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Mastering Africa’s Urban Future

Safety and Security in South African Cities

Africa’s future is urban and young: by 2050, the urban population in Africa will have tripled, the number of African megacities will have quintupled, and the majority of urban residents will be young people. For some, these are the most important challenges surrounding development in Africa. Challenges such as safety and security will become an important focal point. How can crime prevention and policing keep apace with such challenges? Will Africa’s urbanisation translate into a better and economically prosperous life for all, or is it set to increase violence, inequality and mal-administration?

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“Large Cities Are Where the Society of Singularities Concentrates”

An Interview with Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz, Professor of Comparative Cultural Sociology at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

Fifty States, Two Worlds

The Political Dimension of the Urban-Rural Divide in the United States

There is a chasm between urban and rural populations in the US. Donald Trump’s success in the last presidential election showed the enormity of the political implications of the urban-rural divide. It appears that it will be difficult to close this gap even in the medium term. The differences between city and countryside will therefore continue to play a decisive role in future elections.

100 Jahre Ende Erster Weltkrieg

Erinnerung, Mahnung und Auftrag

Vor 100 Jahren endeten die Kampfhandlungen des Ersten Weltkrieges. Auch wenn der Kriegszustand formal bis zum Inkrafttreten des Friedensvertrages von Versailles andauerte, gilt der erste Waffenstillstand von Compiègne, der am 11. November 1918 zwischen dem Deutschen Kaiserreich und der Entente geschlossen wurde, als Jahrestag des Endes der „Grande Guerre“. Der Blick auf die Jahre 1914 bis 1918 tut auch heute Not.

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Der Globale Pakt für sichere, geordnete und reguläre Migration

Nach der Unterzeichnung des Migrationspakts müssen auch konkrete Schritte der Umsetzung folgen

Angesichts der starken Migrations- und Flüchtlingsbewegungen 2015 und 2016 kamen die 193 Staaten der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im September 2016 einstimmig zur Übereinkunft, dass aufgrund der Komplexität und Globalität der Phänomene Flucht und Migration internationale Vereinbarungen notwendig sind, die zum einen die Schwächen der Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention im Bereich des Flüchtlingsschutzes adressieren und zum anderen für den weitaus umfassenderen Bereich der Migration einen Rahmen für internationales Migrationsmanagement setzen.

Europäisches Parlament / Pietro Naj-Oleari

Die Rechtlichkeit der Europäischen Union

Europa-Rede der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, der Stiftung Zukunft Berlin, der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa sowie der Mercator-Stiftung

Exzellenzen, liebe Studierende und liebe Schülerinnen und Schüler, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, bei der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, der Stiftung Zukunft Berlin sowie der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa und der Stiftung Mercator darf ich mich zunächst für die ehrenvolle Einladung bedanken, an diesem für Deutschland und damit auch für Europa so geschichtsträchtigen Erinnerungstag des 9. November zu Ihnen sprechen zu dürfen. Dies ist ein besonderer Tag, um eine Rede über Europa zu halten.

Every Second Macedonian Doesn’t Believe in Media Independence

There is only little trust in the work of media in Macedonia: Every second Macedonian believes that journalists in their country can’t report independently. Furthermore, only one third of the population feels well informed about political topics. Generally Macedonians are informing themselves about politics from the TV. There is relatively high trust in the EU and NATO. These are the main results of a national representative survey commissioned by the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Aktuelle Entwicklungen zur Wahlrechtsreform in Albanien

Wahlrechtsreform als Schlüsselkriterium für EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen

Ein eng mit dem Reformprozess Albaniens im Zuge der europäischen Integration verknüpftes Thema ist die Verabschiedung und Umsetzung einer umfassenden Wahlrechtsreform. Kaum ein anderer politischer Verhandlungsprozess bot in den Medien sowie in der Parteienlandschaft seit dem Sommer 2018 so viel Diskussionsstoff – und so viel Anlass zur Sorge.

Climate Change and Violent Conflict: Sparse Evidence from South Asia and South East Asia

The impacts of climate change are increasingly viewed as global security risks, which will have far-reaching implications for both human and renewable natural systems. Most climate–conflict research has focused on East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. This SIPRI Insights explores and summarizes the findings from a systematic literature review of climate–conflict research on South Asia and South East Asia. Although these regions have been greatly affected by both climate change and conflict, there have only been a small number of rigorous academic studies that focus on the climate–conflict relationship. While this constrains the ability to draw general conclusions, there is context specific evidence that climate change can have an effect on the causes and dynamics of violent conflict in the region when: (a) it leads to a deterioration in people’s livelihoods; (b) it influences the tactical considerations of armed groups; (c) elites use it to exploit social vulnerabilities and resources; and (d) it displaces people and increases levels of migration. In acknowledging that these mechanisms are often interlinked and more noticeable in some climatic, conflict and socio-economic contexts than in others, the need for more research in both regions is clear.

El comercio internacional, propiedad intelectual, biodiversidad y cambio climático: convergencias y retos

Boletín y Política Comercial y Ambiental N°4

Cuarto número de la serie "Boletín de Política Comercial y Ambiental" del Programa EKLA de la Fundación Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung y la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)

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.