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Religious Nationalism in South Asia

Building Nations, Breaking Communities?

A recent series of violent acts raises the question of a relation between the rise of religious nationalism and communal violence in South Asia. Here, we will shed some light on the roots and development of religious nationalism in South Asia and its impact on social cohesion.

Francois Lenoir, Reuters

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Why Nationalists in Europe Grow Stronger

Yielding resentments against the European Union as well as alleged threats: Nationalist parties gained increased electoral success throughout the last years in many member states of the European Union, while challenging their democratic underpinnings and developments. The underlying causes are manifold and vary regionally. How could a promising political response be shaped?

The Situation in the Sahel

Consequences for International Engagement in the Region

For many years, the Sahel region has been a focus of foreign, security, and development policy in Germany and the EU. Despite significant engagement on the part of the international community in the wake of Operation Serval, France’s successful military intervention against terrorist groups in Mali in January 2013, the security situation has continued to deteriorate year-on-year. Not only is this instability caused by jihadist organisations such as ­GSIM and ­EIGS, but also fuelled by local, often ethnic conflicts, armed militias, and organised crime. What is the background of the worsening situation and what are the consequences for Europe and Germany’s support for the Sahel states?

UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY AFTER COVID-19

Contribution to the series "The World HandCov'd"

The largest intergovernmental organization that solemnly celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020 was definitely not in its best shape as it approached the new landmark. The organization was established by the countries that were victorious in WWII and literally immediately found itself divided into two opposed blocks — capitalist and socialist — with the Group of 77 seeking neutrality in between. That confrontation was overcome for a short period in the 1990s after the disintegration of the USSR and the global socialist system.

A new Agenda for Trade and Investment

Fostering Europe’s Strategic Autonomy

With a view to growing protectionism and geo-economic competition, compounded by economic recession and geopolitical tensions following the COVID-19 crisis, the EU should foster its capacity to act more strategically and more autonomously. Fostering strategic autonomy is essential to advancing Europe’s interests and reinforcing European sovereignty. As part of this effort, the EU should make more active use of its trade and investment policies. That requires bracing for trade shocks and unfair trade practices, empowering Europe by leveraging its Single Market, and engaging internationally to uphold rules-based trade and a stable international order.

NEW ZEALAND - Run up to the election

by Eva Wagner, Programme Coordinator Rule of Law, Energy and Development Policy

This is the latest edition of KAS Australia's Digital Snapshot - a potpourri of current affairs from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The weekly digital snapshot provides an analysis of selected media and think tank articles, intended to offer an overview of the debate in these countries. The original version includes hyperlinks and links for further reading.

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Russlands neue Verfassung

Wähler stimmen für Verfassungsänderung

Am 1. Juli fand in Russland ein Volksentscheid über eine umfassend geänderte Verfassung statt. Eine vorzeitige Stimmabgabe war bereits seit dem 25. Juni möglich. Bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von ca. 65 Prozent der Stimmberechtigten votierten knapp 78 Prozent für und mehr als 21 Prozent gegen die Verfassungsänderungen. Während sich Vertreter der Regierungspartei und anderer in der Staats-Duma vertretenen Parteien zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis zeigen, kritisieren Gegner der Verfassungsänderungen deren Inhalt sowie die Vorbereitung und Durchführung des Referendums. Die Verfassungsreform wurde im Januar dieses Jahres von Präsident Wladimir Putin angeregt. In einem nur wenige Monate dauernden Prozess kam es zur Ausarbeitung weitgehender Verfassungsänderungen. Neben der so genannten Nullsetzung der bisherigen Amtszeiten des Präsidenten, durch die der amtierende Präsident 2024 und theoretisch auch 2030 zwei weitere Male kandidieren darf, wird das staatliche Selbstverständnis der Russischen Föderation in vielen Bereichen neu definiert. Der neue Verfassungstext beinhaltet deutlich sozialere und konservativere Inhalte als die Ursprungsverfassung aus dem Jahre 1993.

El amor (a la política) en los tiempos del COVID-19

Reflexiones en el marco del Seminario online Conversaciones PolítiKAS realizado el 2 de julio

¿Cómo convencer a los electores de la importancia de política para el fortalecimiento de la democracia? ¿cómo enamorar a más jóvenes para que se animen a hacer política desde los partidos? ¿cómo los partidos políticos competirán en el proceso electoral del 2021 con una pandemia mundial que afecta las elecciones?

Acceso a la justicia en tiempos de pandemia | Justicia laboral

White Paper 4

La presente publicación corresponde a la sesión 4 "Justicia laboral" de la serie de diálogos "Acceso a la justicia en tiempos de pandemia" que la Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung a través de su Oficina en México y de su Programa Estado de Derecho para Latinoamérica y el programa de Acceso a la Justicia, del Departamento de Derecho del Tecnológico de Monterrey en la Ciudad de México, los cuales se llevaron a cabo con miras a enriquecer el debate actual que se ha generado, impulsar modificaciones a las políticas que se implementan y, sobre todo, trazar una ruta para salvaguardar el derecho de acceso a la justicia en México.

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Ciberseguridad en Costa Rica

Octava edición de #PolítiKASenLínea

Entrevista con Jorge Mora Flores, Director de Gobernanza Digital, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT).

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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.

Interviews

In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.

kurzum

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 Reportsd

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 www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.