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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Berlin

Current background information on the visit of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Berlin

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is expected to pay an official visit to Berlin from March 11 to 13. While bilateral relations were at a low point under the previous government of Rodrigo Duterte, they have improved noticeably since Marcos took office. One reason for this is the tense geopolitical climate and the interest of both countries in defending the rules-based international order. The most important topics of the visit will therefore be the maintenance of regional security in the Indo-Pacific and the intensification of economic and trade relations.


How to Upgrade EU Benchmarking in Fundamentals: The Case of Judicial Reform in Ukraine

Analitical paper

With this study, UCEP initiates a discussion among key stakeholders who will be involved in developing the agenda of the EU-Ukraine accession negotiations. The authors propose a new approach to the formulation of benchmarks in the Fundamentals cluster, which are currently formulated in a rather general way. Defining clear and measurable indicators in the key cluster, taking into account the national context, will allow Ukraine to move towards EU membership faster, and more efficiently while maintaining the necessary pace of reforms. The authors demonstrate the idea of changing the approach to the formulation of benchmarks on the example of the reform of the judicial system in Ukraine and call on Ukrainian and European experts to discuss improving the EU accession rules. The research was developed by the Ukrainian Center for European Policy in cooperation with the Western Balkan expert Marko Kmezic (University of Graz, Austria) and the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms (Kyiv, Ukraine) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ukraine.

The Question of Freedom and Security in Morocco in Times of Multiple and Simultaneous Crises

Actes du colloque national organisé le 14 et le 15 octobre 2022 à Marrakech sous le thème La question de la liberté et la sécurité au Maroc en temps de crises multiples et simultanées par le Centre des Recherches Stratégiques sur la Sécurité et le Terrorisme et la fondation Fatima Al Fihri en partenariat avec la fondation Konrad Adenauer.

Freedom of Navigation in the Black Sea Area and the Strategic Significance of the Danube

Does a potential redesign of trade routes make sense, so that the Danube becomes an alternative entry and exit point into and out of the Black Sea?

Brazil in Focus 02/2024

Legislative power needs attention / Renewable energies in Brazil

The new edition of the Brasil Em Foco series is available for free download. This, the second issue of 2024, features two articles dedicated to the topics of the legislative agenda in Brazil in 2024 and renewable energies in Brazil. The Brasil em Foco series aims to publish monthly articles analyzing the main issues on the political scene, in order to contribute to the democratic debate.

Governance - institutions, actors and strategies

Publication on the theme of governability at a strategic moment for understanding this phenomenon, five years after the first collection of texts.

In 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the collective of political scientists called LEGIS-ATIVO, a project associated with the Voto Consciente Movement, were faced with a crucial question: how could the executive branch carry out its agenda under the leadership of a newly-elected president who was ranting against the basic foundations of what had been understood up to that point as governability? Moreover, how could it be understood that this phenomenon was more complex than the relations between the Planalto and the National Congress? Thus was born, at the beginning of 2019, "GOVERNABILITY - to understand Brazilian politics", a title that gained ground in academia and among political analysts. But five years on, until the dawn of 2024, Brazil has witnessed new chapters of constant "political reform", the extrapolation of the Judiciary as a central actor in the public policy agenda, different conflicts based on an Executive that is intense in its actions, new ways of understanding Governability as a phenomenon and, above all, two forces brought to the forefront in the perception of the phenomenon that once again lends its name to a work by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation: the Armed Forces and International Relations. Faced with such complexity, we present here GOVERNABILITY - Institutions, actors and strategies - with unpublished texts and a very special group of authors.

Raisina Dialogue 2024 - The America Files

Wie der US-Wahlkampf und eine vermeintlich unvermeidliche Rückkehrs Trumps beim Raisina-Dialog in Indien diskutiert wurden

Die US-Präsidentschaftswahl 2024 könnte für das Land und die Welt von entscheidender Bedeutung sein. Die Supermacht befindet sich in einer seltsamen und beispiellosen Situation. Die Hälfte des Landes erkennt die Legitimität des Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten nicht an. Auf dem Papier sind die Wirtschaftsleistung und die Aussichten gut; Tendenz steigend. Die Inflation hat die Geschichte komplizierter gemacht, da Kommentatoren und Wahlkämpfer auf beiden Seiten den Aspekt hervorgehoben haben, der am besten zu ihrer Politik passt. Die internationalen Partner der USA sind zutiefst verunsichert über den künftigen Kurs der Vereinigten Staaten und den wachsenden Geist des Isolationismus. Für das weltumspannende Netzwerk aus Partnerschaften, Freundschaften und Allianzen, das Amerika aufgebaut hat stellen sich daher folgende Fragen: Wie sind die Wiederwahlaussichten von Präsident Biden? Können die Demokraten die Senatsmehrheit halten? Welche Botschaften verfangen im Wahlkampf? Ist Donald Trumps Rückkehr als republikanischer Kandidat unvermeidlich? Welche Rolle werden seine rechtlichen Probleme im Wahlkampf spielen? Können die Republikaner ihre laute und mächtige rechte Flanke kontrollieren oder stehen uns vier Jahre Chaos bevor? Gibt es noch überparteiliche Prinzipien, auf die sich die wichtigsten Partner der USA im Nahen Osten, im Indopazifik und in Europa verlassen können?

Policy Paper PPI N°1: Mujeres indígenas, entre la resistencia y la resilencia

Propuestas y soluciones locales de adaptación al cambio climático lideradas por mujeres indígenas en Latinoamérica

El Programa Regional de Participación Política Indígena presenta este Policy Paper, que destaca los esfuerzos y respuestas de las mujeres indígenas de la región ante el cambio climático en sus comunidades.

Policy Paper PPI N°2: Manejo de bienes comunes y participación juvenil

En la Central de comunidades Chiquitanas Turubó (CCHIT) en el municipio de San José de Chiquitos del departamento de Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

El Programa Regional de Participación Política Indígena presenta este Policy Paper, que revela los hallazgos encontrados en un estudio sobre las comunidades Chiquitanas Turubó, su administración de recursos y la participación de sus jóvenes.

University of Toronto

February Briefing

Canada's Value as a Place to Study

KAS Canada Briefings are monthly reports covering important national topics.

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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

International Reports (IR) is the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's periodical on international politics. It offers political analyses by our experts in Berlin and from more than 100 offices across all regions of the world. Contributions by named authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team.

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.