New Energy Partnerships and a Boost for Decarbonisation?

The War in Ukraine and Its Repercussions for Energy Policy in Asia

The Russian attack on Ukraine has led to turbulence on the Asian energy markets. The consequences are manifold: on the one hand, the rise in the price of fossil fuels may well provide decarbonisation with new momentum in many Asian countries. On the other hand, states such as India and especially China might try to cheaply purchase Russian energy resources, which are being increasingly shunned in the West. Thus Moscow, subject as it is to sanctions, has new opportunities for energy cooperation – but risks becoming increasingly dependent.

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Out of Siberia, into the Desert?

The Middle East and North Africa as Building Blocks of Europe’s Energy Transition

Russia’s war on Ukraine is increasing the pressure on Europe to wind down its dependence on Russian energy supplies. For this reason, politicians are turning their attention to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region that has historically been home to large quantities of fossil fuels. This seems to be a reasonable step in light of the region’s energy reserves, but it requires closer scrutiny. The MENA region, particularly the Arab Gulf states, is at the dawn of a new era of renewable energies. Instead of creating new dependencies, Europe should pursue a strategy of broad diversification of its energy sources, along with the establishment and expansion of energy innovation partnerships.

Zohra Bensemra, Reuters

Powerless against Digital Hate

African Societies and Social Networks

Social media open up unprecedented communication oppor­tunities in Africa. At the same time, they exacerbate conflicts, such as the one in Ethiopia. Facebook, just ahead of TikTok as the most important social network on the continent, is inadequately performing its moderating and supervising duties. In the same way, most states do not protect their citizens from digital attacks or surveillance. The negligence of these governments, which have a greater interest in surveillance than in protecting their own people, is turning the continent into a huge test lab for companies in Palo Alto and Shanghai. Technologically, Europe has little to oppose these trends with.

Social Market Economy Index (ESMA) Latin America, Application of ESMA principles in the region


This investigation is the result of cooperation between the Alliance for Democracy in Latin America (ADELA), the regional program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), based in Panama City, and the Corporación de Estudios para el Desarrollo (CORDES), a think tank based in Quito.

Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing in the Asia-Pacific Region

Meeting the new German standard of care for human rights and the environment

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Rule of Law Programme Asia published this study in cooperation with the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) titled the “Sustainable manufacturing and sourcing in the Asia Pacific - Meeting the new German standard of care for human rights and environment protection”. The study seeks to contribute to the public debates on human rights and the environment in supply chains in the context of the Asia-Pacific region.

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The Iranian Crescent – Part 3

Syrian-Iranian Relations Since 2000

The article series "The Iranian Crescent" analyzes Iran's political, geostrategic and economic interests in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Part three of the trilogy sheds light on Syrian-Iranian relations since the 2000s with a focus on the bilateral relations since the beginning of the uprising against President Assad's rule in 2011.

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Three Scenarios for the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Syria

Russia's war against Ukraine could broadly take one of the following three trajectories: 1) End of the conflict through a political settlement, or full withdrawal of Russian troops, 2) Prolonged war within Ukraine or 3) Spiralling hybrid war between NATO and Russia outside of Ukraine. Although the third option should not be excluded, as of April 2022, the second one is the most likely while the first option is the least likely in the coming six months to a year.

Elecciones estatales 2022: ¿el vaso medio lleno o medio vacío?

KASBLog: análisis y opinión

Una vez concluidos los procesos electorales del pasado 5 de junio, los partidos políticos se apresuran a encontrar mejores estrategias electorales y de comunicación, de cara a la elección presidencial de 2024, que está ya a la vuelta de la esquina.

The Architecture and Use of Emergency Powers: The Case of Ethiopia

From 1995 until 2020

Prof. Zelalem Eshetu Degifie analyzes the use of emergency powers in Ethiopia.

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Strategies of Authoritarian States in the UN Human Rights System

A Closer Look at the UN Human Rights Council

After the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), it took years for the Organisation of the United Nations (UN) to elaborate and adopt legal instruments and control mechanisms. This resulted in a global human rights system, still far from perfect, but thanks to which concerns for human rights gradually emerged in international diplomacy. However, as never before, this system is currently under pressure by authoritarian States.

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.