze der Weltbank bildet nur einen Teil der Gesamtstrategie ab

Am 5. April 2019 haben die Exekutivdirektoren der Weltbank David Malpass einstimmig zum neuen Präsidenten der internationalen Entwicklungsorganisation gewählt. Malpass tritt seine fünfjährige Amtszeit am 9. April an. Dabei war die Nominierung von Malpass durch US-Präsident Donald Trump keineswegs unumstritten. Vielen Beobachtern gilt die Nominierung als Baustein für einen Paradigmenwechsel, mit dem die US-Entwicklungspolitik auf die zunehmende Bedrohung nationaler Interessen nicht zuletzt durch die Volksrepublik China reagiert. Die Reorganisation der Behörde für Entwicklungshilfe, eine stärkere Einbeziehung der Privatwirtschaft und die Schaffung einer neuen Entwicklungsbank sind Kernaspekte der neuen Konzeption.

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A Club for Egoists?

Low expectations of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan

Japan will be hosting its first annual G20 meeting of heads of state and government on 28 and 29 June 2019. The country is taking a constructive approach to this task and has adopted its own agenda, but despite this, expectations of the Osaka Summit are low. Will the Japanese G20 presidency succeed in exploring new opportunities for cooperation between industrialized and emerging economies, or will blockade, national egoism and mutual distrust also prevail at this meeting? The paper highlights the conditions for the upcoming G20 summit.

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Netanjahu unter Druck

Wahlen in Israel

Ein Kurzinterview mit dem Leiter des Auslandsbüros in Israel der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Alexander Brakel.

Aussiedlungen und Vertreibungen

Was für ein Mahnmal gegen die nationalsozialistischen Deportationen brauchen wir?

Die Publikation entstand nach einem Symposium im Jahr 2017, bei dem Experten und die Veranstalter, darunter auch die KAS, sich die Fragen stellten, wie man die Last der Erinnerung an diese Ereignisse an die jüngere Generation weiterzugeben und sie zu verfestigen sowie das Thema in der Schuldidaktik dauerhaft zu verankern.

Dissecting the Rise and Plateau of Digital Payments in India

The recent years have witnessed an unprecedented push towards digitisation and increasing access to both basic technologies and government services in India. A significant portion of this push is geared towards economic and financial inclusion in an effort to remedy India’s high levels of income inequality. Bedavyasa Mohanty provides an overview of India's digital payments landscape and examines which regulatory principles have spurred growth of payments and which ones have hindered it.

Japan’s Innovation Systems at the Crossroads: Society 5.0

Today, policymakers operate in a complex, dynamic and uncertain environment, where governments are increasingly asked to act as facilitators in the face of these constantly changing conditions. Yuko Harayama and René Carraz show the steps that led to the introduction of the Japanese "Society 5.0" and outline its conceptual definition as a foundation for future economic growth.

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.