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Contribution to the series "The World HandCOV'd"

When China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic in October 2019, the role of the United States in the international arena had been thoroughly reshuffled by the presidency of Donald Trump. His open contempt of multilateral institutions and policies driven by narrow interests had left allies doubting if they could rely on US support in the event of a crisis. At the same time, China has become particularly active in defining its role in the world since President and Party Chairman Xi Jinping took over leadership in 2012. He shifted China’s ambitions into a higher gear by announcing that China must “take centre stage in the world.”

El acceso a la justicia en tiempos de pandemia | Justicia constitucional

White Paper - 1

La Fundación Konrad Adenauer 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, convocamos a un seminario regional de análisis del acceso a la justicia en tiempos de pandemia. 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.

Gaston Britos

100 Tage Lacalle Pou: Auf klarem Kurs

Entschlossenes Handeln in der Corona-Krise verschafft dem uruguayischen Präsidenten Rückenwind für seine ambitionierte Reformagenda

Ganze zwölf Tage hatte die neue bürgerliche Regierung Uruguays zur Einarbeitung, bevor sie von den ersten Corona-Fällen in den Krisenmodus gezwungen wurde. Der Kaltstart gelang jedoch. Präsident Luis Lacalle Pou erwies sich als entschlossener, pragmatischer und erfolgreicher Krisenmanager, der auch jenseits der Pandemie eigene Akzente setzen konnte. Während dies bei den meisten Uruguayern bisher gut ankommt, werden die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Folgen der Pandemie das kleine aber institutionell stabile Land noch lange beschäftigen.

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Description of the current situation

Country Report of the Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

How is Bosnia and Herzegovina dealing with the corona crisis? There was no joint fight against Covid-19. Even now, decisions are made separately - a body for the entire country has not been formed. A coordination of measures was not noticeable. Fortunately, the number of cases remained low. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 152 people died of Covid-19, almost 2,000 people have recovered, and the number of confirmed cases is under 3,000. The number of newly infected people is very low.

Local Elections in Brazil 2020

Cadernos Adenauer 2/2020

The second issue of the series Cadernos Adenauer 2020 focuses on the local elections in Brazil and the challenges they face this year. This publication consists of nine chapters that discuss some of the most important issues on the Brazilian political agenda related to the election year we are in. Topics such as the political situation at the municipal level, the principle of subsidiarity, changes in electoral legislation, campaign financing, the end of proportional coalitions, the importance of municipal elections in the political scenario in general, political renewal movements and possible scenarios for 2020 and the implications for 2022 are the topics covered in this issue.


Contribution to the series "The World HandCOV'd"

The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the onset of an across-the-board, zero-sum confrontation between Washington and Beijing. This had already been preceded by the Trump administration’s trade war and open warnings surrounding Huawei’s 5G technology, the European Commission’s description of China as a “systemic rival promoting alternative models of governance”, criticism of the Chinese regime’s increasing control over Hong Kong and its treatment of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, and regional pushback against the perceived excesses of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Western countries’ hardening line toward China in recent months has left Beijing with likely the most unfavourable international environment it has faced since the Tiananmen incident of 1989.

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Corona Blog Mexiko

Monatsrückblick Mai 2020

Entgegen der Voraussagen der Regierung stiegen die Fall- und Todeszahlen im Mai exponentiell an. Das Coronavirus ist inzwischen in fast allen Kommunen Mexikos angekommen und stellt den Gesundheitssektor und die Wirtschaft vor enorme Herausforderungen. Am 31. Mai endete der Gesundheitsnotstand, doch die „Neue Normalität“ beginnt mit großen Einschränkungen.

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Corona Update: USA (10) – aktuelle Studien, Analysen und Kommentare

Für die Zeit vom 29. Mai bis 4. Juni 2020

Die Corona-Krise hat über die erheblichen gesundheitlichen Risiken und Folgen hinaus weitreichende Auswirkungen auf die Wirtschaft, Sicherheit, Forschung, Innen- und Außenpolitik sowie das gesell-schaftliche Leben in den Vereinigten Staaten. Namhafte US-amerikanische Think Tanks und Experten setzen sich intensiv mit den unterschiedlichen Aspekten und Herausforderungen dieser in ihrem Um-fang und ihrer Schnelligkeit beispiellosen Krise auseinander. Für einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Diskussion stellt das KAS-Auslandsbüro USA mit Sitz in Washington D.C. wöchentlich eine Auswahl an Studien, Analysen und Kommentaren jeweils mit Links zu den Beiträgen zusammen.

Srengthening Local Health Governance

The idea to try out the Social Audit (SA) as tool to look at the state of local health sector governance was agreed among the participants in the training series workshops. This was justified as easier to test and conduct within the varying community set ups. Furthermore, in comparison to the other tools of social accountability, the CSOs agreed that SA was more effective and less technical, providing a more appropriate learning tool. While there would be mistakes in the first exercise(s), it was generally agreed that this step would lay the foundation for more engagements through SA by the local organizations. The process of generating evidence using SA was said to be less complicated yet convincing. Furthermore, the low-cost implication of conducting SA was said to be manageable compared to other tools.

The Lebanon Chronicles

The Lebanon Chronicles is an independent platform for captivating, innovative journalism from Lebanon authored by young Lebanese journalists.

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